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Vikings for a friend.

Vikings for a friend.

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About the Project

A friend of mine dropped off a few models some of which are characters from the Vikings TV series and asked if I could put some paint on them.

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The final miniature is finished

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Hey, guys so finally finished the last miniature for Warren and will be posting Lagertha and Ragnar this week. He was kind enough not to give me a timeline as such so I have been using them for when I wanted a break from other projects as they are a single miniature and different from most of the other games I play.

I was a bit worried about doing human faces something I have avoided through lack of confidence for quite a while even to the point of making sure I pick a force either with full-face helms or of a none human race. The time forced to be at home during Corvid found me painting a lot of different miniatures and over a short period of time. It has really helped my painting in many areas and I finally feel comfortable with giving human faces a go. It is interesting to compare my first model on here’s face which I did a year ago and these final two. These projects are often great for showing where you have improved through comparison. I should have video of painting him up Tuesday evening for the Sitrep Podcast and so will drop the link here to act as a tutorial when that’s public.

Hopefully, Warren will like them and who knows what he will try to pass off to me next 🙂

If you interested in what else I have been painting feel free to have a look at my posts on Instagram.

https://www.instagram.com/theaverageminiaturepainter/?hl=en

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Time to add the Hasselfree Lagertha to the mix

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Hey guys, so I had left this project alone for a while due to me not feeling like I could do the skin and some other areas justice based on the first minis I did. Having done some projects that put me out of my comfort zone but which helped me learn how better to do skin I returned to the final two miniatures to give them a go. This is the first of them and I think is the Lagertha model from Hasselfree Miniatures.

Below is a 25-minute video where I document the process and all of the colours used as well as do a talk through of my colour choices and how I applied them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P_ElwsGsUU

Hope you like it guys, happy hobbying.

And thats Rollo finished

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A tough build but got there in the end. Very happy with how he came out and now looking forward to having a break and refocussing on my KoW stuff.

A couple now based and finished :)

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Managed to finish basing and changing up the wooden hafts and bladed areas. Much more happy with them now and looking forward to trying to get Rollo finished this weekend, then will post these off and sit down to do Ragnar and Lagatha.

Not just a small gap issue, a large gap issue!

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Hello everyone, so last night was pretty frustrating for me. I had finished painting up the majority of the Rollo Viking model and came to putting it together. It didn’t even come close as both the angle and surfaces of the arms and weapon section to the main model sat with a considerable gap. So much so I couldn’t even bridge it with blue tac, I tried different angles and pitched the arms to try and get the barest of contacts and managed to find one I might just be able to hold together with an edge of super glue.

Thankfully I did manage to get a pose I liked that would allow me to at least tack it in place while I carried out some filling in. At that point, I then used my super glue gel to form the initial lattice of bond and filler for the gaps I had. This is one of the reasons I really like the super glue gels. Having squeezed in a clump or two I then used a toothpick to manipulate it to where I wanted it to be and let it dry which essentially filled the majority of the gap in. This morning with most of the gap now filled I then went and grabbed my liquid green stuff and fill in the remaining gaps while at the same time gave form to blend the areas together. In the photos, you can get a real sense of how large the gaps were on the model. Happy to say it seems to have all worked. I applied a layer of liquid green stuff then let it dry for 30-40 minutes then did another layer until I got it to the stage it has a natural look and hopefully once painted you won’t be able to tell at all. Now to have a tinker with the handle wood colours and the heads of the weapons as I am not happy with them.

 

Have a great weekend everyone.

Getting there as I put some paint down on the next mini

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Managed to put some more time into the project. I definitely feel like I am on a bit of a roll which is always nice.

Found myself in the hobby zone

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So today I fell into the hobby zone, just looked up from my mini having had House of Cards on in the background to find it’s going dark and 2030 at night.

Good news is I got another model finished and very happy with this guy for me. I think him having a lot more clearly defined detail in his sculpt helped me to paint him better.

