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This week’s little experiment

Posted by ells10 on 24 Nov 2022, 15:33

This week’s little experiment, I used some figures from HaT Set 8069 Dacians, I removed the large oval shields and replaced them with round ones, and painted them up as Saxon Fryd, hopefully when they are integrated with my other figures they should mix in ok?
They are led by a Newline Designs Gothic Officer who is now a Saxon Thegn.
The two casualty figures are from Linear-A Set 030 Tarentine Horsemen of Magna Graecia, but again they are now Saxon Fryd.
HaT Set 8085 Gothic Cavalry provided the Saxon cavalry.
And because I had painted some Saxons, I had to even it out by adding to my Norman army using Revell Set 02550 Normans.
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Posted by mickey mouse on 24 Nov 2022, 15:51

Really nice work, sir! Although not my era, nevertheless real art work! :yeah:
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 24 Nov 2022, 16:13

Excellent painting and conversion work!
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Posted by Bessiere on 24 Nov 2022, 19:47

I don't know how you retain such high quality while being as prolific as you are? It seems every week you treat us to splendidly painted new units, thanks Ells!
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Posted by Konrad on 24 Nov 2022, 19:59

Experiment succeeded!
All figures are very lively and realistic.
Oh, those Normans were one of the first figs I had as a kid.
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Posted by Peter on 25 Nov 2022, 22:32

Nice conversions and paintjob! :thumbup:
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 27 Nov 2022, 01:22

I love it when forum members think outside of the “box”! I don’t even know what Dacians are but I think they make a very good Saxon Fryd.
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Posted by Xantippos on 27 Nov 2022, 08:11

Nice figures :) . Hat's Dacians really can be used for thousands of roles, from early germanic peoples to late medieval peasants... very versatile set.
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Posted by MABO on 27 Nov 2022, 22:26

Very good ideas for conversions. And colourful armies. Btw: I was always wondering why the horses all shy...?

@Bill:
Roman Dacia was a province of the Roman Empire from 106 to 271–275 AD. Its territory consisted of what are now the regions of Oltenia, Transylvania and Banat (today all in Romania, except the last one which is split between Romania, Hungary, and Serbia). During Roman rule, it was organized as an imperial province on the borders of the empire. It is estimated that the population of Roman Dacia ranged from 650,000 to 1,200,000. It was conquered by Trajan (98–117) after two campaigns that devastated the Dacian Kingdom of Decebalus. However, the Romans did not occupy its entirety; Crișana, Maramureș, and most of Moldavia remained under the Free Dacians. (wikipedia :mrgreen: )
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Posted by dykio on 28 Nov 2022, 19:11

great paintjob and those normans realy bring back memories. Well done :yeah:

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