Sunday, 7 September 2014

Viking Champion

I recently went to Lindisfarne Priory for a day of watching Viking re-enactments, which was a fantastic event! I'd recommend it to anyone with an interest in the Dark Ages - there was a lot of inspiration for terrain and it's not a coincidence that I arranged a trade for my mate's SAGA collection a couple of weeks later... One of my favourite "characters" from the event was the Champion of the Viking Jarl. I liked the fabrics and shield design and decided to make a miniature version of him.
I look some choice parts from the Viking Hirdmen kit from Gripping Beast, added another layer of material around the bottom of the tunic and a chainmail coif. The real work came with the shield design...
I do now have a sizeable Viking force that will be making an appearance over the next months, as well as Dark Age villagers and livestock - stay tuned!
 
 

 

5 comments:

  1. Added chainmail bits make this fellow look fearsome indeed. Hope his beard doesn't get tangled in that coif though, could end up rather troublesome...

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    1. I just winced at the thought of that... :)

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  2. That's a really cool idea to make a model based on someone you saw. It turned out very similar. Good work!

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