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RomanRep Inactive Member15 Jan 2010 9:55 a.m. PST

Anyone know where to find high quality Viking peasants (besides Black Tree!) and ships in 28mm – or just general unarmed and armed peasants that are good quality – 25mm would do also -

Grizwald Inactive Member15 Jan 2010 10:02 a.m. PST

How about Gripping Beast?

Don't know about ships, though.

eddy195715 Jan 2010 10:02 a.m. PST

Gripping beast used to have some in their earlier ranges

Mick in Switzerland15 Jan 2010 10:08 a.m. PST

Strangely enough, I posted this on the WF forum on Wednesday

"I bought the Revell Viking Ship and it is a very good match for WF Vikings.
I think it will be relatively straight forward to cut off the keel to make a waterline model.

It come with 64 shields and also with 64 shield transfers. The shields are about 1mm larger diameter than the WF ones so they match well. The shield transfers fit to the WF shileds (but you must cut them out round the design and preferably also cut a hole for the boss)

Cost was £16.35 GBP delivered = circa US$28.
If you think that 64 LBMS transfers will also cost £16.50 GBP then the ship is free :-)

Here is a review with pictures of the sprues and transfers (in German)
I will put up some pictures at the weekend."

Last night I managed to cut it down to a waterline model using a dremel with a cutting wheel and a belt sander.

With regards to unarmed Vikings, you could use WF plastic Vikings. The boxed set is due out soon.


aecurtis Fezian Inactive Member15 Jan 2010 10:43 a.m. PST

"Here is a review with pictures of the sprues and transfers (in German)"

Was ist ein "Winkingerschiff"? (scroll down the review to "Fazit")

I could go for building some plastic "Winkings", now…


Mick in Switzerland15 Jan 2010 10:46 a.m. PST

Dear Allen,
Even Germans make typing errors.
However, the reviewer recommends the kit.

Wombling Free Inactive Member15 Jan 2010 10:47 a.m. PST

"We are Winkings, and we will wink you back to the Stone Age if you do not give us all your treasure and wenches now!"

Is a person that builds Winkingerschiffs a Winker?

Roderick Robertson Fezian15 Jan 2010 11:16 a.m. PST

I thought the Winkings were one of the folks from Oz? From the East, if memory serves.

aecurtis Fezian Inactive Member15 Jan 2010 11:24 a.m. PST

"Even Germans make typing errors."

I was just discussing an issue with Wyatt the Odd (I hope you'll pardon my relating this, Wyatt) regarding the triangular warning symbol found on the cab roofs of many German WWII trucks. We were discussing what circumstances caused it to be raised and lowered, and Wyatt suggested that sometimes, perhaps, the drivers might not have the warning signal set correctly.

My response was, "C'mon; they're Germans!"

I find it a shock to discover a typo in German: "Your papers are not in order!"

The kit does look very good though.


Personal logo Miniatureships Sponsoring Member of TMP15 Jan 2010 11:31 a.m. PST

Old Glory has several lines of Vikings, plus a very good viking ship with crew, oars and shields.


Link: link

And, if you join the Old Glory Army, you get a nice discount

RomanRep Inactive Member15 Jan 2010 11:38 a.m. PST

I really like the Gripping Beast stuff – but why are the buildings and Vikings ships not in stock? How often to they "resupply" the stock? – I will give them an e-mail and ask – The revell Viking ships seems like a lot of work to get it table ready?

DeanMoto Inactive Member15 Jan 2010 11:38 a.m. PST

The Old Glory Viking ship & crew are very nice link . I haven't painted my set yet, but looking forward to starting on it. Again, with the membership discount, can't be beat. Dean

Bob Applegate15 Jan 2010 2:37 p.m. PST

Amazon has the revell 1/50 ship:


BravoX Inactive Member15 Jan 2010 6:25 p.m. PST

Those $30 USD Old Glory ships are $72 USD in the UK!!

At least the Revell kit is the same price where ever you buy it, though its a big job to convert it to a waterline model think I will give it a go.

artslave Inactive Member15 Jan 2010 10:00 p.m. PST

Unarmed Norse are an easy thing now with the WF plastic figures. I am putting together my first batch now. I am having fun attaching all sorts of weapons, but the reverse is quite a lot easier.

As for Viking ships, I have scratch-built about 20 or more (I loose count). There was a photo article on my construction techniques in WI. Dervel has the file in his pictures, and he might come along and provide a link. I don't think I have any pictures handy.

Mick in Switzerland16 Jan 2010 3:12 a.m. PST

Here are the articles on building wooden longships by Glen Cooley (i.e. artslave) and Rod Cain

PDF link
PDF link


Mick in Switzerland16 Jan 2010 8:30 a.m. PST

WIP picture of Revell Viking Ship which has been cut down to make it waterline. Figures are WF on 25mm slottabases.

Daffy Doug Inactive Member16 Jan 2010 11:31 a.m. PST

Dervel's TMP thread about their Viking ships TMP link

My use of one, plus the nasty Heller kit (shudder). picture picture picture I water-lined it without any trouble, though. I wish that I had had the Revell kit instead!…

artslave Inactive Member17 Jan 2010 6:33 p.m. PST

Thanks for digging up those links, Doug and Mick. One of these days I need to take some pictures of my own. I had three more Viking ships come back to me for rebuilding. They have been repaired and returned to my fleet, as the previous owner can no longer game with miniatures.

Guynemer17 Jan 2010 8:10 p.m. PST

I think it's the same as the Revell ship, but Emhar have a 1/72 viking ship. However, the oarsmen are sold in a seperate kit.

Mick in Switzerland23 Jan 2010 8:21 a.m. PST

Here is a progress update on the Revell Viking ship.
Crew are mostly WF Vikings mounted on 20mm washers. The four rowers and steersman are WF Celt charioteers with a WF Viking heads. Mick

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