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Armorguy's Viking Warrior, 9th Century.

Posted by armorguy on 24 May 2015, 11:23

Hello guys, please allow me to introduce myself before I start my topic.

I'm a Belgian and I live in Antwerp, I used to build WWII tanks but recently I started painting my first bust and I simply got addicted. I like the medieval era because of the colorful figures and busts, it's completely different to WWII related subjects.

MJ Miniatures Viking Warrior, 9th Century in 1/12th scale is a cool bust to paint, the pose is nothing but striking.
Its well molded resin parts make it a great project, simple and hopefully effective too after my painting job, I'll leave that up to you to decide fellas.

I like oil paint to work with, most of the time unthinned and wet in wet.

The parts of the box :

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The hand needs drilling to glue in the spear :

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The parts ready to be painted :

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The parts loosely put together for fun :

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I use Humbrol enamels for base coloring and I prefer to start with the eyes and head :

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The helmet was given quite a bit of battle damage and Humbrol enamels were applied :

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I used metals from dark gun metal up to a tadd of chrome.

Making pics regularly helps to reveal flaws I think.

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The shield is a nice addition to the figure and I will complete it with a couple of arrows.

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Thanks for your time my friends, best regards ! AG.
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Posted by Kekso on 24 May 2015, 11:27

Hi armorguy! Welcome to the forum... cool work, I will wait to see it finished with pleasure :thumbup:
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Posted by santifernandez on 24 May 2015, 14:15

Great paint.....and great bust.
welcome to the forum.
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Posted by Peter on 25 May 2015, 19:02

Welcome armorguy! :thumbup:

Great start on this forum! Looking forward to the next steps! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by armorguy on 26 May 2015, 19:36

Thank you fellas, I feel very welcome, I like it here.

My aim is to share and learn all about painting figures and it seems I'm in good company ! ;-)
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Posted by Peter on 26 May 2015, 19:47

armorguy wrote:Thank you fellas, I feel very welcome, I like it here.

My aim is to share and learn all about painting figures and it seems I'm in good company ! ;-)

Oh, he said I'm good company! I took a copy for my memoires! :mrgreen:
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Posted by armorguy on 26 May 2015, 19:53

Peter wrote:Oh, he said I'm good company! I took a copy for my memoires! :mrgreen:


:-D

I hope to continue this Viking tomorrow and post an update of the cloak he's wearing.

Best regards ! AG.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 26 May 2015, 23:37

A Big Warm Welcome again from me AG. Nice Introduction by the way.Very interesting type review too.
The sound of Arrows hitting the shield sounds good too. I look forward to seeing your medieval finish. BB
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Posted by Ochoin on 26 May 2015, 23:54

I look forward to seeing more skilled work from you.

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Posted by armorguy on 23 Aug 2015, 10:45

Hi again friends, I'm very sorry for responding this late.
Health problems were the reason for my absence but now I'm doing fine.
I have to deal with tinnitus.

Anyway, time for Mr. Viking, not finished by far but I found my mojo back...
This is how he looks so far, the hands, leather belts, axe...need more oils for a good result.

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Ochoin, I'm afraid I'm not that skilled compared to the work I see on the figure forums, but I'm very motivated to improve.

Beano Boy, thanks, the series "Vikings" is a source of inspiration for this project, the arrows in the shield will give it a nice touch I hope.

Best regards ! AG
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Posted by armorguy on 23 Aug 2015, 19:38

The shield was weathered a bit but it isn't finished yet, I hope you like it so far.

I used oil washes, heavily thinned.

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Posted by Peter on 24 Aug 2015, 11:16

Looks fantastic so far (your skills are more as ok! ;-) ) The shield looks real! :thumbup:
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Posted by armorguy on 26 Aug 2015, 18:08

Thank you Peter !

This is how I try to create metal effects, with Humbrol enamel paints and oil washes.

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The first (dark) layer was brushed on, the two following metals (medium and light) were drybrushed on.

Once dry I applied two washes.

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Posted by armorguy on 26 Aug 2015, 22:09

With the unfinished spear in his hand, tomorrow I wil add detail and more color to Mr. Ikea !

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Posted by Peter on 27 Aug 2015, 15:22

Did you know that on this forum Mr Ikea is Mr Benno himself! :mrgreen:
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Posted by armorguy on 27 Aug 2015, 16:03

Peter wrote:Did you know that on this forum Mr Ikea is Mr Benno himself! :mrgreen:

No I didn't...
LOL :lol:

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Today I oil painted the leather belts but they're not finished yet.
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Posted by Peter on 27 Aug 2015, 16:56

:lol:

Looks great so far! :thumbup:
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Posted by Kekso on 27 Aug 2015, 18:56

Very inspirational. It makes me want to start painting something in larger scale... but I have so many stuff to finish in 1/72 :cry:
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Posted by Benno on 27 Aug 2015, 22:48

Kekso wrote:Very inspirational. It makes me want to start painting something in larger scale... but I have so many stuff to finish in 1/72 :cry:

And 6mm. :tongue: :mrgreen:
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Posted by Kekso on 28 Aug 2015, 09:31

Benno wrote:And 6mm. :tongue: :mrgreen:


True :oops:
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