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Offline PhilH

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Dipping into the Dark Ages
« on: January 15, 2020, 04:26:30 PM »

I made this 28mm Viking Levy troop. Heís the start of a Dark Ages range I want to add to my Bears Head Miniatures offerings.
Iíve had a hankering to sculpt some historical Miniatures for a while, so decided to make time for them this year.
Although I do want to add some mythological creatures and troops along the way.
Iíll keep posting pics here as the range develops.

Offline Eric the Shed

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Re: Dipping into the Dark Ages
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2020, 04:37:32 PM »
looks great

Offline PhilH

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Re: Dipping into the Dark Ages
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2020, 04:52:56 PM »
Thank you. Iím trying to decide whether to give him a slotta tab base or an integral puddle. Also whether to remove the spear and leave an open hand, so wire spears can be used.
Any preference either way?

Offline Malamute

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Re: Dipping into the Dark Ages
« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2020, 04:55:00 PM »
I like him very much.  :)

No preference on the spear but would suggest integral puddle base rather than slotta.
"These creatures do not die like the bee after the first sting, but go on age after age, feeding on the blood of the living"  - Abraham Van Helsing

Offline Atheling

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Re: Dipping into the Dark Ages
« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2020, 05:21:37 PM »
That's certainly something to be proud of!!  :o

Keep it up!  8)

Offline Phil Portway

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Re: Dipping into the Dark Ages
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2020, 07:58:19 PM »
I am more comfortable with open handed, as you can then place the spear at differing angles to take away any regimentality within the unit and give you options of adding steel spears (as I do, especially on Plastics), or other weapons!

Flat bases.

« Last Edit: January 17, 2020, 08:43:34 PM by Phil Portway »
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Offline RSDean

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Re: Dipping into the Dark Ages
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2020, 09:36:04 PM »
The bald head is a nice touch. Personally, I prefer integral bases. I like skirmish game bases to be thin, and slottas have a rather thick minimum, and I like group bases to be flexible about exactly where to place and how to angle a figure, particularly to keep weapons overhang to a minimum, and thatís difficult with slottas

Offline PhilH

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Re: Dipping into the Dark Ages
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2020, 10:34:56 PM »
Thank you for your input. Iíve also been listening to folk over on Facebook.
So Iíll remove the spear and leave him with a clenched fist, so it can be drilled to hold a wire spear  The shield will remain separate and heíll have a slotta tab, as itís easier to remove than an integral base, then there are more options for basing him on MDF etc.
Iíll do the same with all the others as they come along. Hopefully another one early next week.

Offline PhilH

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Re: Dipping into the Dark Ages
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2020, 03:25:32 PM »
I took a resin cast of the two Vikings Iíve made so far and added wire spears. They match up quite well for a bit of a sparing session or is it proper combat!
More on the way as they get made.


Offline Atheling

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Re: Dipping into the Dark Ages
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2020, 05:14:59 PM »
Splendid work  8) 8) 8)

You've captured a lot of animation in the sculpts

Offline PhilH

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Re: Dipping into the Dark Ages
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2020, 06:24:53 PM »
Splendid work  8) 8) 8)

You've captured a lot of animation in the sculpts

Thank you very much!

Offline PhilH

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Re: Dipping into the Dark Ages
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2020, 01:47:28 PM »
Another Viking hops of the sculpting table and into the casting queue.


Offline Atheling

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Re: Dipping into the Dark Ages
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2020, 02:59:13 PM »
Really lovely stuff. Are you going to sell them?

Offline PhilH

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Re: Dipping into the Dark Ages
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2020, 03:49:09 PM »
Really lovely stuff. Are you going to sell them?

Thank you. Yes, I have a rough release schedule with different troop types. First I need to get the first batch sculpted :)

Offline Atheling

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Re: Dipping into the Dark Ages
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2020, 04:52:18 PM »
Thank you. Yes, I have a rough release schedule with different troop types. First I need to get the first batch sculpted :)

Well, let me know and (funds depending) I might indulge.  :)