Saturday, January 5, 2013

From TamsinP: 28mm Vikings (120 points)


From Tamsin:

As my third entry for the Challenge, I present a bunch of naughty Norsemen. Figures are 28mm plastics from Gripping Beast, based individually for Saga. 






The shields are handpainted (and I do know that a couple need to be touched up - curse close up pics!). I do have some shield transfers, but prefer the handpainted look - a lot of the designs on the transfers are clearly intended for shields hanging up in the feasting halls rather than for fighting.



All parts received at least a basecoat and a wash. As you can see, they are wearing their best fighting tunics so do look a little bit more colourful than your typical Dark Ages mob. 

Oh, and if anybody thinks pink is a girly colour....

Excellent work Tamsin, I quite like your basework. And, really, its more of a salmon colour than pink...

These 20 Norsemen will give Tamsin a base of 100 points but, like last year, I'm going to add a point per hand-painted shield in recognition of the extra effort required.

10 comments:

  1. Some nice fellows you have there. A lot of elite troops wore pink so I hope this means he will do well for you

    Ian

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  2. Hmmm, the comment I posted has vanished.

    @ curt - I didn't know about the bonus points for hand-painted shields. That changes my plan for the Saxons I'm about to do - i was going to do shield transfers, but won't now! :)

    I've just checked and the pink is "Salmon Rose" (Vallejo MC 70.835)

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    1. See, I told you. With that colour he's ready to invade Miami! :0P

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  3. Lovely work - however the shields are done :-)

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  4. Great work and the extra effort on the shields paid off they look great.
    Peace James

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  5. Traditionally in England Red was the colour of Boys. As such traditionally pink (paste red afterall) was seen as a very masculine colour. It is only in the last 150 or so years that this has changed. So I urge you to think with a historical head, and not clouded with contempory views.

    As such pink is a masculine/strong colour. So well done Tamsin for recognising that fact.

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  6. Your Salmon Rose band is very nice, very nice.

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  7. Nice figures Tamsin, nice work on the shields!

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  8. Great job Tamisin and congrats on those extra points for those shields.

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