Some choice pics from first rank and file unit that I'm finishing up. I'm mostly using the Gripping Beast Plastic models for the Hirdmen. They paint up very nicely, good looking minis, really easy to paint. I'm quite impressed with their detail. The above mini is actually a converted one using a head from GW's Empire Flaggelants.
This is one of my favorites from the unit. Pretty cool mini. I think the ones without the helmets have so much character. This head is from the command sprue. It has a really cool scar. Below you can see his shield slung on his back that I painted.
This one above is a fun model. I finally figured out what to do with all of those damn Warlord Games plastic barbarian models. They have become Vikings. They unlike Warlords early Imperial Romans don't have as much of that midget feeling, and some of them actually work quite well. Many of the poses, are quite dynamic, maybe too much so. The above model uses a Gripping Beast axe, sword, shield and head. As you can see it works pretty well. The WG Barbarians are not quite as badly scaled as their EIR models.
Below are two of my front rank Dane axe wielders. They are cool mdels also. They are both converted, one using the GW Empire Flaggelant head (on the right) with the GBP two-handed axe arms, the other using a metal GB head (on the left) and axe arms from the Wargames Factory Viking kit.
Below another pic of the models.
Until next time......