Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Red Box Games Njorn Hirdmen

It's been a little while since my last post but I wanted to wait until I'd finished this set of models completely before posting anything. As the title says it's more RBG stuff and long time followers and those with a good memory may notice that these are part of an ongoing commission. I've lost track of how many Njorn/Norse types I've painted as part of this job but even with these there are more still to come!

Anyway, onto the models which personally I don't think are RBGs best. They're multi-part models so come with separate heads and weapon hands. There are five different bodies and heads. I was initially a bit surprised at how flat the bodies were. I've kind of seen a bit of that in other models from RBG but these are very two dimensional looking. Once painted though it wasn't quite so obvious so that's good. I found the heads to be a poor fit on the bodies as well with some only really fitting anywhere close to comfortably on certain bodies. That kind of defeats the purpose of having separate heads. A couple needed trimming down before fitting them as well as they looked like they had a couple of extra vertebrae. All needed gap filling. I'm sure the short spears have a real world equivalent but I find them a little odd being so used to seeing models with longer weapons.

Griping aside, here are the models.





Like I say, I have more to do. There are another ten of these but with hand weapons instead and then some better quality characters. I'll have a bit of a change and do some other bits first though as the limited range of colours used on them can get a little dull after a few models.

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  1. I still think that Tre is the best sculptor going, but his proportions have always been off in certain circumstances, some more than others. Especially his fondness for the tiny heads!

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    1. Yeah these chaps have teeny weeny heads and faces. Trying to paint the eyes is a tough job.

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  2. Completed agree - although I love his sculpts, they are sometimes almost two - dimensional. Beautiful paint job - as always!

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    1. I did wonder whether these models might have been somewhat hurriedly sculpted. Were they a Kickstarter project? I know Tre's had problems with projects in the past.

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  3. Very nice painting as usual but those guys do indeed have very small heads!

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    1. It's getting harder and harder to paint RBG faces.

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  4. What a beautiful group, they look great and motivated!

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  5. those guys do indeed have very small heads!

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