Tuesday, 4 December 2012


Here are the finished Vikings for Saga I began a while ago. Actually they've been finished for a week or so, but today I finally managed to get some shots of them. As my previous photos on this blog haven't been very good (to say the least) I've been experimenting a bit and hopefully found a way to take better pictures. The only downside is now you can see all the mistakes much easier. Oh well ...

First off we have the hirdmen:

They are all from Crusader Miniatures and the shields are LBMS transfers.

Next up are the bondi:

These are all Artizan Designs models. I think maybe I should have glued the shields on a bit different for some of the miniatures, but I'm too lazy to go back and redo them.

Now all that remains is to get gaming with them.

Finally I'd like to say a big welcome to danmer. I hope you will like the blog!


  1. Wow, excellent work here again Jonas! Something I really like about your painting is the way you render chainmails, I have this feeling that you use blue ink to add depth to it? Is that correct? If not, please give me some insights!

  2. Thanks guys! I'm glad you like them.

    Ni. Tchirititch, actually I paint my chainmail using just good old fashioned drybrushing. I start with a semi-heavy drybrush of VMC Gunmetal Grey and then a lighter drybrush of VMC Natural Steel. Sometimes I do a final, very light drybrush of Citadel Mithril Silver (I have an old bottle that has lasted me almost 20 years now) especially on characters that I want to look more "shiny" and clean.

    If I have been a bit heavy-handed with the drybrushing and lost some details, I sometimes do a little redefining using one or two light washes of Badab Black (or Army Painter Dark Ink). You could also use this to accentuate folds etc, just putting the washes in the deepest recesses. Again, I only use this on (some) characters and never bother with ordinary troops.

    It's really very simple, very "quick and dirty", but let me know if you have any more questions and I'll be happy to answer them.

  3. Very nice indeed - no idea what you're talking about when you say mistakes! :-)

  4. They can indeed handle a closer look. They look great!

  5. They look great. I've always liked the Artizan Vikings.

  6. Cheers guys!

    I quite like Artizan's vikings, they're full of character.