Inspired by the new discovery of some Iron Age Celtic gold torcs near my home (the Leekfrith torcs), I thought I would undertake a new Poser/DAZ Content Survey for this blog. The theme is Ancient Celtic, trying to steer toward somewhat-authentic historical recreation, rather than barbarian fantasy or modern ‘gift-shop style’ Celtic-wear or Leprechaun tartan.
There’s not a great mound of specifically Ancient Celtic content out there, so some of the following suggests mixing and matching and re-working much late Saxon, Viking and even Roman-era content.
The Hunters for Genesis 2 Female has a good fur cloak of the correctly square type, but for the fur you’re required to load the Look at My Hair preset with the Look At My Hair fur-ifying plugin for DAZ Studio.
Tattered and Torn for M3 Hooded Cloak and V4 Hooded Cloak, because the Celts are in a wet and usually rather muddy environment, and not all of them are going to be walking any distance in their best finery. Possibly good for middle-distance extras in a village scene.
Highland Lad for Genesis 1…
See also the Dynamic Evening Gown and Drape for Victoria 4.
Russian Ladies for V3/V4 may offer some possibilities with re-textured headscarves…
Guarded Heart Clothing for G2F also has adaptable-looking heavier winter headwear…
The Rachel Dynamic Tunic and Shawl for V4 is Biblical, but could also be adapted with some suitable textures.
Milen Hair for Genesis 2 Female and Male…
Fishtail Braids has a nice chunky look to it…
There was a lot of Viking content published about 18 months ago, and there are probably quite a few other suitable braided semi-windblown hairstyles around.
There’s also a nice torc in Celtic Jewel for M4 along with bracelets and metal armbands…
Sadly the 3D torcs in Arki’s CernunnosCircle range were retired when the Runtime DNA store closed.
Power Barbarian for V4 is a fantasy-girl barbarian, but the neck-fur could go well in a winter scene with another warrior outfit…
Celtic Warrior for M4 looks a little basic, but he might be useful if you need a dozen M4s in the middle-distance for a battle-scene. Apparently the helmets were like that, even though it may seem rather too “Lord of The Rings” to many modern eyes.
Although 1,000 years or so later, Saxon Settlement by Merlin is detailed and high-quality, and will give you two types of primitive huts needed for a Northern European village setting.
For settlement clutter, Viking Village Props has an especially nice fish-rack…
Karacairns has some archaic-looking monoliths with carved stylised designs, though these are more Pictish than Celtic. There’s also the basis of a large round-barrow (minus turf) in the pack.
Merlin’s Celtic Stones in OBJ also look useful.
That’s it. Slange!
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