Monday, December 2, 2013

The Vikings of the 2nd Challenge!

Over the past two Painting Challenges I've had the pleasure of collecting a wonderful assortment of figures from talented hobbyists from all around the world. I've been asked a number of times to put up a 'rogue's gallery' to display my ill-gotten booty, and so to answer that request here is the first instalment of my past Challenge fee submissions: The Vikings from the 2nd Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge.

As you can well imagine, I'm very proud of this collection. It's quite eclectic while still having a great central theme. I decided to add a sprig or two of yellow flowers to all the bases in order to mark them as 'Challenge Vikings' within my Dark Age collection. This way, when I have them out for a game, I'll know which figures will be the real fire-eaters. :)

From AndrewS
From RayR
From FranL
From MichaelF
From JuanM
From DaveD
From MilesR
From JohnM (actually from a related contest but I include him here)
From TimB
A Viking Descendant: A Norman Milite from KentG

In a spasmodic fit of hobby-room reorganization I shamefully lost the provenance of who painted these fine fellows seen below. Actually, I believe I have a good hunch of who-painted-what, but if past Challengers can help me identify the brushwork on these lads it would be greatly appreciated!

This last photo features the whole warband with my shameless addition of 'Hrolf Heldrid', a warlord vignette that I put together during the Challenge that year. A force to be reckoned with!