Friday, December 23, 2011

Who will you send against me now? -- Irish dark age camp

I have all next week off!  My intention is to finish painting the Irish portion of my Irish Impetus dark age army, and get it based up.  I shall certainly make good progress on that.

I wanted to share a camp diorama my good friend Jack Ladd did for me back in July.  Jack and I were going over figures I had in my basement, and Jack developed an idea he insisted he run with.  The basis of the setting is a fine bear by Trent Miniatures, a hero from the Crusader Irish line, and a handler, archer, and standard bearer by Gripping Beast.





Views of the front and side show the Irish/Viking area above, and show the Irish view of the hero and "tamed" bear.

The suprise Jack envisioned and created is the enemy archer.



I hope you enjoy.  I will share pictures of how I intend to organize my army soon.

8 comments:

  1. That is fabulous! What a camp! Is the hill a piece of wood or driftwood? The layers and irregular shapes are great.

    I look at the bear and think "Try sacking THIS camp!"

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  2. Yes, Jack did an incredable job.

    The hill is bark from a cottonwood tree. These are very plentiful by the major rivers, ans they cooperate by shedding large pieces of bark. I have some if you'd like it, and know how to get lots more.

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  3. Jack is a bad man. He will do anythin but paint Russians.

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  4. Wonderfull.!!!! That is a really great and original idea for a camp!! Great painting and basing
    Merry X-mas
    Cheers
    paul

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  5. smiley-james@comcast.netDecember 26, 2011 at 3:11 PM

    That is a great camp base. And this is a cool blog. I have received my Sassanids and have the first elephant painted. You should feel the ground shaking and rumbling soon!

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  6. Thanks for the comments, gents. Jack is accomplished at this art, and executed his idea very well.

    Jim - I'm happy to hear the Sassanids are here. I look forward to seeing the stompy! Sassinids are next on my army painting list!

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  7. HEY that Jack guy is pretty cool, I dont know why I er i mean he wud want to paint Russians :/ PAH!@ er i mean Russians rock.

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