Norman shield wall

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Norman shield wall

Post by Paul » Sun Nov 27, 2011 1:30 am

Using figs from HaT and Strelets and based for Impetus
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Right and left flanks plus rearview here
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Re: Norman shield wall

Post by Bluewillow » Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:39 pm

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Re: Norman shield wall

Post by Admin Fella » Mon Nov 28, 2011 9:43 pm

Nice one mate, thanks for posting, i have certainly more aware of the shield designs since seeing yours and others stuff recently.

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Re: Norman shield wall

Post by Paul » Tue Nov 29, 2011 3:17 am

Thanks :)
Wether àll the designs I have used are 100& correct I´m not sure..I copied some from historical sources but others from other painters..and made some up along the lines of the other designs :oops:
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Re: Norman shield wall

Post by evadestruction » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:55 am

more good stuff Paul

could you tell me more about the Strelets range...i think the name registers as a brand to me but know nothing of them..

I could and will goggle but its nice to hear a modellers perspective.

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Re: Norman shield wall

Post by Paul » Thu Dec 01, 2011 2:59 am

Strelets figs???? I used to collect thier ancients range..particually the romans but at some point i went a bit off ancients and went into medievals...and at the same time more or less went off strelets.
The sculpts used to range from good to awefull..bloody awefull sometimes. They did two sets of Dacians that can only be described as Crap...they looked more like smurfs, the only thing missing was gargamel and his cat :-D

Just lately the sculpting has got a lot better..not up to the standard of Zvezda but usefull.
The really good thing with the strelets range is the range of subject matter they cover and the originality of the poses.
Flash?..virtually none but one problem is the way the spears etc are attached to the sprue...in 4 places along the shaft!!! My rule is..I don´t bother with even trying to free the lance/spear..justcut off and replace. This, for me isn´t so drastic as I tend to replace the Lances /spears of all the ranges..they are invariably too short or too thick.
The plastic.. hard but takes paint well without any washing or specialist priming

The normans range is one of the better ranges...apart from the first set of cavalry..not good.
They, the normans mix well with the HaT figs and a lot of the metal figs.


It seems to divide into two camps..either you like em or hate em...and it seems that depends on the range/era that that particular person is collecting...I rarely see complaints/compliments about the medievals from say napoleon fans and visa versa.

As with most of the minis product ranges it´s a bit of a "live and learn" process

This site is the "Mecca" for 1772nd plastic fig collectors..but they don´t get it right 100% of the time, but I can´t fault them for thier dediction and hard work
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Index.aspx


Hope I´ve helped a bit :D
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Re: Norman shield wall

Post by evadestruction » Thu Dec 01, 2011 7:43 am

yeah heaps....thanks paul,..good look into the collecting side and their thoughts

yes often had looked on the plasticsoldierreview

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