Thursday, October 11, 2007

Viking Project Update: The models are assembled

So there they are! They are all assembled an put on bases (except the archers that you see in the front). As of today, I've even primed a unit and am in the process of painting the first rank. Hot dog! I thought this would never come. I've admittedly been slow at it.... my gaming interest having waned somewhat over the last few months. But I'm back at it now.

I like painting the figures more than modeling them. The biggest hang-up for me was doing all those spears. Long term, it's the right thing to do. The few lead based spears I have are already being bent. But the short term elbow grease to do all those guys just sucked. Well, it's done now.

I've wimped out on the movement trays and ordered some custom made jobs. Why make this harder on myself than it has to be? Hopefully they'll be here soon and I can get these Vikings off my table. I'm eager to get them done. I want to get to a place where I'm painting just for the pleasure of painting figures and not to build an army!

Well, that's all for now. My neck -- which was truly diagnosed as whiplash -- is better. I don't know what I did to hurt it. But I'm recovered for the most part and can spend some hours hunched over figures. I'll post up when I get some painting results to show.