Thursday, 26 December 2013

Two Armoured Huscarls (Black Tree Design)

Hey all,

I've got two models to show today, a pair of Norman nobles by Black Tree Designs, that I have recently stripped and intend to press into service as part of a unit of armoured Norsemen.

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I originally purchased these models to be part of a Ango-Danish Huscarl force that never really took off. They'd been sat in a box for almost a decade, their terrible original paint-jobs slowly slowly chipping away over time. A day in some break fluid and a scrub with an old tooth brush soon saw the last of the paint off, and I think they're looking far better now.

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The models themselves are rather nice, being both detailed without being 'fussy', and were well cast. The pose of the guy with the axe is fantastic, even if he does have weird hair.

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They are both a little too well armoured to be 'accurate' Norse warriors, but to be honest I really don't care. I'm going to get a few more armoured Norse/Viking types from Gripping Beast to complete the unit, and I'm quite sure that no one will notice that they have slightly too much armour on for the period.

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What do you think? Did I do good?

Next in line - painted pictures of my chosen god, Freyr.


  1. These Huscarls are looking great to me, especially the first one! Very nice work...

    1. Thanks - good to know they still look all-right even with my terrible photography.

  2. nice paint job - the hair style on the first is a bit dodgy !! not one i'll be having in a hurry. lol