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SAGA Norman crossbows

After being disappointed with the Little Big Men transfers, I had put my SAGA Normas aside, wondering if I would ever come back to them. After my recent successes with my very old waterslide transfers I have brought them back out.

Naturally, the first eight models feature no transfers at all. These are warriors with crossbows, a unit type exclusive to the Norman faction (last time I checked).

I hope you like brown, because that it about all I used here! GW’s contrast paints were heavily used here – Snakebite Leather for the clothing, Black Templar for the underclothes, Wyldewood for the crossbows themselves, and Cygor Brown for the boots, which are mostly hidden under the basing material. The exposed skin was done in Gulliman Flesh. The metal helms and chin straps are the only non-contrast paint here.

The next batch will have shields and therefore transfers, promise!

20 comments on “SAGA Norman crossbows

  1. Ann
    May 29, 2021

    Yes, I like brown, heh, and I for one think you did a very nice job on them. As usual, the dioramas/scenery you display your creations in are nice too.

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  2. Luke
    May 29, 2021

    They look very good. I haven’t used contrast paints, but I may have a go at them seeing this result. Nice terrain, too!

    Liked by 4 people

    • davekay
      May 29, 2021

      Thanks Luke, I enjoyed the contrast result on these models, I wasn’t sure how it would come out when I started.

      Also, that ruined tower has put in good service for me over the years!

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  3. Guru PIG
    May 29, 2021

    They look good. The brown gives a realisitc look from the time of the usurpers 1066 “French Invasion”!

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  4. grumpygnome101
    May 29, 2021

    It is too bad about the LBM transfers being so fiddly for you. I have not used them enough myself to have a strong opinion but will keep it in mind.

    Your Normans are looking good!

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  5. John@justneedsvarnish
    May 29, 2021

    Nice looking unit there! 🙂

    Like

  6. imperialrebelork
    May 29, 2021

    Nice work man. The contrast paints work well. I haven’t experimented too much them yet but they work well as a glaze I’ve found.

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    • davekay
      May 29, 2021

      Thanks, yes I think the Contrast Paints have more uses than they are often given credit for.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. redcaer1690
    May 29, 2021

    Have u tried putting some ova on the shield before adding the lbm transfer on? I still mess up about one in ten tho!
    Love the crossbows; my target is 4 points of Normans by Sunday!!!

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    • davekay
      May 29, 2021

      Looking forward to seeing your Normans! My main issue was with the plastic fronting that seemed stuck fast into the transfers, I destroyed several trying to get it off.

      Liked by 1 person

      • redcaer1690
        May 29, 2021

        Roger that- I ‘be noticed that, I wonder if it makes a difference if they have been sat in a stockroom somewhere? I know a mate suggested peeling them off with sticky tape? My biggest gripe is when they don’t fit the shields they are supposed to be designed for! They seem to be better suited to plastics- my late Roman shield were much better for gripping beast plastics than foundry metals😢

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  8. Kuribo
    May 30, 2021

    I think this lot looks good in brown. Common infantrymen should not look too ostentatious or important as befits their role on the battlefield 🙂

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  9. Pete S/ SP
    May 30, 2021

    Those look great- certainly look the part and they are a pretty effective unit too.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    • davekay
      May 30, 2021

      thanks Pete – they are certainly effective at drawing enemy fire!

      Like

  10. Azazel
    May 30, 2021

    They look good – and certainly approriate for SAGA. I bought a bunch of LBM transfers some time ago but they just destroyed themselves when I tried to use them. I got in contact with LMB themselves and was going to organise a swap-over, but something happened IRL and that distracted me for some time and I never got around to it. They look great, but they’re trash to try and actually use….

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    • davekay
      May 30, 2021

      My first lot (purchased around 2011-2013) worked fine, but these just weren’t up to it.

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