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  • #174383
    Avatar photoUsagitsuki
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    The start of a 6mm project for the Viking Age. The distant goal for the project is going to be Brunanburh, but the short term objective is to put together a 9-10th century Viking force and a matching Saxon one. I wanted to have a ‘shieldwall’ with a decent mass effect, which is obviously more achievable in 6mm.

    Bases are 40mm square with 5-6 ranks of men. I think eventually I’ll add some other bases at the back with stragglers showing the whole formation tailing off and making it look a bit more irregular.

    This project is likely to take a fair bit of time given the number of figures involved, but here are the first 10 bases. All Baccus figures:

     

    #174384
    Avatar photoSteelonsand
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    Holy Heck – you’re a painting machine ! – don’t know where you find the time – some lovely looking shields there – would be nice to see a Svinfylking too:

    https://bavipower.com/blogs/bavipower-viking-blog/viking-war-tactics-svinfylking-the-boar-formation

     

    #174385
    Avatar photoian pillay
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    Wow that is very impressive! Now that looks like a Viking army…. Not like a saga army….

    steelonsand – that’s a great link!

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    #174390
    Avatar photoGuy Farrish
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    Depending whose numbers you believe that could be The Great Heathen Army at 1:1 right there!

    Lovely. (the models, not the Great Heathen Army).

    #174393
    Avatar photoDarkest Star Games
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    Great looking mob you have there.  You are indeed a painting machine!

    Now you just need to base a couple individually to use for skirmishes…. 😀

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #174399
    Avatar photoUsagitsuki
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    There’s 500 figures there. Doing some rough calculations, ultimately Brunanburh should need about 2,000 a side, so probably getting close to actual Viking Age army sizes.

     

    #174400
    Avatar photoMike Headden
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    Lovely looking figures. Very neatly shows off the effectiveness of a mass of 6mm figures.

    There are 100 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who can work from incomplete data

    #174438

    This looks great, and I think what is the most important thing is that the array looks proportionally right to me. Thin and long.

    "Do you not know, my son, with how little wisdom the world is governed?"

    Axel Oxenstierna

    #176965
    Avatar photo6Mil Phil
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    Very nicely done. Reminds me of this scene from Vikings, 😉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9QwcOwhbGM

    #177662
    Avatar photoUsagitsuki
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    Village base. 10cm square. Leven buildings, Perfect Six extra bits

    #177886
    Avatar photoUsagitsuki
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    And 2 more village bases.

    #177888
    Avatar photoMike
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    Very nice. Though for a minute I thought “that’s not very Japanese…”

     

    I reckon a few more posts until I adjust..  🙂

    #177892
    Avatar photoUsagitsuki
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    The Japanese village does have a very similar washing line.

    #177923
    Avatar photoUsagitsuki
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    Saxon shieldwall to match the Viking one

    And the two shieldwalls together. About 500 figures per side on a 40cm frontage.

    #177927
    Avatar photo6Mil Phil
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    Lovely, as I’ve said elsewhere.

    If you get any more Anglo Saxon buildings, would you consider getting some from 2d6 Wargaming?

    I made them, but I’m not trying to hard-sell you, just I’d really like to see some painted up well. 😉

    #177933
    Avatar photoDarkest Star Games
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    Amazing work!  That is a lot of dudes to paint, and the effect is stunning.

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #177948
    Avatar photoMike
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    Amazing work!  That is a lot of dudes to paint, and the effect is stunning

    For sure.

    #177953
    Avatar photoUsagitsuki
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    I’ve just ordered a load of buildings from Leven unfortunately. Which will probably be enough to do all the bases I need. I keep meaning to get some of the remodelled Mura miniatures Japanese buildings, but I also realise that I don’t actually need any…..

    #177957
    Avatar photoMike
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    In what way re-modelled?

     

    #177960
    Avatar photohammurabi70
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    Impressive; made a choice of rules?

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    #177964
    Avatar photo6Mil Phil
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    I’ve just ordered a load of buildings from Leven unfortunately. Which will probably be enough to do all the bases I need. I keep meaning to get some of the remodelled Mura miniatures Japanese buildings, but I also realise that I don’t actually need any…

    I live in hope eternal. 🙂

    In what way re-modelled?

    I worked on these for 2d6. A lot of the masters needed repair, so microscopic changes there, but despite being great models they weren’t highly suitable for casting. Some were hollow and were filled with rubber, so they were made solid, and many had problematic overhangs, so those were tidied. All minor and barely noticeable on the finished cast, but now they’re bubble free and easier to cast. The Swedish (?) fella who made these must have a hell of a time casting the originals.

    #177985
    Avatar photoUsagitsuki
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    Impressive; made a choice of rules?

    No, not yet. I’ll probably start to try some out when I’ve got some more figures done.

    #178623
    Avatar photoUsagitsuki
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    Some more village bases done.

    #178625
    Avatar photoMike
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    Very nice. Especially like the forge area.

    #178626
    Avatar photoian pillay
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    That looks amazing. The details are fantastic.

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    #178628
    Avatar photoUsagitsuki
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    Thanks. There’s a lot more stuff around these days for 6mm to add detail to bases. Perfect Six have a load of useful things.

     

    #178629
    Avatar photo6Mil Phil
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    Brill, as usual. Perfect 6 have some great pieces.

    #179722
    Avatar photoUsagitsuki
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    Bit more added to the shieldwall

    #179724
    Avatar photoMike
    Keymaster

    Holy Carp. How many is that?

    #179727
    Avatar photomark leslie
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    Holy Carp. How many is that?

    How many Heroes in Valhalla?

    Fossilizing nicely.

    #179732
    Avatar photoUsagitsuki
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    There’s about 1,500 figures in total there. Also finished the village bases.

    #179738
    Avatar photoDarkest Star Games
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    Really fantastic.  Still the best static grass installer I’ve ever seen.

    So, is that just one faction’s shieldwall, or is that to be divided in half for 2 sides?  That’s a heck of a lot of dude, you’ve got way more dedication in that one line than just about anyone else has had for the last 5 years!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #179745
    Avatar photoUsagitsuki
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    Thanks. This is two sides, Viking and Saxon, 750-ish figures each. I want to ultimately do Brunanburh, with a goal of 2,000 figures a side. But that’ll involve a lot of repetitive painting now, so I’m not sure when it will get to that stage.

    I’d been under the misapprehension that all 9v static grass machines were the same, but actually the one I was using seems to have been more powerful than the Flockbox I kept recommending to people. I’ve now got an RTS Greenkeeper 35kv, which is an absolute beast. It’ll do grass up to 10mm, though is rather pricey. 10mm grass with 28mm figure:

    #179749
    Avatar photoMike
    Keymaster

    OUTSTANDING.

    Makes me yearn for my 6mm days.

    #179785
    Avatar photoDarkest Star Games
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    2,000 is a heck of a lot of figure to paint, even if you’ve already knocked out 75% of them!

    I may have to get the same model you use.  I have 2 “highly reviewed” applicators and both give fairish results.  I would LOVE to be able to do 10mm grass like yours!

    "I saw this in a cartoon once, but I'm pretty sure I can do it..."

    #179808
    Avatar photoThomaston
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    4000 minis painted in variety of colors and shield designs is crazy to me. I envy you.

    Tired is enough.

    #179814
    Avatar photoUsagitsuki
    Participant

    Oh, don’t get envious yet, there’s a load more still to be done. The figures are basically painted in batches of similar colours, then mixed up at the basing stage.

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