Saturday, October 15, 2016

Vikings Phase One - 1st Warrior Unit pt2

Hi everyone,

I have finally finished my first unit of Viking warriors for Saga!  Painting them is fun, but they take up way more time than say a Space Marine or Algoryn.
This is because they are wearing a variety of clothes, and variation is key in order to make them interesting.

Nonetheless, I kept the painting as simple yet neat as possible; with only two to three levels of shading. 

The same principle was applied to the shields.  The warrior shields are all basic colour patterns taken from historic sources.  Some simple highlights and a brown wash around the edges was all they needed to create interest.

Finally, I got to paint the leader of the band.  This was the miniature I operated on in order to make him taller.  You can see the post HERE. I gave him a red top of hair so he would stand out more.  The blue and white pantaloons also lend a hand.  I have had this model for over 20 years sitting in my cupboard.  Finally I can see him painted up and put to good use.

Next week I will start on my first unit of hearth-guard. So before I hit the painting desk, farewell and good health to one and all.


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