WIP On the Desk: 1st Batch of Vikings nearly complete
Really starting to get back in the groove of painting. I have the first unit of Viking Hirdmen, Bondi archers and my shield wall markers, along with a few extra figures basically done. Only thing left is the banner.
The shieldwall markers are simply some shields, using the idea that Mike Butcher had done with his Saxon army that I have teamed up with a number of times. I seriously changed up the way I paint flesh tones, and I think it will only get better from here on out. I have watched a number of miniature painters over the years do some really cool stuff in fleshtones, and my models have been lacking in the area of the faces in particular. Bennett Blaylock Doane in particular with his historical armies got me to realize just what I was missing.
I still need to clear coat and do a few little touch-ups and then it will be on to static grass and a few more different things as I attempt to spice up my basing a bit more, doing some things that I don't normally do. Next time you see these they will be done and in a movement tray.
Next up for painting a new unit of Romans and another unit of Viking Hirdmen, as my Danes come to life.