Vikings, Tuttugu! – Shieldmaiden Hearthguard with Axes #Fembruary 2021 (Bad Squiddo Games)

Bad Squiddo Games Shieldmaiden Hearthguard with Axes

And here’s my second batch of Bad Squiddo’s Shieldmaidens. This time with Axes. I guess we just need to overlook the length on these Daneaxes – or at least ignore the the fact that they’re being weilded single-handed and the damage that these poses would do to anyone’s wrists, since axes aren’t weighted anything like a sword. Yeah, it does bother me a little bit, as these are meant to be historical models rather than over the top fantasy or 40k models, but I’ll live with it now that I’ve had my little bitch about it. Wrist issues aside, these are quite nice models and have been painted (once again) with Alex’ #Fembruary 2021 challenge over on Leadbaloony in mind. As with all of the stuff I’ve gotten done lately, they also work for Dave Stone’s Paint What You Got Challenge.

Bad Squiddo Games Shieldmaiden Hearthguard with Axes

Just like the four shown yesterday, these four were prety straightfoward to paint, again the only points of challenge being on the shields. I do really have to say that at this point in time I’m well and truly over doing freehand designs on Viking shields. Sadly, I’ve got at least one more batch of these models that I’m trying to get completed before February concludes, so …yay?

21 thoughts on “Vikings, Tuttugu! – Shieldmaiden Hearthguard with Axes #Fembruary 2021 (Bad Squiddo Games)

    • Yeah, it took me a couple of days to figure out what was really bothering me about them, and since then it’s been really quite annoying. I think once they’re all done (working on another batch) I’ll be able to drop them into the force and forget that singular issue, though. 🙂

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    • Thanks for the kind words! I’m kinda getting over freehanding those viking shield designs – but on the positive side, I’m gettiong towards the end of my metal viking collection and once I get to the plastics, I’ll be fine with giving them plainer designs. 🙂


      • I know what you mean! For me, when I make mistakes, that is where it becomes tedious for me. Correcting freehand mistakes is important and how good painters do freehand but it quickly gets on my nerves for some reason and I have to be in the right frame of mind to do freehand.

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  1. Beautiful shield work. I’m not even sure I could pick a favorite, but my eye does keep going back to the red and black one. The cloth colors are all very nicely done as well.


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