Time for quite a change from the stuff I've been painting lately with some Saga miniatures! I realized my last 28mm have been painted last March and since then I've only churned out 15mm Napoleonics and Flames of War miniatures. So a change in pace was definitely in order to neutralize the palate from all that small lead.
These guys are the Gall-Gaedhill or the Sons of Death, a band of Norse Gael mercenaries that can be taken as Swords for Hire in Saga. I'm mostly just going to use them as normal Hearthguard and Warriors instead of the special unit, but they were nice looking minis so they found a place in my growing warband.
I decided to stick with just a few different shades when painting them and left all decorations off from the capes to make it a nice fast side project between all the olive drab. Worked out quite nicely with the unit being mostly done in one session with only the basing left for later. I wanted to keep the chainmail more dull coloured, but might still have to go back and give it a light drybrush of a lighter tone. It looks a bit too monotone, especially on the photos. But for now I'm happy with the results and painting them really did miracles to my painting motivation. To finish them I used shield decals from War Flag as I have done in the past as well. Easy to apply and only minor touch ups were required to blend them in.
They look great, love the cloaks...VastaaPoista
Thank you Phil!Poista
They are stunning and like Phil, the cloaks rally caught my eye.VastaaPoista
Mrs Death would be proud sir. You've done a cracking job with her boys!VastaaPoista
Thanks Millsy! Though judging by their conduct in history I'd suspect many a mother would like to disown them :)Poista
Very well done indeed! And you've certainly not lost your edge when it comes to painting 28mm.VastaaPoista
Thanks mate! It was fun to paint something larger for a changePoista
They look great. You've done a really good job on these!VastaaPoista