Adolf III., the 2015 Tactica event model

The Hamburger Tactica is the premier wargaming event in Germany. Like most conventions nowadays, they sell an event specific model with a relation to Hamburg. This year it’s Adolf III., count of Schauenburg and Holstein (the latter is a neighbouring state of Hamburg), who not only took part in the third crusade, but also fought the Danish at the battle of Stellau, near Hamburg.


My mission was to paint a model for the blister-photo. Not an easy task unfortunately, because there’s only very limited information available on Adolf III.. The model has been inspired by the official statue in Hamburg, which is very close to my work, so I went there in a lunch break:



I chose the colors based on similar dresses of 12th century nobles I found on Google. The rest is pure imagination 🙂

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