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Offline Lost Egg

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Re: Making a Viking Raid Scenario
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2017, 08:58:49 AM »
Looks good, I bet the finished board will be awesome.

Online DintheDin

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Re: Making a Viking Raid Scenario
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2017, 09:01:18 AM »
It's a very simple way to make thatched roofs. Painted it will look somewhat like this.

It is a fantastic and inspiring idea! Applause!
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Offline Vagabond

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Re: Making a Viking Raid Scenario
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2017, 05:04:36 PM »
The thatch has come out very well indeed. Well done.

Offline Neunfinger

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Re: Making a Viking Raid Scenario
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2017, 10:28:15 PM »
Utgaard, thank you for your nice comment. I just saw your Saga-project and read that you are a fellow early medieval reenacter from Cologne. Our group is called Eldsvargar, we do Reenactment of the Norwegian Vestfold around the 9th century, mostly based on the ship burials in Oseberg, Gokstad and Tune. Our homepage is http://eldsvargar.livhis.de/, but unfortunatly there isn't much to see there, as we are currently reworking it. I'll write you a PM, maybe we actually know each other from some event ;)

Lost Egg and Vagabond, thank you again for your encouragement.

DintheDin, thank you, but I don't think I can take credit for that idea.
I actually don't remember if I saw this idea in another forum or came up with it myself, but I'm pretty sure it's been done before ;)
Still, if someone is inspired by me posting it, all the better :)

The house and markers are done, next up are the soon-to-be captured villagers, they need to be finished and based. I also have to paint two more priests. Sorry for the crappy quality, I have a serious problem with my workspace being way to dark at night.

Offline Utgaard

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Re: Making a Viking Raid Scenario
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2017, 10:01:01 AM »
The figures are looking nice again, but what I find most striking is the color of house walls, they really look like being made of clay - what colors did you use here?

P.S. PM answered  ;)

Online Captain Blood

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Re: Making a Viking Raid Scenario
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2017, 10:58:46 AM »
Well, well. That grass mat thatch is extremely effective. Iíve seen lots of ways of modelling thatch (teddy bear fur, sisal, towelling, etc) but I think this is the most convincing way of doing it that Iíve seen. I might have a go at that myself. Vielen dank for the inspiration  :)

Offline Humakt

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Re: Making a Viking Raid Scenario
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2017, 11:56:48 AM »
I think this is the most convincing way of doing it that Iíve seen. I might have a go at that myself.

Yeah, that's what I was thinking.

Offline Neunfinger

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Re: Making a Viking Raid Scenario
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2017, 12:41:02 PM »
Utgaard, it's ocre that's dabbed with an old brush onto the brown basecolour, with another layer of a mix of ocre and very little white on top. Actually the same colours I used for brushing the grassmat-thatching ;)

Captain Blood, bitte sehr ;) I'm looking forward to seeing your take on it. I think a second layer of grassmat on the ridge of the roof would make it look very similar to actual thatching like this:
http://www.wikinger-in-daenemark.de/hai-h-neu-06.jpg

Humakt, thank you :)

Offline Neunfinger

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Re: Making a Viking Raid Scenario
« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2017, 01:00:58 AM »
The missing models: Villagers and Priests. I do know that the models used for the priests would fit better into the later medieval periods, but they were all I had on hand and I wanted to get some models painted that have been collecting dust for up to 10 years insted of adding buying some more unpainted miniatures.

We actually managed to play the game today, had lots of fun. I don't think the scenario was well balanced, we made some mistakes as we had not played Lion Rampant before, but it was a very entertaining game. We took pictures, but again, they are very dark. I will see if I can make a small AAR out of it.

Offline Marine0846

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Re: Making a Viking Raid Scenario
« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2017, 03:15:15 AM »
Lots of excellent figures painted.
Like you terrain.
Viking raid games are lots of fun.
Did one years ago with a friend.
The game is still talked about today by friends.
Can't wait to see yours come together.
Semper Fi, Mac

Offline Utgaard

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Re: Making a Viking Raid Scenario
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2017, 07:31:58 AM »
These figures also look very good again!

From Which manufacturer are the civilians on the left in the picture?


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Re: Making a Viking Raid Scenario
« Reply #27 on: December 18, 2017, 09:27:00 PM »
Well, well. That grass mat thatch is extremely effective. Iíve seen lots of ways of modelling thatch (teddy bear fur, sisal, towelling, etc) but I think this is the most convincing way of doing it that Iíve seen. I might have a go at that myself. Vielen dank for the inspiration  :)

Agreed, I wish I'd known about this method.

Very cool thread!
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Offline **GS**

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Re: Making a Viking Raid Scenario
« Reply #28 on: December 22, 2017, 09:55:56 AM »
just stumbled into your thread:

Brilliant idea to make a thatched roof like that. Have to borrow it some time  ;)

looking forward to seeing more of your works.

GruŖ nach KŲlle!

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Offline Harry Faversham

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Re: Making a Viking Raid Scenario
« Reply #29 on: December 22, 2017, 12:11:25 PM »
The Foundry crippled warrior is a magnificent casting, one eye, one arm, and one leg...
wonder wot the other fellow looked like!?

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« Last Edit: December 22, 2017, 12:13:28 PM by Harry Faversham »
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