Sunday, April 07, 2013

Viking Warband(-1): Spring Break Painting!

My goal during this Spring Break vacation(today is the last day) was to paint a 4 Point Viking Warband for SAGA in 8 days...but I was a Warlord short!  That being said, for about a week's worth of effort, I did get 20 figures painted which is a nice start. 

First, here are the last four Viking Hearthguard(Gripping Beast Plastics) I did to complete my (warlord-less) warband...
Here is a close up of one of the men...
I used green stuff to give these guys appropriately longer locks this time around...
Here are another four Hearthguard I did the other day...
So that brings up my force to 20 strong...
On Left: 3 Viking Hearthguard Units(3 x 4 men), On Right: 1 Viking Warrior Unit(8 men)

Painting the shields is definitely the most challenging, but most rewarding, part of the process. 

So what's next?  The following:
-prime and paint Viking warlord
-begin assembling and painting Anglo-Danish Hearthguard(bought the Saxon GP plastics)
-begin assembling and painting Anglo-Danish slinger levy unit
-awaiting Viking Berserkers and Anglo-Danish Huscarls in the mail
-continue to knock off some more Dark Ages terrain

I am also helping my 15 and 9 year olds with their painting...they are painting up some Super Dungeon Explore minis.  Once I have two small SAGA warbands ready, I'll put them to work helping me try out the rules!

Well, that's it for now...


  1. A nice looking warband indeed !!

  2. Thanks very much.

  3. Stunning vikings Gareson !

    Realy like your work on the hair !!!

    Best regards Michael

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  5. I looked at these mini and painted them as is out of the box. You did some conversion to make them look better. Excellent! And excellent shieldwork as well.

    By the time I get to the shields, I'm kind of whipped. So I commend your fortitude!