Monday, 10 September 2012

"To Britain's Shores"; Leofric The Drunkard

As you can tell, I
don't like painting
faces.
After that sterling performance in the Saxon raid on Mill-town on Key-nes, it seemed to me that good old Leofric needed a figure. Finding a Saxon drunk in 28mm is not easy, so after a bit of searching I gave up and headed for the spares box, in this case, lots of Gripping Beast and Wargames Factory Saxons of various types.

As it turned out, what I ended up using was a spare Gripping Beast metal figure - it's in fact the "Penda - last Pagan king" one. He's meant to have an axe in his hand, but this being Leofric, he's got a drinking horn (from a Wargames Factory Saxon Thegns musician) instead.

Painting was the usual approach - Army Painter plate mail spray, Army Painter acrylics and Strong Tone ink wash. Leofric's based on a 2p piece, with Tamiya Dark Earth texture paint, and static grass from Javis Spring Green and Gale Force 9 Arid Grass.
James doing his photography
homework.

The photo was taking using an improvised light box - a Really Useful Box, a piece of white card and some Javis basing material - by my son James. who had 'macrophotography' as his homework from photography club at school this week.

He's hired, I think!

2 comments:

  1. Great conversion, I don't think he will be able to find the right ship home after plundering

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  2. And may the pagan Gods bless his piratical expedition for new land and fresh supplies of ale in the isle of Britannia, Mike!! Great conversion!

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