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SAGA Norman Hearthguard

I wasn’t able to paint the Hearthguard in the same scheme as I had used for the warriors, as when I assembled this unit I had undercoated them black rather than white. This made them unsuitable for Contrast Paints. After mulling the idea of giving them a second spray over with white, I decided to charge on an use regular acrylics for this unit.

I had expected it to take longer, but I spent about the same amount of time on these models as on the warriors. This unit had all been assembled to have clubs, just like the William the Bastard/Conqueror mounted model I have.

When it came time to do their shields, rather than repaint them I came up with the idea of ‘The Bastard’s Blackshields’ a group of surly, murderous rogues well suited to William of Normandy. So their shields stayed black, and I scoured my old transfer sheets for 8 white transfer designs.

14 comments on “SAGA Norman Hearthguard

  1. tehlulzpare
    July 17, 2021

    Very nice! Nice backstory for the hearthguard too!

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  2. redcaer1690
    July 17, 2021

    They came out great! I get in to all sorts of trouble trying to track what basecoat , paints and groundwork I used!
    I feel your pain

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    • davekay
      July 17, 2021

      Thanks! At one point years ago I started to write down what paints I was using, only to have the main set I was using discontinued!

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      • redcaer1690
        July 17, 2021

        I have tried filling books with painting notes but I then loose the books!!! Tidying up at this very minute, funnily enough! It won’t last!!!!

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      • davekay
        July 17, 2021

        it never does!

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  3. Kuribo
    July 18, 2021

    I like the grim look of these models. Medieval minis are versatile in that they can be bright and colorful and dark and grim and both look great!

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  4. mellis1644
    July 18, 2021

    They look great and the black shields were a great idea

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  5. Guru PIG
    July 18, 2021

    They make a great contrast to the others you have done. Suitably foreboding.

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  6. Pete S/ SP
    July 18, 2021

    Those look great- the heavy suse of black looks surprisingly sinister.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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