Saturday, 2 August 2014

Drabant Miniatures Vikings painted

The first batch of Drabant Miniatures vikings painted and ready for battle. Regular readers will remember that I have struggled to find decent quality vikings for my collection, but I am happy with these.

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.





4 comments:

Red Dog said...

Amazing work! The attention to detail is incredible, really inspirational stuff. Cheers, Paul :-)

Rodger said...

These guys are wonderful. Very very nice work!

Stuart Bannister said...

Your shield designs and the quality of the painting is excellent. It's great to see miniatures where some obvious research has happened in advance.

Goldmunds Welt said...

Very nice paintjob!

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