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1/72 Viking/Dark Ages archers

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My older son (now 27...) has been up to visit twice in the past month or so. Because of the portability we found ourselves playing an old favorite, Hordes of the Things, using 1/72 scale plastic armies assembled from an eclectic variety of sources.  In my usual scattered way, my muse led me to pull out a delayed project, a Hordes expansion army of fantasy-ed Viking barbarians.  My troops, if they are ever completed, will be assembled from a mix of Revell, Orion, and Zvezda figures, mixed within the units.  These two are Zvezda.  I'll go back and collect pictures of the rest of the finished figures later...

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The sculpting in Zvezda products is outstanding.  Unfortunately, the Orion and Revell figures are much rougher, so they are harder to paint to a similar standard...

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I had time to finish the last three archers today. The Revell archers, at the left, were pretty flashy and not a lot of fun to work with. They were going to end up with tabletop jobs no matter what I did...oh well, on to basing.

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They look great based!

 

I don't play wargames, but it is always cool to see an army arrayed on some terrain.

Love it!

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