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Offline Aesthete

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Re: I painted a few 28mm vikings
« Reply #45 on: November 15, 2019, 10:11:03 PM »
The figures are pretty eclectic; Pendraken dark ages range, Pendraken fantasy (here and there), Kallistra, Magister Militum, and a few conversions from leftover Newlines and Irregular Miniatures (including a small number of Warring States chaps, oddly enough).

Nice. I've browsed all of those ranges, but only have MM and Irregular minis. Not painted or anything, of course... another project for another time.

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Your Leidang laddies above look the works. Sometimes an economical and restrained colour scheme really delivers.

Thanks! :)

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Copplestone's 10mm fantasy are super figures; my late Roman and Byzantine armies use some of their horse tribe chaps as Alan auxilliaries, and my 3rd crusade army has a few spearmen too. I wish they'd do more historical figures.

For sure. I'd be much deeper into 10mm if Copplestone had a greater range - fantasy or historical.

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I'll need an email if you want the rules (or is there a way to do attachments which I have overlooked?).

I sent you a direct message with my email address :)
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Offline Atheling

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Re: I painted a few 28mm vikings
« Reply #46 on: November 15, 2019, 10:34:42 PM »

For sure. I'd be much deeper into 10mm if Copplestone had a greater range - fantasy or historical.

Those Copplestone 10 mil sculpts are beautiful  :-*. I don't play Fantasy but if I did it would be bog battles in 10 mil.

Offline FierceKitty

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Re: I painted a few 28mm vikings
« Reply #47 on: November 17, 2019, 05:47:35 AM »
Not entirely complete yet; I want a Leven watchtower at the gate, a thatched building centrally, a few of those new Pendraken Oirish axemen at the gate too, some dogs guarding the livestock, and an anchor, coil of rope, and a kitty on the deck.

Note the gate is being manned by Harald, son of Njarl, who killed the brother of Egil the berserker who wrote the riddle Why did the raven cross the Atlantic? to the orders of Skarp-Hedin Half-troll, who took to wife Ifredis Gunnarsdottir, sister of the shieldmaiden Halgerd, who slew Ragnar and his brother Ulla at the battle of the Stone Bridge, where the Danes were commanded by Fill Hole-Hand, who later rescued Von the Patient from Mac the Mad Sheep the father of Olga Woolyhead and Erik Bluetooth, uncle-in-law of Harald the Short, that wedded Anja, star of Shieldmaidens in the Sauna....
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Offline FierceKitty

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Re: I painted a few 28mm vikings
« Reply #49 on: November 18, 2019, 04:35:04 AM »
I think I've seen that... ;D

Big deal. I was in it!

(I was the actor with the very big...what's the word?...ah, yes, scene at the car park.)
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Offline von Lucky

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Re: I painted a few 28mm vikings
« Reply #50 on: November 18, 2019, 01:27:04 PM »
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Offline FierceKitty

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Re: I painted a few 28mm vikings
« Reply #51 on: November 18, 2019, 03:48:45 PM »
Getting briefly back to reality, anyone looking for plausible names might find this useful:

http://www.angelfire.com/wy/svenskildbiter/Viking/viknams3.html

Offline Aesthete

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Re: I painted a few 28mm vikings
« Reply #52 on: November 22, 2019, 11:22:39 PM »
Not entirely complete yet; I want a Leven watchtower at the gate, a thatched building centrally, a few of those new Pendraken Oirish axemen at the gate too, some dogs guarding the livestock, and an anchor, coil of rope, and a kitty on the deck.

Looking nice! That's a nice looking ship kit too.

Offline FierceKitty

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Re: I painted a few 28mm vikings
« Reply #53 on: November 23, 2019, 12:43:34 AM »
ty. Two more units of Bondi are waiting for varnish now, and some archers are under the brush. I'm hoping we'll be ready by the new year. I'm also hoping a Norwegian friend, recently diagnosed with paternity, will have recovered enough to come and lead his ancestors into battle.

Offline FierceKitty

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Re: I painted a few 28mm vikings
« Reply #54 on: December 06, 2019, 08:36:41 AM »
Done, by Odin! Should have their first outing this evening.

Offline von Lucky

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Re: I painted a few 28mm vikings
« Reply #55 on: December 06, 2019, 10:26:12 AM »
All the best!

Offline Aesthete

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Re: I painted a few 28mm vikings
« Reply #56 on: December 07, 2019, 05:37:05 AM »
Done, by Odin! Should have their first outing this evening.

Good thing we didn't race... ^_^

I've assembled some deers with lights Christmas decorations for the front lawn and started a quixotic B/X OSR rules as basis for skirmish/rpg hybrid project - but not painted any vikings.

But please do post photos of the first outing, if you have any :)

Offline FierceKitty

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Re: I painted a few 28mm vikings
« Reply #57 on: December 07, 2019, 05:42:39 AM »
Later this afternoon. I have an appointment with my dentist in 20 minutes....

Offline Aesthete

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Re: I painted a few 28mm vikings
« Reply #58 on: December 07, 2019, 06:18:01 AM »
Later this afternoon. I have an appointment with my dentist in 20 minutes....

I hope you can convince your dentist to play a quick game....

Offline FierceKitty

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Re: I painted a few 28mm vikings
« Reply #59 on: December 07, 2019, 07:09:14 AM »
She's quite humane, this one. Gave me a massive shot of anaesthetic.