Sunday, July 28, 2013

SAGA Anglo-Danish Hearthguard + 100 followers!

Real life has been getting in the way BIG TIME of late. Firstly my son has started a programming course near where I work two nights a week. Whilst I am very proud of the little chip off the old Millsy block, it means staying back rather late after work and consequently not doing much modelling. Add to that a LOT of search and rescue work with the fire brigade and, well, nothing much has happened recently. Until now...

This weekend I got my life back (such as it is), got the brushes going and finished 3 points (12 figures) of Anglo-Danish Hearthguard for SAGA. Woot! These guys are Crusader metals and a real pleasure to paint. Lots of detail but not too fine, lovely proportions and plenty of character in the poses. Unfortunately there are only four variants of the long-axe wielding chappies but a bit of careful painting are they are sufficiently different so you won't notice on the table.




In the dozen hearthguard there are 2 x 4 groups with long-axes and 1 x 4 with a mix of weapons. This means I can field the long-axes as a larger block of 8 at times to change things up. Here's a couple of quick shots of some of them from the rear as you can't see all the shields in the frontal views.



I've got 8 levy bowmen left to paint and then I've got a full 6 points finished - warlord, 4 x long-axe hearthguard, 4 x long-axe hearthguard, 4 x hearthguard, 8 x warriors, 8 x warriors, 12 x levy bowmen.


Finally, we've been quietly ticking towards 100 followers over the last few weeks despite the lack of posts. Welcome aboard to James Brewerton, Guidowg, 1/72 figures, Paul's Bods, Grigork, Baconfat and number 100... Secundus. Hope you all enjoy what we have to offer! We're well on the way to 50,000 views as well and should pass that milestone in a month or so. At that point I guess we'll have to do the obligatory giveaway huh? ;-)

Cheers,
Millsy

12 comments :

  1. 12 POINTS??

    Incredible work, but I can see I'll have to pick up the pace to get anything playable any time soon.

    I'm still painting my first 4 points..!

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  2. Nice work. Sometimes life means we don't spend the time we have liked to have spent on our hobbys.
    Congrats on the followers going up.
    Cheers

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  3. Congrats on reaching 100 followers, but the real story here is 12 pts! Wow!

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  4. Oooh, they look very jolly.
    Nice work
    TWD

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  5. Thanks all for the positive comments. ;-)

    @Ev you must be pretty close to finishing your 4 points though given everything I've seen you post on here of late...

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    1. I've blocked in skin and cloth base tones for the remainder of the Warriors, but they're not at an interesting enough stage for WIP shots yet.

      Besides, I had a couple of tartan-related mishaps which meant that I had to start a couple of them from base tones again, which is frustrating, to say the least!

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  6. Lovely work, Millsy! The shieldwork is pretty tasty - well done. AND congratulations on your 100 milestone!

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  7. Congrats on the 100 followers.
    Great figure Millsy, they look very dangerous!!!

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  8. Stunningly painted Warband, Millsy. Congrats on 100, but I'm sure your followers will surely grow with beautiful work like this Best, Dean

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  9. Great painting, Millsy! I especially love your scratch painted shields. Great minds paint alike, eh?

    And congrats on both your blog and being a great dad to your son.

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    1. Thanks Monty, much appreciated. My son's a great kid and makes me proud as hell. He's worth the effort. ;-)

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