Valkyrie

Valkyrie

Postby Ragnar » 04 Jun 2009

Talk about a speed build, based, undercoated and painted tonight...

A Shadowforge Valkyrie.

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Re: Valkyrie

Postby Richard B. » 04 Jun 2009

Lovely painting mate, a real good job with the chainmail. :thumbsup:

But, I always assumed Valkyrie were sword armed though.......

"They flew through the skys battle-swords singing" as the saga goes......... I`m sure Johan will correct me :blush:
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Re: Valkyrie

Postby Michi » 04 Jun 2009

Most sagas tell about "Schild, Speer, Helm und Brünne" (shield, spear, helmet and harness). Swords might be as imaginable as axes or mazes for fighting women of those days, although valkyries were no fighters, but escorts for the fallen on their way to walhalla. Well, the term valkyrie is used for fighting and furious women in general nowadays, the more if these are of northern origin. :ugeek: But the story isn´t that complicated at all, the range is simply called valkyries by Shadowforge... ;) Matt had entered them as female vikings in the surprise group built if I remember correctly.
Nice entry, Rags! One is better than none and she´s done in time! :clapping:
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Re: Valkyrie

Postby Janick » 04 Jun 2009

Nice job there Ragnar! It looks excellent! :thumbsup: :clapping:
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Re: Valkyrie

Postby rowdy75 » 04 Jun 2009

very nice
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Re: Valkyrie

Postby elhiem » 05 Jun 2009

Very good, though I'd advise smaller pics and no flash to show your painting off. Flash and large close ups are very unflattering (as I have to keep reminding myself :doh: )

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Re: Valkyrie

Postby fscunha » 07 Jun 2009

:clapping: :clapping:

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Re: Valkyrie

Postby Ragnar » 09 Jun 2009

Thank you all for your kind and helpful comments.

Eventually I want to have a 'fantasy Norse' themed army for WAB with Odinn, Thor, Valkyries, Einherjer, were-beasts, Jotun etc.

@ Richard and Michi; the weapon is actually an axe not a mace. Unfortunately both angles do not show this.

@ Elhiem; I agree it is a very unflattering shot. This was actually a shot from about 60cm range and then cropped. I ran out of time as I had to pack to fly out the next day. Might try to experiment some more. Also, I currently cannot get decent lighting without the flash, unless I wait for daylight. Getting decent photos is something I definitely want to improve on.
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Re: Valkyrie

Postby Michi » 09 Jun 2009

Ragnar wrote:
Eventually I want to have a 'fantasy Norse' themed army for WAB with Odinn, Thor, Valkyries, Einherjer, were-beasts, Jotun etc.


My Jotun is already finished... :grin:
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Re: Valkyrie

Postby Ragnar » 10 Jun 2009

Hmm, not what I had in mind.

Although they won't mind a pretty girl on their back.
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Re: Valkyrie

Postby Michi » 10 Jun 2009

Ragnar wrote:Hmm, not what I had in mind.

Although they won't mind a pretty girl on their back.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: Still a frost giant - at least some gigantic thing in frost...
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Re: Valkyrie

Postby jpmad2 » 10 Jun 2009

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