Tuesday, May 4, 2010

The Last of the Vikings

Eli had joked with me, even my non-gamer wife was incredulous, but yes, this is the last of Project Viking! Now I know what you're saying, "Seriously? You're a gamer, how can you be done DONE?" Well, you've all seen my immediate queue, that's not going anywhere. Plus that queue doesn't include the recently built Deathwatch, or the incredibly massive, jaw-dropping huge Flames of War army that is en route as we speak! So yeah, I think it's safe to say I'm done painting Vikings, at least for a good, long while. Forty should suffice.

Byrnjolf, the all-father

This one is my mythically huge, non-historical helmet-wearing über Viking. We use Pig Wars, but with just that 'touch of epic' I've mentioned, so his size and brawn won't be exactly out of place on the tabletop. I love the figure, just not happy with my color selection.

Baldur the Brave

You may know this guy as Felix, but I'm going to call him Baldur the Brave, Wearer of the Golden Codpiece. I was doing the usual, rooting around a bits box and found this guy, partially primed, and wanting to get on the tabletop. The addition of a plastic shield and he is good to go. It's a fun model, and with the clean-shaven (but scarred) face, and the cool sword with the dragon pommel (heirloom weapon anyone?) he really stands apart from the rest.

Hæfnir the Swift

My unobtrusive standard bearer was a late-minute addition. In Pig Wars a standard bearer is pretty much compulsory, but I didn't have one handy. This guy is a basic spearman, which I glued on a low-res printout of a banner. He should be able to get the job done.

Torsten, the White Wolf

You know how I track the yearly totals up in the top right? Well you'll see I've only bought one figure in 2010 (so far), and you're looking at him. I just liked him, I think it was the large fur cloak he had, or maybe the padded armor. Anyway, I bought him off Bob for less than a buck, which was money well spent! He'll be the leader of my peasants and farmers.


  1. Nicely done. But you are only one really cool viking away from buying more having to paint them. We all are just one cool figure away from an increase in the queue.


  2. Well I don't even have an even forty. If I had used that Rackham figure, it would've been forty, but now I'm one shy. So yeah, maybe I'm just one 'cool fig' shy after all.

    How do you like that 'misty' effect on the photo? Apparently my lens was mucho dirty, but it was one of those happy accidents. You know, like my birth.

  3. It reminds me of the camera filter they used every time Captain Kirk looked at a woman.


  4. That wasn't a filter, it was just the cloud of Kirk's manly pheromones

  5. C'mon, you're never really done with Vikings are you - lol.

    Nice looking guys mate.

  6. No one walks away from the Vikings. No one!