Wednesday, February 24, 2016

More painted Gripping Beast Arabs

Another post from submissions for the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. Completed on different weeks so photographed at different times.
All shields are hand painted inspired by the LBM decals on some of the previous ones posted.
The arm and standard pole are from FireForge Mongols plastics. The flag design detail was from an Internet search so thanks to the amazing calligraphy of whoever did that piece. Next to him is actually a Dark Age bowmen. I have included a close up of some Horse blanket patterns. This has been a very enjoyable project to work on and as at writing this I only have one Plastic Arab Cavalry miniature to complete from 3 boxes! That certainly feels like progress to me.
If you are thinking about making these take your time in getting riders to 'sit' nicely on the horses. some legs seem to sit easier on the different horses while some required the attention of Mr Scalpel to both the horse and the rider. I found it particularly useful to trim back the front saddle bump to allow the legs to position slightly more forward.

The red foot figure has had a major surgery. The infantry are single piece bodies and as an experiment I chopped the torso off replacing it with an armoured one from the Heavy Cavalry set.
Makes for an interesting looking miniature and perhaps upgrades him to some sort of heavy infantry.

Cheers from Brendon


  1. More lovely figures thanks for sharing

  2. Beautiful job, love the details on shields and saddles!

  3. That is beutifull. I dont know how you manage to do those colourtones but they fit perfectly for these miniatures.

    Keep these Saracens comming, this is the inspiration I need to start painting mine again.


  4. Thanks everyone. Very nice comments. Cheers.