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Saturday, 23 October 2010

Final touches

I added a few highlights to the Harald Godwinson figure and (tried) to take a better shot. Not sure if you can see any differences, but I thought I'd post it anyway.

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Leader finished.

I worked out the measurements of this fellow, in comparison to his more squat brethren. Scaled up, the normal vikings are approx five foot five while this fellow weighs in at a whopping six foot nine.

Anyway, here are a few pictures of the finished (aprat from basing) model.

The rune on his shield, in case you're curious, is meant to attract wealth and prosperity to the wearer. Appropriate somehow, for a looter, I thought.

Saturday, 9 October 2010

Helene Mahieu was probably right...

Here is a wip of the Harold Godwinson figure as promised, next to the vikings I've already (bar basing and shields) finished. It is a yawning gap in size, but it doesn't look too bad. I can certainly live with it.
head and shoulders; he doesn't have dandruff

Friday, 8 October 2010

As Helene Mahieu once said... wargaming, as with so much in life, size matters. (well, truth be told I think she was thinking of cars, but I digress...)

I've just started to paint up my pseudo-viking leader (pictures to follow later) but, I've discovered that he truly is mammoth when stood next to his plastic viking brethren. Now, I have two choices, I can either abandon it as part of the army and just paint it as a vignette, or (and this is my preferred option) I can just assume that as a leader, he is literally head and shoulders above the rest and has achieved this status as leader partly because of his immense physical presence.
I suppose I could also come up with some suitably twee name to further reinforce this idea.

It's a shame though that a model from the same company would be so glaringly different in size. Still, adapt and overcome, right?

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Derby Worlds

At the Derby Worlds show, I picked up a figure from Gripping Beasts. Now, it's actually a Saxon (Harold Godwinson) but, I am planning to use him as a non-specific Viking leader. I bought it mainly as I love the model and the pose, but also as a focal point to my warband.

I think he'll work out just great, can't wait to paint him up.