Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Gripping Beast Russ Infantry

   Part two of the saga Russ army is the infantry. The miniatures come from their Russ range and
are labelled as city militia. Couple comments on them real quick. First the spearmen have a
closed hand to be drilled out to hold the spear which i really like as they keep them fully lodged
in place. Second, the archers bow and hand had to be attached which i found a pain. Some like to do  this as they add their own twist of variation but it does add more work and raises the
possibility of them coming off. Considering that these miniatures were considered militia I did
not go with an uniform look to these figures. I did make the padded armor on the spear figures
a common color of light cornflower blue and chose to go with dark colored cloaks and lighter
tunic colors for a subdued unified look to them.

Gripping Beast Russ Cavalry

    From time to time I take on commision work for others and the following miniatures is one such
project a saga Russ army. All the miniatures are Gripping Beast the owner will do his own basing
and he provided his own spears and shield transfers for the miniatures. A word on his own spears
they are made out of brass rod are nicely done. Their thick like a casted spear which allows for an
effective look due to the fact that one can detail some painting on them. First up are the cavalry
which comprised two ranges from G.P. both from their Russ range and medieval range of early
Russians of mounted Druzhina. Their is some size difference as you will notice in the pics, the
Druzhina being larger than their earlier range of Russ figures but combining the two ranges does
offer a fair amount of variation in poses. I found both ranges to be very nice miniatures and that
look quite well painted up. I chose not an uniform look, as the mounted nobility should each have
a distinguished look. On the earlier Russ figures the tunics do not contain many folds being 
mostly flat which is ideal for adding embroidery an highly effective look.

in this photo the size difference can be noticed as well as the one below. The inner two miniatures are the Druzhina and the outer two miniatures are from their earlier Russ range.