Saturday, 17 May 2014

Vikings!!!

Since I hadn't painted for something like five months, I thought I'd start out with something light for my return to painting.  I've had these three half-finished vikings sitting on the side of my painting table for something like eight months - I thought I couldn't screw them up too bad...





They are all from Wargames Foundry, from one of their hordes deals I picked up ages ago.  The shield decal is from Little Big Men Studios, which I have never used before.  It didn't sit exactly right on the shield, but looks okay.  I'll get used to using them, well hopefully I do as I have a lot of them.  ;-)

Sorry for the crappy lighting - I'm still working out where to set up my photography table.

I think some of the inspiration toward completing these has come from my reading some viking books as of late. 


I read all of the Viking trilogy.  They were okay...it kept my interest but it didn't really do it for me.  

 
 I wanted to like The Whale Road...but didn't.  I made it about a quarter of the way through it and then gave up on it.  I don't know if it was his style of writing of what, but it just wasn't my thing.

But there was one book that REALLY got my viking juices flowing....



I wasn't expecting much from Viking Dead, but I ended up loving it!!!  Lots of good fight scenes - the boat-on-boat fighting in this one part really stands out in my memory.  The ending caught me totally off guard, but I dug it.  Read it and let me know what you think.

On my painting desk right now are three more vikings and some Infinity Haqqislam models.

1 comment:

  1. Fierce looking Vikings, very nice work!

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