As with most dark ages figures, the shields are the centre of attention, and these shields are bigger than most. I had a lot of blank canvas to play with and took advantage of this on some of them. Inspiration came from several sources - the Vikings TV series, photos of carved stones, and a simplified version of religious iconography on the Russ figures. I did also put more effort into the clothing, with details added to hems and collars, but did anybody actually notice that?
Here are more photos for closer inspection, and here's the original shots of the product from the manufacturer's website for comparison. For anybody looking for vikings that tend toward the more realistic end of the spectrum, I would recommend them.