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Completed "Tales Of The North" Viking

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Babelfish, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Finished my "Tales Of The North" Viking from CastleMiniatures at the weekend, so here he is. Done in oils over acrylics. For those who may not be familiar with this figure, he's 75mm resin.

    A lovely piece from Mr. Sebryakov and I really enjoyed painting him. For the groundwork I used the base that comes with the figure, which I expanded with plaster & fine railway ballast (for texture), a few suitable small stones from the garden, topped off with dried roots, a bit of "forest in a pot" scatter and a few Treemendus leaves.

    Comments & constructive critique welcome.

    [IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG][IMG]

    - Steve
  2. jcichon Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very good! I love the groundwork other than the skull. Just seems to big for the figure but thats just my taste. Otherwise really good work!
  3. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Beautiful work! I just wish this figure had been closer to a real Viking....it is so cool and you have done a wonderful job.
  4. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Hi Steve, cracking piece of work mate! are you coming to Leeds on Dec 10th?
    White Rose Xmas do............

    Keith
  5. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks for the feedback chaps. Keith - yes I'll be there mon ami.

    Regarding the skull, I think this figure has a sort of "Norse myths" thing going on and so has one foot firmly in the "fantasy" camp. Obviously such things are personal preference and initially I wasn't sure about the skull myself - I briefly considered plastering over it and turning it into a large boulder. But I decided to go with it and in the end was fairly happy with how he turned out.

    In any event it's such a beautifully scuplted figure it's almost a shame not to paint it!

    - Steve
  6. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Great work over all, like tones and ground work. If you allow me some advice, I would put a darker background behind the figure to take the photo.
    Cheers.

    http://www.mininet.tv/egminiatures.html
    Steve Riley likes this.
  7. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Eduardo. That is good advice, I realise that my photography isn't the best and am always looking to improve!

    - Steve
  8. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I think this figure really suits earthy tones, and you've achieved that look really well. Look forwards to seeing it at leeds.
    Carl.
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    phenomenal work.

    marc
  10. sancho7 Active Member

    Country:
    France
    Excellent work. (y)(y)(y)
  11. debrito A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I have been fight with myself trying to not buying this fig, but more and more I see this beauty weakest I become... I am losing the battle..o_O
    Great figure & great painting job, special on the cape and leathers..(y)
  12. Ulrich A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Great version of that Figure. The groundwork is beautiful. Have you made the skull yourself? And like Rodrigo I will loose my fight and must buy that figure too

    Ulrich
  13. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    @ Rodrigo: Buy it - you won't regret it!

    @ Ulrich: The figure comes with a base and the skull is cast as part of the base.

    Thanks for the kind words, guys.
  14. pipetrepid Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    steve, he looks great!!!
  15. marco55 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Where can this figure be purchased?
    Mark
  16. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Go Ahead do it Rod !! you will love it ,its a cracker two piece kit.

    Ron
  17. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice Steve.
    Are you gonna make Euro

    Ron
  18. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cheers Ron. Yes I'll be there and am already chomping at the bit!

    See you next weekend.

    - Steve
  19. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The figure is by a company called "Castle Miniature". Go here and scroll to the bottom of the page for a list of their distributors.

    http://castleminiature.blogspot.co.uk/

    - Steve
  20. Don Well-Known Member

    This is a superb figure, it has so many small areas almost like tiny diaramas. Seen two versions recently and they are wonderful in the way they turned out so differently and each one a masterpiece.
    Love what you have done with it Steve. Brilliant.

    Don

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