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Offline Captain Blood

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Re: Victrix Vikings
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2019, 01:12:48 AM »
How do you feel about the half-arms Andy?
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Offline Suetonius Paullinus

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Re: Victrix Vikings
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2019, 09:04:39 AM »
Tbh I like this solution better than having a visible joint within the mail shirt. So far no hassle..

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Re: Victrix Vikings
« Reply #17 on: June 10, 2019, 02:41:01 AM »
They look fantastic spot on!
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Re: Victrix Vikings
« Reply #18 on: June 10, 2019, 01:23:54 PM »

Pretty cool stuff! 8)
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Offline Suetonius Paullinus

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Re: Victrix Vikings
« Reply #19 on: June 11, 2019, 11:24:41 PM »
Yay! My warlord has his proper shield and calls himself now HŚkon Bloodspear:

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Re: Victrix Vikings
« Reply #20 on: June 12, 2019, 02:09:38 PM »
Really nice, I am looking forwards to my "present" from Victrix :)

HŠkon Blůūgeirr would be his Norse name if I remember my old norse correctly ;)

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Offline Suetonius Paullinus

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Re: Victrix Vikings
« Reply #21 on: June 15, 2019, 12:28:31 AM »
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Re: Victrix Vikings
« Reply #22 on: June 15, 2019, 09:28:35 AM »
Lovely Andy  :-*

I know thereís been some bleating about the chainmail. The links do look oversized - but then all depictions of mail on inch high figures is representative, not truly accurate. I donít think this is necessarily a worse way of doing it than rows of little dots... although looking again at your latest figure, do the links look ever so slightly hexagonal?

Bet theyíre beautifully easy to paint though! Drybrush heaven ;)

Offline Suetonius Paullinus

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Re: Victrix Vikings
« Reply #23 on: June 15, 2019, 11:47:03 AM »
Ah the never ending chainmail discussion  o_o
I know..Well, it looks fine to me but Iím sure some will disagree and not enjoy the figures for what they are because of it. In my opinion they are missing out big time here. In the flesh you wouldnít even notice it I guess, particularly if you are over fifty like me, but a picture obviously magnifies dramatically.
And yes, they paint up very nicely indeed (although I donít drybrush my figures, just Leadbelcher and Nuln Oil Gloss does it for me  ;) ).

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Re: Victrix Vikings
« Reply #24 on: June 15, 2019, 12:55:22 PM »
Lovely.  :-*

Offline Suetonius Paullinus

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Re: Victrix Vikings
« Reply #25 on: June 15, 2019, 06:34:44 PM »
Dane Axe:

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Re: Victrix Vikings
« Reply #26 on: June 15, 2019, 08:22:09 PM »
Bootiful. I found someone on eBay selling single sprues for a fiver, so I've been persuaded to give them a go.
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Offline Suetonius Paullinus

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Re: Victrix Vikings
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2019, 10:19:21 PM »
Ooh Iím looking forward to seeing them after a proper Cubster treatment!!

Offline Coenus Scaldingus

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Re: Victrix Vikings
« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2019, 02:32:31 PM »
They are without a doubt the best plastic dark age figures around, and can compete with a few metal ranges too. With better chainmail, they'd just be near-perfect, but to me it almost looks like overlapping scales in the area below the belt on that latest figure. In fact, it is the fantastic quality (faces and hair on these, variable poses, quite a fan of the scale of most weapons too) that makes that chainmail 'issue' such a pity: it's such a big area on the model, and for me personally I can't unsee it, unless from quite far away. They're phenomenal otherwise, and SP's gritty paintjob suits them very well.

I only have Victrix' Greeks (and one sprue of Romans for some conversion work), and while those were good, they've really come a long way in the sheer number of possiblities they put on a sprue, and detail work looks even better on these.
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Re: Victrix Vikings
« Reply #29 on: June 16, 2019, 02:44:40 PM »
I finally got mine yesterday and I have glued together a command frame and a regular frame.

I think the figures themselves are 10/10, easily the best plastic miniatures I have assembled, and they look like they will be easy to paint up to a good standard.

However I kind of dislike the poses, they are awesome if you want 20-30 of them for a skirmish game, but I play with big ranked units and I need to assemble them really carefully in order to actually make them rank up properly.

Also I don't understand why there is two different ways of attaching the heads, the chainmail coif thing looks really good, but I would rather have more choice,  eh... :p

I do have 180 of them so I guess I will just have to suck it up ;).

Andreas