Friday, 26 December 2014

Saracen commander

I still think I need more commanders to my force and if we manage to get our campaign games rolling I will need to have different commanders to choose from or if one bites the dust in the campaing and so on.

It was fun to give the models alittle extra time, more then I usually do. I know lots of stuff and details that I missed or skipped on these but it will sure do. The line of unpainted models are still long and in a strange way allways seems to grow even though I keep painting. That Is strange...

With the clothes on the commander i started with a dark gray, and used black to tone it down. I then used silver for the details in the fabrics and used a blue wash to give it a tone of blue on the silver details. I think I should have worked a little more on the lightning on the black/gray before aplying the silver details.

The banner is homemade, I used some pictures I found on the net with nice looking calagrafic writings but I see now that the original picture I used was to bad quality as you can easiy see the pixels. It turned out as a nice banner but it pulls the overall feeling of the command base down a little.

And by the same time I painted the command base I also painted a dismounted Mamluk. I tried to give him the same level of details as the command base. Its allways nice to have some miniatures with better details in a unit, to add to the units overall effect.
The dismounted Mamluk will act as a bodyguard or maybe be mixed into a unit until I can get a whole unit of them... To bad Perrys dont do nearly enought Muslim miniatures to my taste...

The miniatures are all Perrys, and as you might allready know they sure knows how to sculpt...
I think they makes the best Crusader era miniatures on the market and I think they are amongs the cheepest to... The only downside with Perry miniatures are the horrible casts, they are full of flashes and it takes some time to clean up the miniatures befor you can start paint them.


  1. Superbe réalisation, le socle et la peinture de très belle qualité. Un très grand bravo à toi. A bientôt Christian et bonne fêtes de fin d'année.

  2. Nice work on these - also I like your choice for the command base. The elevated base with the black edge gives it almost a vignette feeling.

  3. Fab job on on these! The calligraphy on the arrow case looks fantastic.