Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Going a viking

Sven loaded up the longship with the rest of the crew. Hopefully this year's raids would be as successful as last years. He was able to use all the silver he acquired from his share of the Danegeld to buy a herd of sheep for the farm. With their wool, surviving the harsh Scandinavian winters was just a little bit easier.

So I finally started back up on my Saga Vikings...only to stall on them after these four! First, I have to say, I absolutely love painting these Foundry Vikings. These are definitely Mark Sims at his best. 



There is not a lot to say about painting them, other than that I followed the same method I used on the Anglo-Danish. Namely, I stuck to earth tones.


I did swap out the Foundry shields they came with, as they are super thick and I was worried about them staying on the models. That extra bulk adds a lot of weight. Instead, I used the much thinner Gripping Beast shields.


This guy's cape was actually the test model for Felix's cape, and I am super stoked with how it came out. It is one of those instances where the test model came out better than the model the technique was intended for!


And with that, I have half a point of Warriors done!

7 comments:

  1. I’ve been tempted by Saga many-a-time, as I just love viking history . Great job on these man

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    1. Thanks, these Mark Sims Foundry Vikings are great, whether you like viking history or not. I think they're the best ever and a blast to paint.

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  2. Good start mate. I like the colour choices for sure.

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    1. Thanks, Vikings we pretty ostentatious, so I tried to choose some fun, but still natural looking, colors for them.

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  3. New web site is looking good. Thanks for the great effort. Wolf

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