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Fantasy Vikings

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About the Project

Painting fantasy or semi-historical vikings. This may or may not turn into a Warlords of Erehwon army.

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The musclemen and a lady

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As the Hrafnen from the previous post got their primer, the last lot of the Red Box vikings got varnished. As these are the ones with plenty of flesh visible, I painted them in one batch.

Darklands Reinforcements

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“Hrafnen” from the Darklands range by Mierce. “Hrafnen” from the Darklands range by Mierce.
Built and based. Scale wise they fit quite well with the Red Box Njorn, both are on the small end of 28mm ranges.Built and based. Scale wise they fit quite well with the Red Box Njorn, both are on the small end of 28mm ranges.

Basing

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I made my own tufts with flockbox from 4Ground ”Frozen Grass” static grass.I made my own tufts with flockbox from 4Ground ”Frozen Grass” static grass.
For snow, I used Citadel Valhallan Blizzard as base, and scatted snow flock on top. For snow, I used Citadel Valhallan Blizzard as base, and scatted snow flock on top.

Paints used

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Paints used

I started off from my usual airburshed pre-shaded base: black primer followed by a grey primer from 45° angle.

Blue is Army Painter Deep Blue, with highlight made mixing VMC Deck Tan and VMC Offwhite.

I used Dragon Red for some of the shields and capes. The reddish brown blothing is VMC Hull Red.

The trousers and other grey clothing: AP Necromancer Cloak.

And for whites and all highlights: Offwhite and Deck tan.

Only the metals got highlights with pure white.

Various browns from the leathers and fur.

 

The first completed group

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First set of Red Box ”Njorn”, with the exception of the axe wielding dude in front which is Mythic Battles: Ragnarok teaser mini from the Pantheon Kickstarted. It fit’s quite nicely wit these.First set of Red Box ”Njorn”, with the exception of the axe wielding dude in front which is Mythic Battles: Ragnarok teaser mini from the Pantheon Kickstarted. It fit’s quite nicely wit these.

Fantasy Vikings - The plan

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Miniatures

This all started from a set of fantasy viking or ”Njorn” miniatures from Red Box Games I bought few years ago at Salute. Back then, I had no particular plans for an army, just simply fell in love with the sculpts and got them purely to do a painting  project. As usual with ”painting only” projects, they tend to be pushed back when there are multiple gaming army projects going on.

With the rise of myriad miniature agnostic fantasy games, I thought finally kick off this project. The Red Box games miniatures are superb, but the range is not massive, and for games like Warlords of Erehwon, I’d need some more models and would rather stay away from repeat sculpts. Hence I’ve been looking to add in models from few other makers too, such as Mierce, and perhaps some proper historical vikings as well. If you have suggestions for ranges, please post a comment or PM me!

Colour scheme

I decided to go with really classic fantasy scheme of blue, red and white. The Red Box, and hopefully other models too will feature lot of leather and fur, where I’m looking to use different browns and greys to break up the more vivid colours.

Basing theme

In fact, I settled on the basing theme before the main colour scheme, which was chosen to fit it. It has to be snow. Many of the models I already have look quite warmly dressed with furs and otherwise heavy clothing. Having them running on sunny grass fields would feel wrong, and doing snow bases is fun and allows for nice strong contrast vs the model.

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