Like all in the hobby I remain a Magpie and flit from one project to the next (not necessarily having completed the first!). And some projects will simply know no end – such is my interest in things ‘Northern’. I use the term loosely and apply it such in both historical and fantasy terms. It can include Vikings, Norse Dwarves, Dark Age Saxons or anything with a furry cloak and warm gloves for that matter.
Here are a few ‘larger-scale-than-usual’ little paint jobs I’ve completed. No coherent connection between them except for the ‘Northern’ label described above.
This must be one of my favorite minis at the moment – this is a Rackham Confrontation/Cadwallon “Mercenary Officer” miniature I bought off eBay a while back now painted up. He will probably be a Captain for a Frostgrave warband (if Slaine doesn’t stand in) or a general for my little Saga force (I do not ‘care’ that he is not ‘Frankish’).
Next up is, again an eBay purchase, Eowyn from Games Workshop’s Lord of the Rings range. She was part of a job lot and painted to a tabletop standard (far better than some of the others in the lot to be honest) so I didn’t strip her (sorry!) but repainted and touched her up (sorry again!).
Finally to finish off the trio – a real blast from the past. Please excuse the slight nostalgia tangent.
Way back in history when I was but a young teenager I lived in a far away land where buying and shipping miniatures cost a lot of money. One of my earliest ‘investments’ was a set from Citadel Miniatures. A bit of Google-fu shows them as 1984 Specialty Set 3 – The Knights of Chaos. These fellas arrived and were dutifully painted. 32 years ago. And they remained in that state until in a moment of madness last year I decided to strip them with a view to repainting them.
There are pros and cons to this action – as you can imagine an enamel paint-job by a spotty teenager isn’t going to be great – they weren’t – but nothing to be ’embarrassed’ about. To hold on to them for another 32 years (I hope!) and to be able to reflect and reminisce would have been great. But they also represented a period in my life I’ve been trying to come to terms with more recently and for cathartic reasons a re-do seemed to be in order. (Besides, I’ve quite a few other minis from the same period and earlier that retain their ‘historic’ paint jobs.)
This is the first of the set I’ve got around to painting.
Here are a few pics found online of the set in its full glory for the nostalgia-oriented of you.
This post started as a Mini Update but I appear to have waffled to the extent that that title doesn’t really fit – but as I’m only looking at 3 miniatures I’ll leave it as such. Complaints to the governor.