NORSE/ VIKING WARRIOR figure (biting shield)

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by ROGAN, Jun 10, 2018.

  1. ROGAN Member

    Country:
    Ireland
    1/16 (12.5cm approx. including stand) scale resin Norse/ Viking Warrior biting shield. Based on the Lewis chessmen. Available now from www.rogans-heroes.com (€18+6 postage worldwide)

    http://rogans-heroes.com/?page_id=886

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    Figurine is coated with light grey Tamiya Fine primer.

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  2. Scotty Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    Excellent and a great price as well.
  3. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Maybe the heat here has addled my brain but why would he bite his shield. Just asking.
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  4. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Beserker Ken one of the things they were reputed to do, part of the pre battle psych up. Lovely figure
    steve
  5. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Thank you, I didn't know they did that and yes, a very nice figure
  6. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    You just can't help rubbing it in Ken ;)
    I'm not entirely sure but I think that there may have only been two named berserkers in the Sagas.
    Anyhoo what a cracking figure, the shield biting gives an interesting context and what an excellent price.
    Lots of interesting myths / facts surround the Berserkers. If you think of the Cutty Sark this means short pettycoat 'skirt' so it's not a great leap to think
    did Berserk mean he wore a Bearskin or was it Bare skin, not wearing anything. Quite a lot of Norse words remain in colloqial scots. Examples are words like good in scots it's braw in swedish it's bra. Similarly in scots trousers are breeks in old norse it was brokur.
    Cheers
    Derek
  7. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Ken!

    When I'm really angry with myself, I often get into a frenzy - like in a trance! Then I become a Berserker sometimes, too!

    But because I carry no shield with me, I have to bite elsewhere ...

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    ;)

    Sry for OT, Rogan!
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  8. ROGAN Member

    Country:
    Ireland
    Thanks for the comments folks and.....disturbing post Martin. :)
    The figurine is based on the ancient Lewis chess set which depicts figures of Norsemen biting their shields. They seem to have done this as part of some sort of ritual before combat. There are two references in the Norse sagas relating to this (apparently). One guy did it on the battlefield and someone kicked the bottom of the shield knocking all his teeth out. Then he got decapitated before he recovered.
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  9. balder PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Canada
    I like the figure. I just ordered one.
    Gerald
  10. Reptor A Fixture

    I like this, great work! Thank for the news ;) (y)
  11. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    And there I was thinking I'd had a bad day at the office!! :eek:

    Nice figure, and a GREAT price.

    - Steve
  12. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Great stuff, and a little history lesson to boot ! Cheers, chaps, I learn something new every week with you guys (y)

    Alan
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  13. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    First class sculpt - I hope they had good dentists with all that shield biting!

    Mike
  14. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    There is also the less well known Olaf the Diabetic came to a sad end due to making his shield rim out of chocolate.
    Steve
  15. poch mahone PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    Scotland
    Great figure, I have ordered one.

    regards

    Brian
  16. ROGAN Member

    Country:
    Ireland
    Thanks for the orders folks, they're either in the post or going in the post tomorrow.

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