Friday, March 18, 2011

Vikings for Basic Impetus

Drum roll please....

Here are the first two units of my Viking army for Basic Impetus. Why the drum roll? Well, these are also the first 28mm figures I've completed. I feel obscurely guilty about neglecting my little 1/72 friends, but I'll get back to them soon.

Figures are from Wargames Factory. This is also the first time I've used the tufts on the bases, and I like the effect.

Figures are block painted, then have Army Painter strong shade applied by brush before being finished off with some highlighting. I want to work on the highlighting - not happy with it yet. I keep trying to drybrush on lighter shades, but the figures I see that look the best seem to add much bolder lines or blocks of colour.

Shields are all handpainted, with designs from various sources but particularly inspired by Neldoreth's Hour of Wolves and Shattered Shields site He is a truly brilliant painter. The banner is a paper one from Gripping Beast.

One of the things I like about Impetus is the larger base size, so I have tried to make use of it here with a little vignette featuring an overzealous Saxon about to meet his maker.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Don't feel guilty for doing 28mm man, they look wonderful. The hand painted shields are excellent.

  2. Fantastic looking shield wall! I like the slightly chaotic (i.e. realistic) look to the figure set up and basing looks great as well.

    Those little 1/72 chaps don't stand a chance against these big fellas.

  3. Brilliant job on the shields, as always. Lovely work.


  4. Cracking job mate.I will forgive the "28mm" we all stray once in a while.You might have even tempted me off 1/72 with those figures.

    Cheers Rich.

  5. we should roll dice and see how well they die.

  6. These look brilliant Alanus! I, too, am an Army Painter 'buff' and find lightly dry-brushing with parchment white or pale grey regardless of colour does the trick (for me anyway) but I suppose it's down to personal preference.
    Good stuff though!

  7. Wonderfull painted figures Alan!
    Now you're also on the dark side :-D (that's what Rich told me ;-) )

  8. А кто это делает?Фигурки чьи?Звезда или Стрелец?

  9. An excellent and inspiring bit of painting and composition there! Also, thanks for the kind words!



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