IntroductionToday's post will be a quick one; I'm running out of time (again!). A combination of trying to do a bit more painting and also spending a little more time with the kids has resulted in me not spending much effort on blogging in the last week. I'm still reading everyone else's posts, but sometimes I don't get round to commenting; please don't take this as a sign of lack of interest.
Viking CharactersAs well as all the other loot that I brought home from Salute 2014, there was a packet of Vikings from Wargames Foundry. I'd been thinking of adding some larger-than-life figures to my Saga warbands for some time and Svava's Warrior Heroes fits the bill nicely.
The Svava's Warrior Heroes pack contains a total of 6 figures. So far I've only finished these 3; they're probably the models I like best.
So, that's enough for now - I've got to get dinner ready, paint some scenery, spend quality time with the spouse, think about how to convert harpies and so on (not necessarily in that order, though...)
They have come up very nicely. My favourite Male Saxon name is "Mildread", You could have "Orc" which in old English meant Jug, so probably a nick name! "Littleman" was also a name! Oh the uses you find for misspent years of dark age re-enactment!ReplyDelete
Hmm, I already have "Lytelman" on my list of Saxon names, to use for future figures in my Anglo-Dane/Saxon warband. Perhaps I should add "Mildread" as well?Delete
Very nice work C6.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Bob. If only everything I did turned out so nicely :-) !Delete
You've done a great job painting them, Hugh. Don't apologise for spending time with your family. They should always come first.ReplyDelete
Funny, isn't it. I use the blog, painting and gaming to *escape* from real life. But without family, none of that would have much meaning...Delete
Nice job mate. Life is just busy sometimes. I often just read blogs these days and don't comment just because I follow so many lolReplyDelete
Hah, I still see you commenting on so many different things. Or at least, I seem to remember that...Delete
I'm interested in a lot of things. I just have better will power on some periods lolDelete
These look great Hugh,ReplyDelete
These make me want to dig out n paint some of my old Viking models
For me, it helps very much to have a game in mind - even if I know that many of my figures won't see much use. A couple of years ago I didn't have any Dark Age stuff, then along came SAGA...Delete
Love these, bags of character.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Michael. I like the first and the last ones best, myself.Delete
Lovely work Hugh..ReplyDelete
Thanks, Dave. I am quite pleased with the way they've turned out.Delete
They're looking great - some larger than life miniatures are always nice. I'm not too fond of the last sculpt (but I love war hammer as a weapon :P), but other two look great. Paintjob is just fantastic on all three - the second guy's expression really pops out.ReplyDelete
As for female warriors, I'm sure there was more than one Joan in the past :P
Thanks, Mathyoo. I know that female warriors are not unusual in mythology (Valkyries, Amazons &c) and I'm happy enough to have a female Viking on that basis :-) .Delete
Great personality on the figs, very well done.ReplyDelete
These figures certainly stand out a bit from my more "serious" Gripping Beast Vikings!Delete
Great looking models.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Hobbyworker. Now all I need is to use them in a game...Delete
They really do stand out as hero-types, you've done an excellent paint-job on them.ReplyDelete
Time is our greatest resource and has to be spent wisely.
Thanks, Joe. Ah, if only I had more time! Then I could waste even more of it on trivial things...Delete
Very nice minis. Family all ways comes firstReplyDelete
Thanks, SK. Family must come first, of course.Delete
Outstanding results Colgar!ReplyDelete
Thanks, David. I do have some other Viking characters that I'm painting right now; maybe I'll show them as well...Delete
"Gormless" excellent usage describing the big Viking lad, since gorm is an old Scandinavian rooted word meaning alert.Hence gormless - popular in the old Danelaw and points north.ReplyDelete
Gorm is now also a line of Ikea storage units.
I've not bought any, and wonder how that reflects on me.
Hmm, are you suggesting that the Vikings' purpose in coming to Britain was to force us to buy cheap furniture?!ReplyDelete