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Fuzzy Lear16 Oct 2018 11:35 p.m. PST

I have recently bought a box of Wargames Factory Viking Huscarls via EBay. The box did not include the assembly guide/instructions. Whilst I probably won't want to follow them slavishly they might contain some useful information.

Does anyone know if the assembly guide is available on the internet anywhere or alternatively does anyone have a copy that they could scan and email to me please ?

Griefbringer17 Oct 2018 2:13 a.m. PST

I have bought a couple of boxes of the WF Vikings/Saxons straight from a store, and they did not include any sort of instruction leaflet, so I doubt that one ever existed in the first place (other than what was printed in the box itself). In any case, the sprues themselves tend to fill the box to such extent that fitting in a leaflet might have been a bit tricky.

In general, the assembly should be pretty straightforward: glue on the head and the arms, and then glue the weapons and shields to the arms. If you are using scabbards or quivers you may want to do some dry-fitting to figure out whether to glue these before or after the arms.

Regarding the heads, notice that the necks tend to be a bit on the long side. You may want to consider drilling a matching hole in the body to make them look more natural (and giving a sturdier join).

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2018 2:44 a.m. PST

There was no instructions in the early sets. Later sets ie: Horse & Musket had them as the arms were not as versatile as the early sets, so have at it, they are a great set IMHO.

Personal logo Herkybird Supporting Member of TMP17 Oct 2018 11:06 a.m. PST

I always trimmed off the base of the neck to make the head sit well.
As to posture, cut off 1 sprue worth of arms/weapons, and try them on a figure lying on its back, when you are happy, glue them in place.

Fuzzy Lear17 Oct 2018 2:41 p.m. PST

Many thanks for the comments and advice. If they turn out okay I may post some pictures.

Anton Ryzbak29 Oct 2018 8:58 a.m. PST

Fuzzy Lear,

The set is very versatile just take a swing at posing the figures and use tube cement, this gives you enough tackiness to take your hand away and see if the pose is working and time to adjust things if it isn't.

I made a set of barroom brawlers using those figures link

wmyers15 Jan 2019 8:58 a.m. PST

This is an older post, I know, but with Warlord Games currently selling the Vikings and Saxons from Wargames Factory this may be of use.

The arms from Perry archers work very well with these figures.

I am sure arms from plastic Gripping Beast sets would work and it would be interesting to see the arms from Oathmark plastic sets compatibility.

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