Thursday, May 23, 2013

Medieval Danes.

Here are some staged pictures I took focusing on the Medieval Danes I painted for Tony.

The Danes will be included in Tonys 14th century Danish force, i.e pre-Kalmar Union. The most famouse Danish King from the period must be Valdemar Atterdag that was Danish King 1340-1375 and, at least here in Sweden, he is remembered as the King that defeated the Gotlandic Allmoge outside the walls of Visby in the the Battle of Visby 1361.

Anyway here are some pictures of the Danes in action collecting tax...sacking the farms of the poor Swedish allmoge and cruching their rebellion against the city walls while the Germans Merchants from the Hanseatic League are watching... ;)





















30 comments:

  1. I'm simply amazed how you manage to do so much stuff in such a short time. Not only is there a constant stream of new, expertly painted miniatures and terrain, but also updates on the blog on an almost daily basis.

    What's left to say other than: keep it up, please! :-)

    Cheers, SG
    www.mountainsoflead.com

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    1. Thanks Tilman !

      I try to paint some every day and to update the blog every other day...work full time, takecare of 2 kids and the wife and our house up in Darlecarlia;)

      Best regards Michael

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  2. Some wonderful pictures here, really impressive!!
    Phil.

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  3. Excellent painting Michael, and very nicely staged photos as well!

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  4. Excellent work as always. The terrain and photography are also first-class. Best, Dean

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  5. They look just great both the Danes and the terrain!

    Christopher

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  6. As others have said Michael, awesome stuff!

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  7. Awesome looking models and terrain Michael!!

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  8. Really, really nice painted figures.

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  9. lovely Michael!

    some great terrain you have too, is the pole fence period?

    cheers
    Matt

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    1. Thanks Matt !

      Yes the roundpole fence are indeed period, the oldest archaeology find was from the 11 th century and was made in the Swedish town Leksand in my home region Darlecarlia:)

      Best regards Michael

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  10. It's great that your subject matter is unusual, it's interesting to learn more about Scandinavian history.

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    1. Good to heare Simon, I try to spread some knowledge about Swedish history with my different projects:)

      Best regards Michael

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  11. Thnaks to you all for very nice coments, appreciated !!!

    Best regards Michael

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  12. Lots of atmosphere in these pics. Your terrain is even as great as are your figures.

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  13. Beautiful minis, beautifully staged!

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  14. Fabulous photograph of fabulously painted miniatures, thank you for sharing Michael.

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  15. Really nice miniatures; it is fantastic, your game table!

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  16. That's very good!

    What do you use for the ground in the field ? and for the cornfield? the effects are amazing!

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    1. Thanks Sam

      The ground in the fields was made of a cheap (£0.5) brown door mat, I just bruched it up with some light brown. The fields are made of coconut door mat.

      Best regards Michael

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  17. Great story, great posing, and great painting. Tony will be thrilled with his new force!

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  18. Unfortunately some of the pics are a bit blurry but the miniatures and the terrain look excellent. And a good read as well.

    Thanks a lot!
    Stefan

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  19. Another excellent post Michael. I have just noticed your painting tally for 2013 in the top left hand corner, very impressive and you have probably painted more now than most of us hope to paint in a whole year.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  20. I'm fascinated by the fence - why did they build it like that as opposed to the sort of split rail fences you see in ACW pictures (ie why are the horizontal poles not horizontal)?

    Sorry, I should say great painting by the way!

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    1. Thanks !

      Good questions, I´m not sure and I havent found any good information either, I will have to takl to some of my friends that build fences like this. But my educated guess are that, at least when looking at pictures of the fences you refere to, the Swedish fences are more "closed" so the small animals won´t get by them and also that they are made of smaler/thiner material that you gets as left overs when you thin out your forest and as the larger logs was saved for the buildings. I will check more and get back to it in a future post.

      Best regards Michael

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  21. Thank you very much my friends !!!

    Best regards Michael

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