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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Thursday, 28 June 2012

WIP: Saga Vikings, both batches

Well, it seems that the grogginess I was feeling on Tuesday evening was a precursor to what I've been off work with yesterday and today. Slight fever, aching joints, fuzzy vision (thankfully cleared up this afternoon), "out of it" feeling, blah-di-blah....

I wasn't able to do anything yesterday, but was able to catch up a bit this afternoon and evening once the blurry vision had gone away.

Unarmoured Vikings

Hair- base-coat and dry-brush done
Highlighting - general dry-brush with Iraqi Sand
Wash - 3:1 mix of Burnt Umber and Black grey, quite heavily thinned with water
Shields - rears dry-brushed (mix of Green Grey and Khaki Grey) and washed (Burnt Umber, thinned with water); glued onto arms; primed; rims and boss dry-brushed with Oily Steel; face base-coated with Sand Yellow





The dry-brush was too heavy in places, but the wash softened it for the most part. Unfortunately the wash may have been a touch too dark and thick, so I may need to go back over some areas of the figures. They actually look worse in the pics than they do in real life.


Armoured Vikings

Highlighting - general dry-brush with Iraqi Sand
Shields - rears dry-brushed (mix of Green Grey and Khaki Grey) and washed (Burnt Umber, thinned with water); glued onto arms; primed; rims and boss dry-brushed with Oily Steel; face base-coated with Sand Yellow









Warlords

Highlighting - general dry-brush with Iraqi Sand
Wash - 3:1 mix of Burnt Umber and Black grey, quite heavily thinned with water - only done on the warlord with two swords







I'm glad I only did the wash step on one of these - it has darkened his flesh quite badly, which I'll need to touch up when I do the detailing.

Next steps

Shield designs
Detailing
Basing



8 comments:

  1. These are coming together nicely.

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  2. Shame you wasn't happy wish the wash, I find black washes always go a bit too dark for my liking, I prefer bron myself, its a lot less harsh.

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  3. These are looking good, hopefully the dark wash is easily fixed. Like Ray I tend to use a brown wash for flesh.

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  4. You have some very nice, animated poses in there! Looking good!

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  5. Try a light flesh and thin it down, possibly layer it on but only on the highlight points, this may well bring it back up for you. I also tend to use a brown wash.

    Ian

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  6. These are looking good! Get well soon.

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  7. Nice progress Tamsin. I use a brown wash and water it down. I would rather do it twice than over-do it in one hit.

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  8. cool time to pilliage and burn...ooh don't forget rape. it is not a viking raid without it. :-P ok they are coming along nicely

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