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Monday, 8 February 2016

Van Dyck Models, Preview German Tribes

Kris very kindly emailed me yesterday, and had this to say about his new range of German Barbarians. This is going to be a fantastic new range and can't wait till it's ready.

I can comment a bit more on what is to be expected from this range. It's not conclusive yet but the following items will be included:

-Special figure: Arminius (both on horse and on foot)
-Command pack: 10 different figures: chieftains, standard bearers and hornblowers
-Noblemen/elite warriors: 30 figures with spear, shield and secondary weapon
-Basic warriors: 30 figures with spear and shield, the shields will be different from the other warriors, more just wooden shields and wooden shield bosses.
-Peasants: not sure yet about their appearance
-Hors command pack: 5 different figures: chieftains, standard bearers and hornblowers
-Horsemen: 15 figures

I'm trying to have these ready by the end of March, archers, slingers and baggage wagons will be in a second release.

As you know for a new range I make a lot of the necessary items/equipment separately first. For the ancient Germans I made a completely nude figure as well, my biggest challenge so far I must say. He is meant to be used as a basic figure were I can take parts of when I need them. The head may look a bit weird on the images but he was made this way so I can make figures with different hair or headgear. To have the anatomy right in this scale, well I think I'm the first one to make such a figure.

This is not a figure that will be sold as such but I think it's worth showing.

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