Incredible as it seems another Christmas is over and I hope each and every one of you had an enjoyable time. More on the subject in a future Musings post perhaps but for now it’s time to focus on the New Year. Before that though my last post for 2018!
I hadn’t intended to post this Saturday, mainly because the Christmas festivities left little time to prepare anything but then I discovered that I had drafted a post which I never published. Not entirely sure how that came about as I’m generally well organised but clearly not on this occasion. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that the model remains neglected. I lost my way with this one sometime ago for what I am sure we’re good reasons at the time but blowed if I can think what they were now. Let’s put it down to age.
The down side of this post though is I now have to finish the diorama and with so many other things on the go I’m not really sure I want to. That said it will make for a good start to the year if I can install some discipline and finish off various projects before I get carried away with all the new things I have planned.
So, without further ado let’s move on.
The aim of this little diorama is to depict the beginning of the Viking age and the attack on Lindisfarne and its Priory in the year 793.
The figures were purchased from V and V Miniatures, either a Russian or a Polish company if I remember correctly, and one I hadn’t used before. The quality of the resin figures is very good but the simple truth is I really do not like resin figures that much (I’ll explain why at some point in the future), I’m a white metal guy at heart. Nevertheless I will keep an eye on their interesting range which at present is not huge but hopefully will grow.
The base when I get round to it will be a simple affair but for now all I have to show are images of the four painted figures. A little more work needs to be done but otherwise they are almost complete.
Progress photos below.