Now where was I before being so rudely interrupted by dumb real-life problems?
Oh yes, painting miniatures for the Dark Ages. The stuff that REALLY matters.
76 / 100
In the continuing journey of painting 100 dark age type miniatures before painting anything else just to see how long it takes me; I cross the 3 quarters marker with 76 painted miniatures today. Hooray for 3/4s complete!
While there is no real deadline; I don't want it to take all year just because it'd be really depressing if it took a year just to paint 100 miniatures. Especially because I don't paint all that well and more especially because I am actually trying to have NOT take a year....
The year is 50% over and I am 75% done; so I have +25% happiness from a baseline of being sad.
|The mighty 10 this time around comprise of 4 random Viking hirdmen,|
probably with generic Viking names like Erik and Sweyn,
and two command stands with 3 miniatures each (that adds up to10 right?)
|Here is the Anglo Saxon Command stand.|
I'm pretty sure the leader figure is Gripping Beast's 'Alfred the Great.'
I'm not sure because I just had it in a ziplock bag. But I know he's a leader
because he's pointing his sword in the air.
|Here is the Viking stand.|
He defies convention and has his sword pointed down! What a rebel!
He also has a strange Pagan power....
His hair is blowing to the left while the banner is flying to the right...
Aside comment: Thanks Ray!
Speaking of banners: the banner for the Viking command stand is from the Blog 'Don't Roll a 1' written by Ray. Turns out I didn't have a suitable raven/viking banner so did an online image search and the blog popped up. I thought "hey, I know that guy!" (well kinda, I read his blog and comment once in awhile).
Thanks Ray, appreciate the resource.
No close ups of the 4 generic Viking hirdmen because who gives a damn. No-body.
So instead, the new 4 new Vikings go onto a Big Battle Base (movement tray) that had 4 empty spots and the whole things gets lead by it's new hair flying leader into the storage tub.
|To the Storage tub! For adventure and plunder!|
off to storage we go."
24 more miniatures to go before the magical number of 100. 24 is nice because it divides so easily down the middle into 2 batches of 12 miniatures. The next 12 are already up and waiting for their turn through the agonizing painting process.
|What's it gonna be, more Vikings?!?!|
Pics of unpainted miniatures are super exciting!!!!
I'm gonna use MORE exclamation marks!!!!!!
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Party On Dudes!
Till next time.
Thanks for reading.
Double thanks for writing a comment.