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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Jomsvikings, pt. 2

I'm a bit rushed this week as we get ready for the Big Move.  No, I'm not moving, sadly.  My son is soon off to the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and there is much to be done before we load up the minivan to drop him off.  My wife is taking it quite hard.  All of a sudden, I am too.  I was cleaning the minivan for the long drive when it really hit me. When I think of all of the fantastic opportunities that await him, I feel much better.  I'll concentrate on that.

I was telling Grant that back in my day, I lived in the cheapest dorm on campus and we had one payphone for the whole wing.  Thank goodness for Skype and FaceTime!

So, back to the Joms.  These hearthguard are Gripping Beast. Once again, they're great figures to paint and the Joms may be my favorite GB models ever!

For those readers who are playing Saga and thinking about a Joms warband, here's a link to 4 pages of discussion on tactics for running Jomsvinkings. Enjoy!

40 comments:

  1. Monty, excellent work as usual - you're certainly forging ahead with these guys!

    Looking forward to seeing the finished warband.

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    1. Thanks Ev! We need more variety in our local Saga diet. Hopefully, I won't choke on these when I have to fight them!

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    1. Thanks Michael, and your battleboard has me dreaming of one day upgrading form a gaming mat. Lovely work!

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  3. Looking very good. I love your vibrant colors.

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    1. Thanks Scott. I did leave the Dark Ages palette behind on these fellows. I figured if anyone could bring the color, it'd be well paid mercenaries!

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  4. Very nice! And best of luck to your son...

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  5. great work love the contrast you get in the colors

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  6. Wonderful painting on these Monty!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher, and you may not realize it but with each of your posts lately, the siren song of ACW gets louder and louder!

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  7. Very nice work, Monty - don't answer the door when two-handed axe-men come a knockin' Best, Dean

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    1. LOL and thanks Dean! I was at the GW shop eyeing their armies last night, thanks to you. It is so hard to focus!

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  8. Solid as always Monty. The bright colours just pop out. Regarding your son, hold fast. This kind of stuff is never easy, but it seems to come upon us anyways.

    FMB

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    1. Hey Marcus, thanks! I'm not an emotional guy but it's kicking me a bit. I can remember the days when he was just a cub! ;-)

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  9. Excellent Hearthguard Monty!

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  10. Colorful group. Your treatment of the axes (both handle and blade) is very sharp. Ouch.

    As for your son's departure, seems like stretching or severing the tether is often harder on the mom. Remember how exciting the new adventure was for you when you were off on your own for the first time.

    Good luck to all three of you!



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    1. Thanks Jonathan, and it's true, being out on my own for the first time of my life was a highlight of my life. I'm sure it'll be the same for my son!

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  11. Nice work,again, Monty! We've just started the series "Vikings" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2306299/) here in Australia, so I'm quite partial to your current project!

    As to you and your wife's struggle with letting go, it sounds very hard. I'm sure not looking forward to it, though knowing us, the kids will not move out til they're 30! :-D

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    1. Rosbif! I bought the whole series just recently and I can't wait to watch it with my daughter and wife. And LOL on the flip side of the same coin!

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  12. Great (and fierce!) looking axemen. I really like how you've painted the wooden parts.

    As for your son leaving ... My son just turned 2, so I have a while yet before I'm in the same seat. But when that day comes, I know it will be a tough one. Still, it's all part of life I guess!

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    1. Thanks Jonas! I may buy the Foundry spear colors triad as I do love that set.

      2 is a great age. It's a great ride and I'm sure you'll treasure almost every minute!

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  13. Greate paint work!!!

    Mot easy to let the kids go, fortunate i have some years left ...

    Best regards Michael

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    1. Thanks Michael! Your scratch building of terrain is inspirational!

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  14. Excellent looking minis, holding an axe is always impressive, your ennemies will tremble my friend!

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    1. Thanks Phil! Your Caen AAR this AM is just tops. No-one does it better than you!

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  15. Great looking figures and thanks for the link to the tactics on Jomsvikings.

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Thanks Ross! Readers have so many different interests. I'm glad it was helpful!

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  16. Beautiful work as usual my friend and they eventually leave the nest but grow because of it, good luck to him!

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    1. Thanks Fran! You are correct, if he didn't leave, well, that would present a different set of issues.

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  17. Hi Monty,

    good work as usual! they are terrific opponents to anyone who is enough silly to unleash their wrath! ;-)
    you must be proud of your talented son my friend! letting him fly out of the family nest is of course difficult but think of all the things he will learn on his passion and it 's also a reward for the work he done for it;
    I wish to him all the best;
    perhaps he will have the principal Powers for Principal as in Sky high;-)

    have a good trip with your family in minivan, please think positive and keep the eye of tiger;-)

    the bell has not rang, get up and turn back fighting mate!;-)

    Cheers

    Gilles

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    1. Mickey! After you cut me, I'm going back in the ring! ADRIAN!!!

      I appreciate all of your good wishes and good humor, Gilles! If my son can go off to study at college, why can't I travel to Paris to study painting? Take care, sir!

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  18. Nice work Monty you are definitely getting the bold colour usage right. Have a safe journey and remember the only way we grow is by spreading our wing and making new directions in life.

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