Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tartans vs. Cowhides

Even though I'm painting Dark Ages Scots, my mind is firmly on the plains of Troy, what with all the lovely new Sea People out there, both from Warlord:

and North Star:

So excited, in fact, that I got myself one of the old Foundry mini-hordes (What the hell were they called? They seem to have disappeared from Foundry's site, small collections of 50 or so models?) of Sea Peoples, The Brazen Sea-Wolves or some such thing, off of eBay for a very nice price. I have a few coming back my way from a friendly trade-for-paint-commission, and I'll be using the entire gang as Sarpedon and Glaucus' Lukka. Rules will be a shameless theft of all the parts I like from SAGA, Dux Brit, and Before the Gates of Troy.
A comp shot for those interested in such things:
BTD, North Star, Foundry, North Star, Crocodile. I think they mix nicely. I'm no button counter, so whatever feels good works for me for this project. Just ask my Minotaur, Centaur, and Medusa, thank you very much!

Saturday, June 14, 2014

OldHammer Challenge Update!

Took a wee bit of time between commission work to paint a few more for my OldHammer Challenge Warband, a mix of minis from Dark Ages ranges to fight in the Mcdeath-era East Albion. Various alliances of Norse, Irish-ish, Romano-Brits, and what-have-you:
Archers, also the last 4 minis I needed to have 2 complete starter Warbands for Dux Brit. An actual project complete, at least for starts!

A Norseman, up to no good, a Bard, and one of my very favorite old Citadel Norse, who I have painted and sold off several times before, but no more! This one is mine!

Just a few left, and Challenge complete! No telling when that will be, but what the hell! I'm pleased...

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

They come from the land of the ice and snow...

Just received my HUGE box of Vikings, bought from a fellow moving to distant shores who needed to lighten his lead/plastic load. I've never, ever bought this many minis in one shot, so needless to say, I'm very pleased with myself!
The boys above are from the excellent TV series, and a set of minis I recently sold for some reason or another. These are to show where I'll be taking this project, but my real inspiration is this:

From Mr Tom Weiss, a set of Vikings that I've been drooling over for years. I hope to organize and document my own endeavor in a similar manner, and hopefully achieve a level somewhere near this masterpiece. Wish me luck!!

Monday, June 2, 2014

Norse-Gael for SAGA

In my continuing effort to try to not buy every single mini I've ever wanted, I recently took on a few small commissions to paint minis I like, but don't really need. ( At least right now!) The first is now complete, Norse-Gael for SAGA, unfortunately now firmly on my to-buy list! Oh well, so much for plans...

Quick paintjobs for tabletop play, a few shield transfers, and a pretty inexpensive price. They get shipped out tomorrow, so I hope their new Warlord likes them!