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Verlinden Viking

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by balder, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. balder PlanetFigure Supporter

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    This is what I’m working on at the moment.

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    This is Verlinden’s 120 mm resin Viking warrior. While I was starting assembly my wife wandered into my workshop and commented that the base that came with the kit was boring. So since the figure seems inspired by an Angus McBride painting, I decided to try making a longship base.

    I unfortunately didn’t take any pictures of the base during assembly. I have a chunk of balsa in the base. I carved the figurehead and prow from basswood. The decking I am also making from basswood. The curved planking is bent from 0.8mm plywood.

    I have lots of work left to do on the base but it is turning out well. I am not sure if I want to stain it or paint it.

    Gerald
  2. Oda A Fixture

    No matter whether you paint or stain it Gerald this is a remarkable build.Very,very impressive!!!!!!!

    Oda.
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  3. lespauljames Active Member

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    Very skillfully made, looking forward to more !
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  4. franceso sbarile Well-Known Member

    Great job up to now, I think you are referring to the "Long Snake", the drakkar of King Olaf. You got a very good result, waiting for next steps!
    Congrats
    Francesco
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  5. MCPWilk A Fixture

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    Superb craftsmanship.

    Mike
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  6. phil_h A Fixture

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    Looks amazing so far. Can't wait to see more!
    Phil
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  7. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That is an outstanding base.
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  8. Mike Stevens PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That base is super cool and your modeling talent is evident!
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  9. arj A Fixture

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    Excellent craftsmanship on a superb base for this golden oldie.
    Look forward to seeing this progress.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  10. balder PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Some progress. The figure is primed. The pesky seams at the shoulder are blended in ok. I used 2 part silicone mold putty to make a texture stamp of the mail. This was pressed it into the epoxy putty at the seam and it has blended in ok.
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    The shield was way too thick. I carved out the hand and sanded down the piece to about half its thickness. I made a new handle from styrene and reattached the hand. A strip of foil, some primer, and now it’s ready to go.
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    On the ship, the deck planking is finished. I spent several hours going cross-eyed adding the clinker nails/rivets. The outer nail heads are 1 mm half pearls. The inner washer and bent over nail points are bits of styrene.
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  11. Landrotten Highlander Active Member

    finaly a Longboat stern/bow that conforms wit how the real thing was built,
    A very big congratulations for taking this build to such high levels.
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  12. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Wow, just superb.
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  13. Oda A Fixture

    I love everything about this build.Well done mate.

    Oda.
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  14. TERRYSOMME1916 Well-Known Member

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    Excellent Idea for a classic figure and what a wonderful job you are doing with this scratch build, looking forward to seeing this project completed, painted this guy over 20 years ago.
    TERRY

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  15. franceso sbarile Well-Known Member

    Fantastic work and deep knowledge of how a drakkar was build. Masterpiece !
    Francesco
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  16. balder PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks for all the comments gentlemen! I hope to post more progress this weekend.
    Gerald
  17. balder PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Terry, I hope I can paint mine up as well as yours.
    Gerald
  18. TERRYSOMME1916 Well-Known Member

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    Gerald thank you for the kind comment but I would say that if you decided just to leave yours in its black undercoated state and completed the longboat you would still be on a winner.
    TERRY
  19. balder PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I finally got some time to get back to my project. I started painting the ship. This is my progress so far.
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  20. Mookie Active Member

    Simply stunning work.The longship work is superb.Will look so good when the whole scensrio comes together.
    Richard.
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