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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Jomsvikings DONE!

One of the great things about Saga is painting an entire warband in just a few weeks.  Here's the warlord and his right hand killer.  And then the whole warband crowded in for a shot too.  If only my minis could take selfies, the quality of photos on my blog would surely improve!


Thanks to a touch of OCD, I usually finish one project before starting another.  Lately though, I've pitched that so I can work like the rest of you.  With the Joms done, here's what's on my table.

Old West: I've got a commission for 28 Great Escape old west figs including Desperadoes, Cowboys, Outlaws and Lawmen.  I'm looking forward to a demo game once I'm finished.  Back in the day, I spent many, many hours playing the old RPG Boot Hill so I'm really looking forward to this.
Anglo-danish:  I gave this warband a spin in Saga over the summer and won my first time out. If that's not reason enough to buy a new warband, I also enjoyed their battleboard.  If you already have a Viking warband, then Anglo-danes are an easy lift as you can port figures between the two warbands.
Dailami: Technically, they're not so much on the painting table as they are near it.  FoG has slipped off our schedules of late, dampening my motivation here.  Sorry fellows, you're on ice until I run out of things to paint.  As summer winds down, I'm happy to report my painting table is double-plus-full.

41 comments:

  1. New Blog header and a mighty fine finished warband there Monty!!

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    1. Thanks Andrew! I liked your header so well I had to copy. ;-)

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  2. great looking Warband, goinga big SAGA mad myself as you know
    Peace James

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    1. Thanks James! I can't wait to finish them so I can take them to a tabletop and win once in awhile.

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  3. Excellent addition to your growing Viking warband. Best, Dean

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  4. These look fabulous Monty and my what a diverse painting table you have - looking forward to those cowboys!

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    1. Thanks Michael! Old West is a new era for me. I JUMPED at the chance to paint up something new. I've found that working in all earth colors is trickier than I reckoned!

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  5. Hi Monty,

    Well done! what a great band ( tough I'm not in hurry to have them knocking at the door of my Happy house;-) ) ! they are really beautiful! ready to write some new glorious pages on the Jomsviking Saga !
    finishing a project is always a good point, alas an impossible task for me ;-)
    Monty, your painting desk is like the place of Charlie Chaplin in Modern Times;-)

    Cheers

    gilles "the unfinished Working class hero ;-) "

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    1. Thanks Gillies! I was reading the Joms Saga last week. I love the story of how witches helped do the poor Joms in at their final battle. Poor lads!

      I should ask, what are you working on these days?

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  6. Stunning work !!!

    Like Jarl Sigisvaldi the best especialy his swedish blue and yellow baggy pants:9

    Best regards Michael

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    1. Thanks Michael! Bald heads are a bit of a challenge still but I was happy with the end results on Jarl. He does look like a stone cold killer.

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  7. Maybe YOU can paint a whole warband in a couple of weeks. The rest of us mortals just plug along as best we can.

    FMB

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    1. LOL! For a mere mortal, you're killing it at the painting table. Plus, you have endless gaming opportunities. I'd like to put my brush down and get more gaming in. Like maybe Blood Bowl!

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  8. Great looking figures, maybe one day I'll get round to painting my own Jomsvikings!

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Ross! Well, you're knee deep in a fascinating Sassanid project. When you get there, you'll find Joms easy to paint by comparison.

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  9. Two outstanding character figures! They look marvelous.

    Juggling multiple projects...now that is the spice of life.

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    1. Jonathan, it is the spice of life! Years and years ago when my son was young and painted with me, we had 3 Warhammer armies under way at once and it overwhelmed us. From that point forward, I became a one project at a time guy. This feels just about right. Not too much, but not just one thing.

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  10. Absolutely top shelf stuff sir. And welcome to the dark side regards multiple projects. ;-)

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    1. Millsy, I'm digging the dark side. It's much more fun than working like an accountant with FIFO.

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  11. They look so fierce and strong! Splendid poses and paint job, I would have been afraid to stand in front of the mountains of muscles!
    Great work!
    Phil.

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    1. Thanks Phil! Wielding a weapon in each hand had to be tricky but based on martial arts films, it's very doable. ;-)

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  12. Great stuff Monty – the Joms look excellent!

    Looking forward to seeing the finished Old West stuff as well as the Anglo-Danish.

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    1. Thanks Jonas! I'm looking forward to the change. And then a new warband.

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  13. Great work on the Jomse! Realy like their colourfull appearance.

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    1. Thanks Moiterei! I am addicted to color. That's why the Old West and the earth tone palette is so tough for me. Must...resist...bright colors in the Old West!

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  14. Great work! I've got a number of these minis that I have to finish up, if I ever get the time! Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Greg! It's good to always have a stash of lead, or mountain if the stash keeps growing. It'll be there waiting when you're ready. :-)

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  15. What a beautiful shade of green for the warlord's cloak. I really love your bases too... Nice work Monty!

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  16. Lovely looking Joms you have there and your header looks great too! I wish I could paint a whole warband in a couple weeks!! BTW I have OCD as well which forces me to do many irritating things , but sadly not it would seem in keeping me focused on one project at a time!Arggggg!!

    Christopher

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    1. Lol on OCD, brother. I wonder how many of us are afflicted with it? It's the perfect devil to keep you at something long after you should've given it up or called it finished.

      I like the variety of project you've got going so THAT is a good thing!

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  17. Those turned out beautifully. Congratulations on the commission! Your work has gotten so good, I expect you will get many more.

    Your blog didn't update on my blogroll yesterday. Neither did Fran's and I got to him really late as well.

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    1. Thanks Anne! It is a blessing to be able to paint for profit, and then paint for yourself as well.

      No worries! These blogs are always pulling some stunt or another.

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  18. Absolutely top-notch stuff, Monty, lovely work.

    And quick as well! I paint in geological time, so I stand in awe of those who can keep their momentum on a project.

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    1. Thanks Ev! A full plate or slow momentum merely reflects that you have many fun things (distractions from painting) in your life. Cheers to that!

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  19. Top job. An excellent looking Warband.
    Cheers. This Meads for you.

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    1. Thanks Kiwi, and I'm going to steal that line. Good one!

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  20. Some great looking figures there Monty!!! Love the new banner header as well!

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    1. Thanks Ray! It only took me 2 hears to spice things up with a banner. Who knows what I'll do next?

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