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Author Topic: Looking for a finnish shaman in 28mm  (Read 2021 times)

Offline Njall

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Looking for a finnish shaman in 28mm
« on: January 03, 2016, 05:46:55 PM »
Hello there (and an happy new wargaming year )

I'm honestly not sure if I should post that in the Fantasy or Medieval section :o

I remember some kind of viking skirmish game from several years ago where the player could choose to send his warband in Finland to recruit a shaman (or at least that's what I remember, I could be mistaken). And remembering that made me think that I could use such a miniature as a follower in my current medieval project.

So, keeping in mind that he's going to be with 28mm historical miniatures (Perry, Warlord, etc) .. what could you advise ?

Thanks by advance.

Offline traveller

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Re: Looking for a finnish shaman in 28mm
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2016, 06:46:58 PM »
Well....the most typical equipment for a shaman from Finland and Northern Scandinavia would be the drum. I would therefore look for a medieval drummer and convert him. If you google search you can find images that could give you some guidance like this one from the 17th century:

http://www.ub.uit.no/utstilling/hekser/utst4.htm

Offline pocoloco

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Re: Looking for a finnish shaman in 28mm
« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2016, 07:04:36 PM »
Have you decided whether you want a Sámi or Finnish shaman/witch, there's a difference.

If Sámi shaman is the one you are after, just look for suitable Sámi miniature with a shamanistic drum.

There are plenty of sites with info on the Sámi drums and images those had on, e.g. this one came up after quick googling:

http://www.thuleia.com/shamandrum.html

Then if you after a Finnish shaman/witch, lot depends on what era you want your shaman/witch to be from. For fantasy/iron age/viking age Kalevala type of magic user, one option could be the wizard types from the Frostgrave range:

http://www.northstarfigures.com/prod.php?prod=7455

http://www.northstarfigures.com/prod.php?prod=7454

http://www.northstarfigures.com/prod.php?prod=7461



Offline Atheling

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Re: Looking for a finnish shaman in 28mm
« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2016, 08:44:37 PM »
Gripping Beast are your friend in your quest.....

From Early Saxon Range:


From Early German Range:


From Romano British/Arthurian Range:


Here's one I did earlier:



I hope that is of some help to you?

Darrell.

Offline pocoloco

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Re: Looking for a finnish shaman in 28mm
« Reply #4 on: January 03, 2016, 08:50:36 PM »
Those are good ones too. Nice find Darrell.

Offline Atheling

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Re: Looking for a finnish shaman in 28mm
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2016, 09:05:46 PM »
You're welcome. :0

They are very nice mini's and I think that I've included some variation(?)

Cheers,
Darrell.

Offline Verderer

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Re: Looking for a finnish shaman in 28mm
« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2016, 03:02:28 PM »
There was this Frostgrave wizard (I think it was) which looked like a spitting image of Vainamoinen (or Santa...) to me, minus the hammer? Not sure if that's the look you want? And not sure how the match size-wize with your minis?


Offline v_lazy_dragon

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Re: Looking for a finnish shaman in 28mm
« Reply #7 on: January 04, 2016, 03:34:24 PM »
Footsore miniatures have an early saxon Wirgela/shaman which might be of use?
Xander
Army painters thread: leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=56540.msg671536#new
WinterApoc thread: leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=50815.0

Offline rumacara

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Re: Looking for a finnish shaman in 28mm
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2016, 12:02:33 AM »
There is also a viking shaman in Artizan Designs.

http://artizandesigns.com/prod.php?prod=1546

Offline Atheling

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Re: Looking for a finnish shaman in 28mm
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2016, 12:40:21 AM »
Oh yeah, for some reason I forgot about the Artizan guy  o_o o_o

Good mini and plenty wild looking  8)

Darrell.

 

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