Thursday, August 1, 2013

Miners Militia Banner

The Socialist Miners Milita "Gruvettan" just had to have a banner as all Socialists just love to carry banners on the 1st of may as well in to combat...


Miniature from Musketeer Miniatures, the 3rd mini in the pack BCW 14 Militia Standard Bearers, i.e. the one not in the picture on the Musketeer site, was realy glad when I saw him as he is very cool i think:)


Hand painted linnen banner, on the fron you have: "GRUVETTAN" 2 pick axes under the Darlecarlian CoA (Blue with crosses Crossbowbolts and a small crown) "GRÄNGESBERG"


On the back you have their motto "ENIGHET GER STYRKA" (Unity is Strenght) the CoA for the Central union organisation "GRUV" and the year thet the Union in Grängesberg was founded "STIFTAD 1893"


I painted his jacket as a Swedish army uniform coat as I picture him as a former Officer.



21 comments:

  1. Great stuff Michael, very inspirational!

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    1. Thanks Jonas !

      I hope you have started with your reinforcements for the reds:)

      Best regards Michael

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    2. Only in theory I'm afraid. ;)

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  2. Nice work. Is that a Mauser he´s armed with?

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    1. Appreciated Paul !

      As far as I can tell it is a Mauser.

      Best regards Michael

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  3. Great looking flag! The miners will always rally now.

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    1. Thnak you very much !

      Indeed they will, and they need it considering their last performance...

      Best regards Michael

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  4. That's some fantastic work again, Michael! Especially your Banners are getting better and better.

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  5. Like your work very much. I am following your blog regularly. Keep up the steam. :)

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  6. I'd follow that bannerman to hell, or Postie's shed. I hear they're the same.

    Great work, Michael. You have linen banners down cold!

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  7. Great loooking banner.... go gruvettan :)

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  8. Really nice figure! It will be fun to see him on the battlefield.

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  9. Fantastic work on the flag Michael!

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  10. Thank you My friends!

    Realy glad you liked My banner man and the banner, i must admit that ot is raster with medieval bannets as it was realy hard to get the text on the banner good.

    A 3rd grop of miner are in progress and then i Will conclude this Little miners interlude with some AFV and a secret weapon...

    The arms race have begun at the club... Or at least Björn have... http://adalenfigures.blogspot.se/2013/07/the-third-part-of-strangnas-defenderd.html?m=1

    Best regards Michael

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  11. Cool. Having been away for a while, I'd missed this one. Great to come back and see how much you've done :-)

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  12. Thanks Stephen!

    Good to have you back! I hope you Will paint some historical minis now... ;)

    Best regards Michael

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