Sunday, 22 May 2011

Painted Vikings and Arthurians

As promised, here's a few pictures of the Gripping Beast plastic Vikings painted by my wife, now with proper LBMS shields. She has urged me to point out that it's been around 8 years since she seriously picked up a paintbrush. But regardless of that, I'm really pleased with them and happily take an army of them to any event!
GB Plastic Vikings
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A closer shot.
GB Plastic Vikings
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And another.
GB Plastic Vikings
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I'm sure you'll agree that they look superb! Plus they're a great start to our collection of figures for GB's forthcoming 'Saga' Dark Ages skirmish set.

I've also managed to squeeze in a bit of painting too. Though with my rather troublesome hands it's proved difficult going. Anyway, here's a picture of 4 Artizan Arthurians (sans shields!).
Romano-British
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They've turned out ok really. Here's the cloaks.

Romano-British
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The figures come as a pack of 8, and I think they'll blend in well with my GB, Musketeer and West Wind figures. To be honest I wouldn't get any more of these Artizan figures as they're all in a very similar pose, i.e. standing at the ready. But they are good rear rank troops. The pack comes with a mix of round and rounded oblong shields, but I'll be giving them all round shields so that they can be used either as Romano-British or British & Welsh Kingdoms.

I'm hoping that I'll soon be able to get with a unit of GB Milites and may be a few more scenic bits for the Dark Ages village.

12 comments:

Ray Rousell said...

The figures look great, I wish my wife would paint some of my figures, your a very lucky chap!!

paint-in.com said...

Time for me to hide my brushes the next 8 years. Seems to be THE trick to paint really great !!!

Dan said...

Very luck man indeed to have a wife paint for you :)

Excellent figures btw!

Paul of the Man Cave said...

Well they look excellent! My wife will occaisionally paint some terrain for me, but we are talking 1 building per 3 yrs or so. She does a great job, but the grovelling overheads are enormous!

Rob said...

Tell her that is some superb brush work, especially the weathering on the shields!

Grimsby Mariner said...

Very nice indeed . I couldn't get my wife to paint a figure at all.

Inkub said...

They look great. I especially like faded, worn out, battle damaged shields. Very nice.

Matt said...

Thanks chaps! My wife is delighted with your kind words.

Cheers

Matt

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Curt said...

Beautiful work all around. Do you use Army Painter for these? If so, is it 'Strong Tone' or 'Dark Tone'?

Cheers,

Curt

Paul of the Man Cave said...

Good stuff mate!!! Your wife is both very talented and a good sport :-)

Matt said...

Thanks again chaps!

No dip here. Only my Celts were dipped.

Cheers

Matt