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Finished these in time for last week but failed to get good image. Unfortunately I still can't get any really good ones so impatience see's them presented before I go fr it again.
One point of Saga Vikings in the form of eight warriors. I need to paint up at least two more points worth to catch up with my son, good job I have them primed and ready, all in hand are Blacktree.
All are unarmoured as a nice set of mail was both expensive and not easy to find which I think the warrior level of Saga should struggle to have many dressed as such. That said I will still paint some up in armour in the next lot.
All these have some form of decoration on their tunics but mostly just a basic trim. Shield wise I have gone for a few more decorated shields though some are nice and basic.
Some nice detail such as money pouches but a few f the poses are a bit odd such as the bald guy holding the spear far forward and really looks to be more at home with the levies than the warriors especially as he has already lost his shield.
I went with block colours and then a wash followed with the original colour added as a highlight which worked really well compared with block and wash only.
The one n the left looked an odd pose but on noticing how the arm was held to the body and hand spread out I figured he would look great as wounded. I added a cut to the arm and sme blood lines on the arm and a shield dropped on the floor.
These two have a more elaborate pattern with the one on the right being the leader of the group. Overall I have to say that I really like the Blacktree Vikings and wound them fr the most part an easy paint.
Rather pleased with the freehand on this shield as I actually get what I wanted on to the shield and that does not happen that often. However these won't get into action for a few weeks as my daughter is studying Vikings at the moment so they are off to school for the class to look at and be part of the display they are doing.
So 40 points for the figures that will leave me a few points behind The Tamsin'ion Devil. From Curt: Cracking work Ian, especially the two-headed dragon motif on that last shield. Wonderful. This group will actually allow you to just pip past Tamsin... for the time being. :)