This light chariot for my Scots-Irish actually includes a fig that I had painted before: the rider. I had her one her own base at first, but I wanted her to be on a chariot, so I painted up the chariot. This is my third chariot from this line of figs, only one more to go to finish of the Scots-Irish army!
This element is made up of figures I had singly based previously, but I figured I would include the DBA element version for completeness. Overall, I like the way the figs work together on a single base.
I painted up these three this past week to get ready for an event at Fallcon. I fielded this army and its four chariots in a chariot themed tournament. These figures are fun to paint, but it was strangely hard to motivate myself to paint them even though I sculpted them... or perhaps that's why! I used a sword for the first time with these figs, and it worked out pretty well. Also, I like the shieldless option for these figs as well.
After doing droves of 1:1 scale real tablet braids over the past year, I decided to do some braided belts on some figures, thus the colourful belts on two of them. I like the character it adds to the figures and the unit as a whole.
This element is made up of two figures I had singly based, and one that I painted to round it out. I like the look of the figs together, and I'm happy with the final look of the element.
The first of two psiloi elements for the army. The girl on the left there must be wealthy... Either that or she spent all her time and money on the dress and didn't bother with a spear and shield!
Another couple of wealthy slingers!
Another Trey Corbies javelin woman. This is a more running pose. I am pretty happy with it overall. It's a dynamic figure and the painting went well... The sculpting on the face though... It's not perfect, and it's not too much different from more than a few 15mm figures, but I might do things differently next time!
Faces in 15mm are pretty tough! This was fun to do (both sculpt an paint), and features my overall queen figure for my Irish line of figures! I attempted to capture a regal air to her as she leads her Irish women into battle! I had a lot of tun with this one, especially putting the heads on the chariot, which was a lot easier than I figured it would be! The skull standard there is my bull skull on the end of a bit of paper clip, otherwise the figures are all vanilla! This is one of my favourites! One thing to note about this one is that I didn't dry brush the hound, but highlighted the hairs! In the end, when comparing it to the other hound I painted, I think dry brushing shows the detail better than highlighting! This is figure is available to buy over on the Trey Corbies Website.
This is another of my favourites, which I both sculpted and painted here, and I even took the time to do curly knots on the shield, and they turned out very well I think! Overall, I love the heroic pose on this one :) Shameless self congratulation, since i sculpted it myself, but what can I say? I'm quite pleased with this one. This is figure is available to buy over on the Trey Corbies Website.
This sculpt was based on a very ubiquitous image of a male druid priest, and so I painted it up in the off-white colours of the painting I used for sculpting inspiration. I'm happy with it, although I didn't sculpt eyeballs onto it, and so I didn't paint them either! This is figure is available to buy over on the Trey Corbies Website.
More of a warband type generic figure, I sculpted her with an open hand. She's a warrior class woman, and so dressed in the historically correct warrior class way. She's one of my favourite figures overall I think, and could easily be a leader type. Pretty happy with her overall. This is figure is available to buy over on the Trey Corbies Website.
This pose was inspired by an image of a modern woman throwing the javelin in the olympics. I think it really captures movement, as she's in the middle part of the motion of throwing the javelin after taking a running start. Both the javelin and the shield were added to the figure, and the javeling is a paper clip.
This was the second sculpt I did for this line, and I am particularily happy with the hair in the back. Actually, I am pretty happy with the whole figure, and the paint job :) The shield and javelin were added to the figure, the javelin being a paper clip. I'm happy with it, and used a British Celtic design as inspiration for the shield. This is figure is available to buy over on the Trey Corbies Website.
This is my chariot... My first two horses, my first dog, my first vehicle for the sculpting side anyway. The hardest thing to sculpt for me on this were the wheels... I am still not sure what the best way to do the wheels is... Overall though, I am extremely happy with both my sculpts and paint job on these girls :) The dynamic poses are rare in 15mm historicals. The movement is really what I like about these figs! The rider there is wearing Irish warriors outfit (typically for men), and is loosely based on the Morrigan!
The first of three slinger figures for the celtic Irish warrior women from the line I sculpted. Note that the sling is supposed to be spinning... It's in the correct position if it was a snap shot sorta deal; htey wouldn't let me sculpt a disc to show a spinning sling! But, it works I think. It was fun to paint!
This is my favourite, and I think it looks a lot like Ray Davies, lead singer of the Kinks... I was listening to a lot of Kinks at the time! Still, I am happy with the character in the face and the slinging pose! It painted up pretty well also.
This is the re-load pose! Placing the stone and looking for a good target! Overall, I am very happy with these figs!
This is the my first figure that I have sculpted, had cast, and painted! Myself along with a couple of buddies have done a line of Scots-Irish fighting females, which should be released soon! She was fun to paint for sure.
A scale picture for reference; everyone asks, so here it is!
My Irish all assembled and ready for battle! Lead by the fearless Morrigan!
I wanted to do a female hero for this army, as females figure prominently in Irish warfare. It's a pitty that nobody has female warriors for this range. This one specifically I sculpted myself! (you can see the green in the greens gallery). Again with the painted shield. I still might string the reigns on the horses as well, if so I'll upate the picture!
I had a few extra figs (these are all Old Glory) so I figured I would do a warband general option. I did a poor sculpting job on that bull's skull there, and note how out of scale it is with the bulls horn horn instrument held by the musician there. But it works. I went with painted shields as well because they look good :)
More yellow and black action. More celtic knot work. Not the fig on the right of the element is not Essex, but Old Glory. Side by side they don't look too bad, but you can see the extra blocky-chunkiness of the Old Glory fig.
The fig in the middle is my favourite pose, and I really wanted to do it in red at least once, so here it is. More knots on the sheilds.
Yet another set of 3Ax figs, a little red, black and yellow. More red, but it fits in the context of the army. Again with the knotted shields, and some tryst action on the boss-less sheild.
More black and white bees from Ulster! And a new shield design with a celtic feel. One knotwork shield as well. I reduced the blob effect on the stripes by thickening them slightly, and also taking the time to go back and touch them up. Pretty happy with these figs, although I must admit, the black and yellow scheme is getting a bit tenuous! The things I do for historical accuracy!
I had to add some blue to the mix! It's still historically feasible apparently and compliments the red hair well! Also, still with the thicker stripes on the tunics and the knotwork and three twirl shields.
A red tunic! Again, it is also historically feasible, and a close up of the new shield design.
So, this element is where I leanred than the thicker the stripes, the better! Not the red-headed fig on the outside, the back has the thin stripes, and the front has thicker ones. Again with the blue jacket there.
A 3-Auxalia elemnt for the Scot-Irish army. The army consists of nine of these elements all together, along with two Psiloi and a chariot or warband. Not the fairly monochrome colours: yellow, black, off-white. According to ancient Irish laws, the lower classes were only allowed to wear those three colours. There were some exceptions apparently. Also worth note in this elements is the presence of the dubiously historically accurate wicker shield (far left). Although its historical accuracy has been doubted, it seems that this shield type is such a part of the ancient Irish image that you can't do without it!
I like this stand a lot with the freehand shields. Simple, yet effective designs. Here I also have a warrior in a green tunic, which some would argue isn't all that accurate. Still, others would say it is and I should couldn't bring myself to use only yellow and black!
A couple psiloi in the standard balck, white and yellow sorta colours. Note the lack of shield designs on these poor fighters.
Another set of Psiloi, completing the two psiloi elements for the army. Again with the green tunic. These are some pretty wealthy psiloi considering their garb, but it's likely because they just beat up and stole the clothes off of some Linster types :)