Pics of my Saxons went up on Curt's blog last night (link to post). The 22 figures gave me a base score of 110 points, plus a bonus of 21 points for the hand-painted shields (the standard bearer was shieldless), for a total of 131 points. That boosted me to 12th place between Ray in 13th and Fran in 11th. The question which is the clown and which the joker?
Before I sate your lust for mini-pr0n with pics of 28mm Saxons, a quick update on the late 30YW horse. After posting here last night I did get the washes done. I also applied a black undercoat to metalwork (flagpole finials, pistol barrels) then dry-brushed with Bronze or Oily Steel as appropriate. This evening I have done the saddle cloths (Gold Brown) and the wood (pistol stocks, flagpoles). I'll probably do the holsters and flags before I go to bed, maybe the horse markings as well.I doubt that I'll have finished these before I go to Usk for the tourney and I can't do the basing until I've got hold of the other 6 figures and painted them so it may be a little while before my next entry for the Challenge.
Challenge Entry #4: Twenty Two 28mm Gripping Beast Saxons
And here they are. Can these Soft Southern Saxons defeat those Naughty Norsemen? Only time will tell.
Hmmm, not sure I want to take these guys on
The Eorl and his bannerman
Rear view - the cloak and the windsock each got about 4 or 5 shades and highlights
The Eorl's bodyguard
The rest of the Thegns
A close up to show the rear of the shield. I like the way the wood came out (more obvious here than on spear shafts and axe handles). This came out from a basecoat of Cork Brown, my Brown "magic wash" and the Klear/ink coat.
There's still a couple of hours left to enter if you haven't done so already. I'll be posting the winner tomorrow evening.