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Zvezda Vikings as Rohirrim

Posted by blacksmith on 11 Sep 2021, 14:09

I decided to paint one sprue from the Zvezda Viking box as Rohirrim to match them with the Steppe Cavalry from Dark Alliance miniatures as they don't sell infantry from Rohan.

I think they turned out okay but I won't be painting the rest of the box as them because I also want to use these miniatures as actual Vikings and I like Vikings with not so dull colours.

These are all the miniatures contained in one sprue. The box includes three sprues like this one plus a little one with two commanding figures, a general and a standard.

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An unforgiving close up with hand painted shields from Rohan
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This figure with the cloak is the most similar one to those from the movie.
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Cheers
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 11 Sep 2021, 15:31

Excellen painting as always Javier!! I have always leaned towards Normans as Rohirrim but those Vikings may actually be better. I have 3 unopened boxes of Zvezda Vikings I may paint them as Rohan foot. Great idea thanks!!
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Posted by carlosfaro on 11 Sep 2021, 19:11

Great Idea, I also usted the same Vikings, along with other brands, and different saxons, goths, to have Rohan foot. some day a Helms Deep scenario Will be done ..
Javier:we keep en contact for further projects, right?
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Posted by blacksmith on 11 Sep 2021, 19:36

Carlos, I replied to your last message. Using Goths as Rohirrim is a good idea as well. ¡Nos leemos! ;-)
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Posted by blacksmith on 11 Sep 2021, 19:37

Thanks for your kind words Paul. Yes, I think Vikings looks better than Normans as Rohirrim.
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Posted by T. Dürrschmidt on 11 Sep 2021, 21:02

Very cool idea!
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Posted by Xantippos on 12 Sep 2021, 15:26

Very nice, they have a sort of mystic feeling ;) . And they would still work great as a particular Viking raiding party!
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Posted by Ben90 on 12 Sep 2021, 19:00

Good Idea and great realisation!
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Posted by OwenChpw on 13 Sep 2021, 01:34

Oh this is cool, I never thought of using the vikings kit like this, what a great idea!
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Posted by MABO on 14 Sep 2021, 07:25

Very impressive painting conversion. LotR is still a motor for innovation in our hobby!
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 14 Sep 2021, 13:18

Close ups are always unforgiving but also revealing, and I think these reveal that you have a very steady hand and that you paint beautifully. I love that they will do double duty as Vikings - my kind of economizing!!
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 14 Sep 2021, 16:33

Unforgiving closeups? Not in the least. You are a brilliant figure painter. I love the hand painted shields.

Have I ever told you about figure painting duels?
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Posted by blacksmith on 14 Sep 2021, 17:50

I've just read the painting duels rules and it looks fun but now I have a painting queue I cannot skip as I need to paint the rest of the Zvezda Vikings box and then two boxes of Orcs and one of Trolls to have a game or two with them.
For example right now, I wouldn't mind to participate in a duel to paint one figure from the Zvezda Vikings box.

BTW, thanks to all for your nice comments. I'm very happy for finding out this wonderful forum which now I visit daily to see the fantastic eye candy from other users.
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Posted by Peter on 14 Sep 2021, 19:55

Great work Javier! and a very good idea! :thumbup:
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Posted by Susofrick on 15 Sep 2021, 09:27

Can only agree with the others. It is almost that Tolkien must have had these figures in mind when he created the Rohirrim. Oh, what did you say? Zvezda didn't exist yet for many years when he wrote the books? You mean he never saw these figs??? Ooops! :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Posted by Rich W on 18 Sep 2021, 09:18

I'll repeat what everyone else has already said-great work and a nice use of the vikings!
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Posted by blacksmith on 05 Oct 2021, 17:32

I finished another sprue from the box. This time I only painted the ones with cloaks as Rohirrim and the rest as standard Vikings.

I tried black lining on the general and the standar but I'm not convinced with the result as they turned out a bit darker and it took me more time to finish them.
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Here I tried strips on the trousers and I like how they turned out.
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A picture of the new painted lot:
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Cheers,

PS: I'd like to edit my original post to add in the title that there are more painted minis to see but I cannot find a way to do it.
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Posted by Konrad on 05 Oct 2021, 17:53

Very nice vikings! :thumbup:
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Posted by Minuteman on 05 Oct 2021, 21:52

Great work on these Zvezda Vikings/Rohirrim. The shields in particular look very good indeed.
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 05 Oct 2021, 22:10

Great work Javier!!
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