Tuesday, 8 February 2011

A change is as good as a rest

Just a few pics of some alternative bases that are on the painting table at present.

Firstly, some Vikings from the Odalsbondi base for the Basic Impetus army:

The figure to the left of the top picture is still being worked on as are another 2 to complete the base. The figures are from Gripping Beasts Varangian Guard and Heroes of the Viking Age ranges with the centre figure being Harald Hardradda. The shield design is a transfer from Little Big Men and the runes to the right are hand painted.

The figures with the others from the same base; which includes Gripping Beast Jomsvikings, Rus and a giant figure from Foundry to the left of Hardradda.

The next pics are of a project that has materialised out of reading David Gemmell's triology on Troy. The Trojan War along with Greek Mythology and the Wars of the Greeks have been an interest since childhood. To be honest they really are the root cause for painting and gaming. After reading the Gemmell books' the idea of creating an Impetus army came to mind and after looking at the figures and working out that it was possible a base was started. 

The figures have been languishing in the lead mountain for some time so this will bring them out and give them a use. The base below includes a victorious Hector and each of the other bases will also include a hero from the Homer's classic. This is one of the great things about the Redoubt Miniatures range; each of the main heroes are there for both sides. 

Obviously, this base is only in the planning stages at present but the painting of the army is eagerly anticipated for two reasons. Firstly the subject is a firm favourite and secondly; the primary colour of the army will most certainly not be red. Anyway enough rambling here are the pics: 

That's all for now as its back to work and Spartans for the next while.


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