This one is an interesting figure. I can't help but think he started life as a fantasy figure but he is listed in the Medieval Scottish list and I could certainly see him coming out to fight for Wallace.
Day of Battle Medieval Scottish Range On Line Catalogue (click)
(This is the 40mm version.)
|Uhhh, he's comin' this way, I think I'll be going now....|
Overall, I like this figure, he has lots of energy and the movement looks real to me, like he was about to really lay one on. I'm not sure about the details of clothing but they'll pass in my polyglot collection. The sculpting was largely just right for my tastes and made the figure very easy to paint quickly.
|He looks a bit blurry going past, must be moving fast.....|
Sizewise, he is a little on the tall, hefty, size. The active pose makes it hard to judge his height but similar to other Day of BAttle 3d figures and Sash & Sabre but with the bulk of Trigard with a head size like some Meisterzinn homecast figures. That leads to my only criticism, if you look at the next picture, his bare head is noticeably larger that the spearman's helmeted head. Now I've met people who have towered a foot above me and people whose hats would slide right over my eyes but I've never seen one whose head is anywhere near that big! Still, once painted up and on the table, I suspect it wouldn't be noticed once the game begins.
|A Wildman behind a Scots spearman. Compare the size of the wildman's|
head to the spearman's helmet.
|One last look.|
****+1/2* (4.5) is my rating due to the exessively large head.
There are supposed to be a few welcome rainy days coming, so there may well be a battle to report on before the next sample figure gets painted.
Decent looking figure and a nice paint job on him, Certainly would work well in fantasy style games, a big man you would not want to get on the wrong side off!!ReplyDelete
No indeed, especially if he was in his cups!Delete
A figure full of character, you have done him justice. He would work well in lots of settings . He has a Beorn vibe about him.ReplyDelete
Beorn did cross my mind, I could have swapped him out fot my 54mm bear when he shape changed.Delete
Nice lively posture! , impressed with this 3D stuff.ReplyDelete
I am becoming a reluctant convert.Delete
This looks a fine sculpt to me. Dynamic axing-swinging action.ReplyDelete
It would be tricky to cast that pose in one piece for casting in metal.Delete
Looks good, a timely tribute to Robbie Coltrane? Maybe it's not so much a large head as Medieval 'Big Hair'...ReplyDelete
That crossed my mind. As for the hair, I took my dividers to his head to do the comparison but the hair does increase the impression.Delete
He is a beast of a man who will strike terror into all who oppose him! I think you're right about the fantasy origins. Almost proportioned like a 28mm figure.ReplyDelete
An eclectic figure: certainly would work as a personality. Interesting figure line--I'm impressed at the wide range of eras they offer (and in both 40mm and 28mm): the world is changing!ReplyDelete
If they were trying to aid me to reduce the size of my horde of figures, painted and unpainted, its not helpimg!Delete