Let's get started! I have painted 5 miniatures depicting, for that's what they do let's be honest, characters from the EPIC and ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT (sorry just had to shout that) Vikings TV series. These are from several producers and none of them will remain in my collection... The Ragnar figure in the action pose will be my Curtgeld contribution and the other 4 will be a B-day present for my brother (whose name IS Norse but not Rollo :-P ).
The story behind the procurement of these figures is rather funny. I have been a fan of this series for quite some time and when preparing for Crisis I pre-ordered some of the very nice Stronghold Terrain metal figures. They are very good but in a bit passive poses so I also ordered a Brother Vini Ragnar whose pose is more dynamic, it's also on the Stronghold shop page above). My brother joins me for the Crisis each year even though he is not into figures or wargaming. As a matter of politeness I asked him, upon entering the Great Hall, whether he wanted me to keep an eye out for some miniatures for him and he went like: "Oh well if they have Vikings figures by chance I would like some of those." So I ended up buying a second set for his showcase as well and the ones here are to be his. The Lagertha figure is from The Dice Bag lady's shieldmaiden set.
Anyway here they are:
As to the Curtgeld Ragnar, can you imagine anyone better for a gambler and risk-taker than Ragnar Lothbrok? His initial journey to Angleland could have ended disastrously and his further incursions into Wessex and France were no pick-nick either so yeah I think he counts. The brother Vinni figure is actually larger than the Stronghold figures and so I think it will be a bit too large to combine with my figures but just about perfect for Curt's showcase.
Well I do hope that both Curt and my Brother like these chaps, I sure do and am glad I have bought some for me as well. In the mean time Stronghold Terrain have released a Björn figure and Hasslefree has a Porunn figure on offer as well!
Great work Sander! I'm positive Curt will chime in below, but I know he is a huge fan of Vikings and I'm sure he will welcome Ragnar Lothbrok to his collection with great enthusiasm. Excellent brushwork on these figures - they look like wonderful sculpts, and it must be very cool to be painting figures connected to an awesome TV show! I'm not familiar with it, but somehow I'm thinking Floki is maybe not "the calm one"?
So the four figures which are gifts for your brother (nice gift, by the way!) will get you 20 points, and the Curtgeld will get you another 20, so that's 40 points for these fearsome historic TV show fellows. Well done!