Sunday, 9 April 2017

Picts

A unit of Picts for Saga gaming. The Picts are one of the factions in the Arthur and Aetius supplement, which I hope we will get to play one day. They could also be played as Scots or even Irish from the Dark Ages supplements. In Fantastic Saga, I reckon they would make a nice version of the Wild Tribes.

These figures are from Mierce Miniatures, spearmen from the Albainn range. I bought them a couple of years ago as part of a kickstarter, they have been sat in the box for the best part of a year. The new Saga book gave me just the impetus I needed to get them painted. They are available now in metal if you don't like resin.

They paint up really nicely, the sculpts are amazingly detailed and very crisp, so a lot of the hard work is done with some simple glazes. I went to town a bit on the tartan clothing, that was the real time sink in this unit. The woad and  tattoos might look complex but it's really just a blue glaze in most areas, with a few more solid squiggles and dots here and there to complete the illusion.

7 comments:

Phil Curran said...

Very impressive indeed.

Matt Crump said...

Nice tartan ๐Ÿ˜€

Michael Awdry said...

Outstanding work!

Andrew said...

Amazing! Love the tartans especially, but they're all great.

Michaล‚ Kucharski said...

WoooooW what a great brush work! tartans are awesome!

Old Fogey said...

Thank you kindly gents, most appreciated.

Terry Silverthorn said...

Fantastic work on those picts!

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