Ancient Germans 1/32 - Work in Progress (Hobby Post)
If you have been following my hobby posts on this blog for a while now you will know that I finished the first half of my Ancient German Army some time ago. These units were mainly built using TSSD's Barbarian figures - you can see more about them here: Painted TSSD Ancient Germans
Subsequently I decided I wanted more units for the army to give the Romans a real tabletop challenge and that the new additions should look different. To accomplish this I decided to use converted Weston figures which can be painted up in slightly more sophisticated dress representing different tribes. The first of these new warbands can be seen here: Ancient German Warband
Work on the remaning 'Weston' Germans is ongoing and below are a few pics charting what's currently on the workbench.
Cavalry - TSSD horses, Safari torsos, Weston heads & legs, HaT arms. Based on an excellent illustration of a German Cavalryman (in Caesar's service) in the H&C book on Alesia.
Standard Bearers - Metal Eaglemoss LOTR Uruk-Hai figures with Weston heads.
Vignettes / Markers - Ex-Force Gaul and ACTA Roman.
Skeletons - prisoners who did not fair too well last time the Romans ventured into the dark forest. Skeletons are from a cheap bagged set I got off Amazon.
Vikings - I am pressing these Russian made plastics into service as Ancient Germans. All have Weston heads now plus other ongoing work.
Arminius - Another Viking who will be painted up as the legendary German commander.
Reamsa Gauls - Won't now use these as Germans - will use them as Gauls as they are marketed as.
Beserkers - More vikings - this time painted up with just the hair to finish.
Other Beserkers at an earlier stage.
Axemen - Safari Gladiator legs and Weston upper halves with various axes etc...
Weston Mexican Peasants - Conversions after flesh and hair applied.
Reminder - here's a reminder of what these units will look like when finished. This is the first 'Weston' German warband I did as a trial run.
If you are interested in having a go at converting & painting some figures yourself the Weston figures are for sale here: Weston Mexican Peasants
And there are some more links to other parts of this site you may also find useful.
As always thanks for reading this and taking an interest.
Drum & Flag