Thursday, March 15, 2012
Fimir - The Banner Rises
Finally, I've finished the standard bearer for the first fimir unit. Man, that took an age. I must have had this guy on my table for a month. I have no idea why he took so long, but boy, am I glad he's done. He did have a pretty terrible accident while he was being painted, I knocked him off the table and he pretty much exploded when he hit the ground. This added some major repair and repaint time. I agonised over the banner design for a while too, eventually settling on a Celtic tattoo style on hide.
He sits nicely into the unit, and the raven on his banner looks good beside those on the unit filler. There is one teeny problem though, perhaps you fine folks might offer an opinion. When I was repairing him, I forgot the banner pole was positioned very specifically to avoid the musicians elbow. Now, it doesn't, so he sits a little oddly on the move tray as the pole rubs up against the model beside him. I can leave it, or cut the pole just under the wrappings under the fimm's hand. What say you?
Here's a wee groupshot of some of the finished members of the Súile na Lisaart. Half the unit is now painted. Woot!