Managed to find some time this weekend to do some more.....

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Hello everyone,

I managed to put some time into this little side project this weekend. I used the same formula of paints as mentioned in my other posts for the first one. I wasn’t 100% happy with the first model for a couple of reasons. The metal miniature was a little rough when it came to the details and the flesh wasn’t what I wanted it to be.

This time I feel it is a little better.

Looking forward to carrying on with these as and when I can fit them in.

Final Images

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Here’s the final two pics from the front and back.

Base

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Base

Renedra Round Lipped Base

Base – Dryad Bark

Super Glue Gel to apply the 3 x rock shaped pieces of cork I cut.

Super Glue Gel Army Painter Brown Battleground basing material around the inner edges of the two larger rocks to make a small amount of scree.

Super Glue Gel Army Painter Lowland Scrub Tufts for some shrubbery 🙂

Then for the rocks

Base – Abaddon Black

Layer – Eshin Grey

Layer – Dawnstone

Shade – Nuln Oil

Base Edge I then painted a couple of layers of Abaddon Black.

I then painted some of the tips of the Lowland Shrubs with the final colours from the trousers. I prefer this method of colouring plain scrubs than getting coloured flowers as I think it often helps tie my model in to it’s base and I always imagine they use the flowers to colour there clothes from a fluff aspect.

Finally I used Plastic Glue for the bare part of the base and flocked the whole remaining area with Army Painter Grass Green. This covers a lot of the scree but makes for a nice transition from rock to scree to grass.

If you got this far thanks very much for taking the time and I hope some part of this is useful to some of you out there.

Happy Gaming everyone.

 

 

Lips

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Lips

Layer – 33/66 Evil Sun Scarlet and White Scar to achieve a very pale pink.

 

 

Lips

Hair

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Hair – Blood Red

Base – Mephiston Red

Shade – Agrax Earthshade

Layer – Evil Sun Scarlet

Layer – Fire Dragon Bright

Having got to the final stage I didn’t really like the orange but really liked the red so took it back a step to the Evil Sun Scarlet.

Black Fur and Boots

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Black Fur and Boots – Black

Base – Abaddon Black

Layer – Eshin Grey

Layer – Dawnstone

To finish I also took it a stage further with another Layer – White Scar

Metals

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Metals – Gunmetal

Base – Leadbelcher

Shade – Nuln Oil

Layer – Stormhost Silver

Axe Handles

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Axe Handles – Wood Brown

Base – Dryad Bark

Shade – Agrax Earthshade

Layer – Gothor Brown

Layer – Baneblade Brown

With such strong vibrant browns on the leather items I wanted a contrast for the axe handle wood. In the end I decided to go for a dark wood.

Scabbard, Belt, Bracer, Bracelet and Satchel

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Scabbard, Belt, Bracer, Bracelet and Satchel – Warm Brown

Base – Mournfang Brown

Shade – Agrax Earthshade

Layer – Scrag Brown

Layer – Deathclaw Brown

 

Upper Vest and Leg Wraps

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Upper Vest and Leg Wraps – Clean Black

Base – Abaddon Black

Layer – Dark Reaper

Layer – Fenrisian Grey

Shade – Nuln Oil

Trousers

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Trousers – Celestial Vindicators Armour

Base – Macragge Blue

Layer – Sotek Green

Shade – Coelia Greenshade

Layer – 50/50 Temple Guard Blue and Sotek Green

Inner Trousers

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Inner Trousers – Purple

Base – Naggaroth Night

Layer – Xereus Purple

Shade – Druchii Violet

Layer – Genestealer Purple

 

Skin

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Skin – Tanned Flesh

Base – Bugmans Glow

Shade – Reikland Fleshshade

Layer – Cadian Fleshtone

Layer – Kislev Flesh

Layer – 50/50 Cadian Fleshtone and Kislev Flesh heavily thinned with water to finish.

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