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Vikings Vanquisher Viking Ship Diorama Coomodel Review

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shazzdan

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Allotropos wrote:I found 2 sites showcasing 1/6 scale viking ships for us all to admire :
patchesofpride
Viking Boat 1/6 Scale

I don't know if they are historically accurate (or if the builders knew it) but dangit - anyone who can build something like that really deserves my respect regardless as they are simply gorgeous  !!

Very very cool. It is pretty pathetic that no American museum was interested in the first one because the ship wasn't American.


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GubernatorFan

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Allotropos wrote:I found 2 sites showcasing 1/6 scale viking ships for us all to admire :
patchesofpride
Viking Boat 1/6 Scale

I don't know if they are historically accurate (or if the builders knew it) but dangit - anyone who can build something like that really deserves my respect regardless as they are simply gorgeous  !!

Very cool finds, Allotropos, thank you for sharing them with us! It does show how truly massive these would be in sixth scale. I agree they are gorgeous, and they do seem accurate overall. The fact one of them was shown able to float is in itself a testimony to accuracy. 1/1 scale replicas based on the famous Oseberg ship had failed to float because the modern restoration had inadvertently shortened the vessel a little bit -- only after the realization of this and compensating for it did a modern replica actually succeed (see HERE). I do have my doubts about the design of some of the shields (especially on the American version) and see shazzdan's evidence above for the painted planks, but still very cool. My Viking action figures would have loved them, for sure.

shazzdan wrote:Very very cool. It is pretty pathetic that no American museum was interested in the second one because the ship wasn't American.

I agree... and am appalled that the curators of these collections were so ignorant as to ignore Leif Eiriksson and all that. Admittedly, they tend to be modernists, and even if they were aware, they are probably dealing with limited space, and the item being offered to them was not only space-consuming but also a modern scale model rather than an actual artifact. But even so, this seems quite unfortunate.


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Rather impressive!

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skywalkersaga

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Thanks for the detailed review of this!

Admittedly, I normally don't even look twice at a lot of these 1/6 'Viking' figures and accessories, etc, because they look so incredibly wrong to my eyes. I have an M.A. in medieval studies, specializing in Viking and Anglo-Saxon period, and have spent a lot of time doing historical reenactment and living history in the UK and Scandinavia. I can't even watch that Vikings tv-show because the aesthetic is like the visual equivalent of nails on a chalkboard to me. -_-

That being said, this ship (or partial ship, I should say) is decent enough for what it is, and seems to make a very nice photography backdrop at the very least. I can actually see some uses for it, as my husband and I put on an annual Folk and Viking metal festival, and this could be a really fun prop to use with promo materials.  Smile


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skywalkersaga wrote:Thanks for the detailed review of this! Admittedly, I normally don't even look twice at a lot of these 1/6 'Viking' figures and accessories, etc, because they look so incredibly wrong to my eyes. ... I can actually see some uses for it, as my husband and I put on an annual Folk and Viking metal festival, and this could be a really fun prop to use with promo materials.  Smile

Thanks, glad you liked the review (and the product, though I have no vested interest in it). And I agree. They are very much fantasy Vikings, somewhat like the ones on the show (where the general historical inaccuracies are already enough to cringe at, never mind the biker gang design). The ship can pass, and can be customized to look more accurate with some paint (as discussed above in the thread). Keep in mind that both the box(es) and the piece are quite hefty.


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Peaches

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Oh wow, that's a neat setup. I wouldn't know about painting it?? I mean, you'd have to see if or what colors they had available to them at that time. movies seem to depict everything in natural wood or black or some such?? Very fun though!

GubernatorFan

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Peaches wrote:Oh wow, that's a neat setup.  I wouldn't know about painting it?? I mean, you'd have to see if or what colors they had available to them at that time.  movies seem to depict everything in natural wood or black or some such??  Very fun though!

Thank you. And I agree. I am a little reluctant to experiment without a lot more to go on. If you liked this, you might like the linked review of the CooModel (fantasy) Vikings, too.


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Allotropos wrote:I found 2 sites showcasing 1/6 scale viking ships for us all to admire :
patchesofpride
Viking Boat 1/6 Scale

I don't know if they are historically accurate (or if the builders knew it) but dangit - anyone who can build something like that really deserves my respect regardless as they are simply gorgeous  !!


I just clicked the links to these and, ahhhhhhh!!!!!! that's MY kinda thang right there!! Thanks for sharing! Very Happy


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shazzdan

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Peaches wrote:Oh wow, that's a neat setup.  I wouldn't know about painting it?? I mean, you'd have to see if or what colors they had available to them at that time.  movies seem to depict everything in natural wood or black or some such??  Very fun though!

A good rule of thumb is that anything you see in the movies is wrong. We know what colours they had because we have plenty of wooden artefacts with paint on them. Not a lot of ships but plenty of other wooden items. By the time these things are dug up, most of the paint had gone but traces remain on some. When you combine this with illustrations like those presented above, the only conclusion is that they painted at least some of their ships. A lot of artefacts have had to be analysed again to specifically look for traces of paint because when they were first discovered nobody thought to look for paint.


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