Monday, August 3, 2015

A package arrived! If you don't paint the minis within a reasonable time of their arrival, they'll never get painted!

Arthurians! GB Arthurian figures are hard to come by via US distributors. I found these on ebay for reasonable prices. (left to right: arthurian armored warriors, arthurian personalities,  and west wind guys without heads)
Some of these GB figures have horrible mold lines. I only have experience with GB's plastics and metal saga minis. These older sculpts are not as clean.

On top: Romano british spearmen in helmets. Bottom: Romano british unarmoured spearmen. (they are really cool and suitable for welsh or scottish armies).

West Wind Romano British Cavalry. Im upset about the heads I received, there are too many duplicates, and I only received 1 copy of my favorite head sprue. 

Additionally, I got a pack of GB arthurian Saxon Heros, as well as GB now OOP Rus Varjazi. I quickly primed these fellows so they could join the ranks of my Baltic pagan army. The Saxon Heros are similar in height to the GB Jomsviking range, they both tower over most other miniatures. The Rus are a more normal 28mm size, however the left most Rus axeman was a terrible sculpt. Some doctoring was necessary to enable the Varjazi to hold his axe in a way that looked physically possible. After that the sculpt bothered me way less. The hand was chopped off with a hobby knife and rotated.

These boys are looking ferocious and almost ready for action. Just add flock and voila.

These are random GW parts glued on to pennies with sand added. Don't know what Im gonna use them for. I may cave and buy frostgrave, and then they'll have a purpose! 

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