House Stark – Part 5

Time to return to the battlefields of Westeros and add some long-range firepower to the armies of House Stark. Back in May I powered through a squad of Sworn Swords and found myself wondering if I could apply the same batch-painting technique to the Stark Bowmen as well. However batch-painting really isn’t my forte so its taken me until now to just roll up my sleeves and get on with it.

Stark Archers ASOIAF Wudugast (1)Stark Archers ASOIAF Wudugast (2)Stark Archers ASOIAF Wudugast (4)

Once again there are lots of duplicate sculpts and the effort vs outcome ratio proved not to be worth the time required to make them all unique. Gathered together as a unit though I reckon they look not bad at all.

Stark Archers ASOIAF Wudugast (3)

Once again painting these has emphasised to me how quick and straightforward to paint the Starks can be when I just get on with it. Whether this translates into more northmen soon however only time will tell…


13 responses to “House Stark – Part 5

  • Carlo

    The whole unit does indeed look great.
    I love the range but have the same concern about duplicate sculpts. Cutting them up to change the poses looks next to impossible – do they come in a solid block? Still, they could be really good models for beginners or casual modellers – satisfying but not too demanding.

    • Wudugast

      Yeah, they come pre-assembled and the joins, where there are pieces that were casts separately, are usually pretty tricky to get to. The plastic is much harder than the stuff GW uses too, so it’s not easy to cut. I guess it’s a blessing for most people but its a pain for obsessives like me who have the itch to personalise everything! Still, in a unit like this it’s not really a bit deal, they’re soldiers in uniform all performing the same action so the repeated sculpts aren’t too obvious. It’s when you get into bands of more disorganised troops like the Lannister Poor Fellows or the various Free Folk that it becomes more noticeable.

  • Alex

    Lovely stuff mate, nice clean and simple paint jobs are a joy to me. I reckon having a couple of different poses works well in a block of infantry – they’d mostly be doing the same thing anyways, so looks perfectly legit to me 😊

    • Wudugast

      Cheers mate – couldn’t agree more, sometimes just painting a nice, straightforward block of infantry with nothing fancy is exactly what you need. You’re spot on about the poses as well, they’re all in uniform and they’re all doing the same thing so it’s no surprise they all look similar. It’s when you get into peasant rabbles and barbarian hordes that I think it becomes an issue but I’ll cross that bridge as and when I come to it. 🙂

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Lovely work Wudu and a great looking group all based up up. I can’t help but feel you’ve been a bit lazy on the conversion front but then again Orktober looms and I can understand the need to safe yourself. 😉

  • Faust

    I think they turned out to be a great unit. Especially if you weren’t really feeling it, and batch painting the lot. For a group like that though, I don’t think you need to make each one too unique.

  • Pete S/ SP

    A very nice unit there.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  • lordcommandereloth

    These look great, you really are powering through the ASOIAF models!

  • Kuribo

    Ned would be pleased to see this lot! 🙂 I really like how you edge highlighted the bows. The way GW has made their bows rounded in the past, makes that nearly impossible to do but I think the highlighting makes a difference and makes them look much nicer.

  • imperialrebelork

    Oh cool the whole unit together looks very impressive

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