Tuesday, 10 February 2015

From IanW - 28mm Vikings, Partizan and the Contractual LotR Figures (96 Points)

Whilst I did finish this lot last week, I did not get them based. I could have just about managed it but would have spoilt the end result so instead I based up both weeks worth at 5AM this morning!!!


I always do a few of my Sniper Reminders every challenge but this one is a gift for a mate who I thought of when I picked up the figure two years ago. Good job it's not meant as a gift for any reason other than because he will like it!!


The pavement is a few bits of Linka stone wall that I cut out a base sized hole and filled in part. I often try to use Linka and keep some cast wall sections in hand. The poster is taken from a Pro-German image on the internet that I feel this patriot has ripped off the wall.


I started this figure a few times but took here back to the start as I just did not like the coat colour and then in the end threw sense out the window and dressed her in red, I doubt she will see the end of the war! She is an Artizan WWII Russian partizan but I saw her in France rather than Russia.

Given the need to have at least one Lord of the Rings figure posted I went with these GW plastic's and will work them into the roleplaying at some point.

As has already been mentioned a mix of soft and crisp detail but fun to paint. I looked at a few images on Google before finally setting about them but they seemed to paint themselves.

I set my self the task of painting up another four points of Vikings before the end of March. One point a few weeks back and the other three here today. These are all Black Tree figures and whilst I like most of them I have built up a dislike for a couple so my son will be getting some of them for his second Saga army.


In the packs you get a mix of useful figures and the odd one that does not work for me. The guy with the wound is great, the one with the flagon of ale, er not so.


I have agreed to paint up a lot of British 6mm Naps and as part of the payment is some of the Stick on shield decals that I read about with mounting horror in a recent challenge post. Given that I have seventy two of these things I was more than a little worried I would end up throwing them. Well I tried them and have fortunately been a lot more lucky with them. Out of all the decals I added only one failed. So I have a good supply of sticky decals and the water transfers, I will still hand paint plenty though.

The last four allowing me two points of four figures and one of eight. I will get a few more painted yet as I now have some berserker's worth painting up.

So 16 Vikings, 2 Rohan and one angry woman gets me ninety five points, again short of the required weekly haul but I may have a bit of leave where I can catch up a bit. Back to the 15mm Romans for next week.

26 comments:

  1. Great work Ian, love those Vikings!

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  2. Great work Ian, love those Vikings!

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  3. Cracking job all round. I like the red coat most, despite it not being very practical!

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    1. Once I had done the coat I was sold on it as well

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  4. Ahhh I do miss MERP and the mention of lord of the rings role-playing has me all of a flutter! 3 very interesting and well executed projects very nicely done.

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    1. We are playing tomorrow evening :-)

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  5. Great paint jobs all round Ian :)

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  6. The Resistance Gal is excellent. The LOTR and vikings look great as well.

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    1. And you seem to have nipped past me.

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    2. I doubt that will last, low out put this week too

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  7. Great looking figures all-around, but I do like that counter.

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    1. Cheers, hope the mate does as well

      Ian

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    1. Thanks Anne, got plenty more to do as well

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  9. Wonderful painting all round Ian. The "Contractual LotR Figures" title made me laugh too...

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    1. Well my solicitor did advise ;-)

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  10. Very nice work. Some of those Vikings look they have some sort of tummy upset with hands near stomachs. Cheers

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    1. I think you may have found the reason I was struggling with these a bit they do look like they have pre-battle er.... nerves.

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  11. Fantastic work Ian! I really like how that marker/vignette turned out - especially the brickwork.

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    1. Thanks Curt, I am hoping it arrived today

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  12. Is it just me or does the partisan look like a guy in drag? Great job on all of these, I like the weird pose vikings.

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