Friday, November 26, 2010

Ragnarök

ODIN!
Lord of Valhalla, high king of the Æsir.
Odin carries his treasures, the spear Gungnir, the magical ring Draupnir and the head of Mimir which predicts the future. He is accompanied by the ravens, Huginn and Muninn, his wolves Freki and Geri and rides out on Sleipnir the eight legged horse who was fathered by Loki.
At Ragnarök Odin shall ride before the Æsir and the Einherjar wearing a golden helmet and an intricate coat of mail where he shall be swallowed by the great wolf Fenrir and so die.



HRYM
During the end times Hrym shall captain the ship Naglfar, made of the finger and toe nails of the dead, from Jotunheim to Vígríðr bringing the legions of jötnar to the final battle.




19 comments:

Ubique said...

My money's on that big fella, Hrym. Fantastic models. I didn't even noticed the eight-legged horse until I read the text. Very 'natural' (if that makes sense) looking.

Regards,
Matt

Scott Pasha said...

Looks amazingly great! Takes me back to being 10 and reading D'aulaire's Norse Myths for the first time. I've never been the same since...
Now, are you going to do a whole Ragnarok range, cause if so, I'm in...
Scott Pasha
pas thanks for the new Indian packs, I ordered my Indian Deal from GB today.

John Lambshead said...

Wasn't Naglfar Baldur's boat? Or am I getting confused? Probably the latter.

Soapy said...

Baldr's boat was Hringhorni on which he was burned.

Naglfar was moored in Muspell and made from the unclipped nails of the dead. When Jormungandr swam from the seas to the land he caused the seas to rise causing Naglfar to brake it's moorings.

Skíðblaðnir is the one I always get it confused with...

Long Island Wargammer said...

I can only hope Odin makes it into production!

Author said...

LOVE that Odin... very realistically proportioned. The work on Sleipnir is excellent... must have been interesting to put all those legs together:) Great job, I'll totally buy that when it comes out!

Lord Ashram

Tony said...

A number of great sculpts here - I particularly like Odin.

Tony
http://dampfpanzerwagon.blogspot.com/

Tank Girl said...

Lovely work Soapy. Actually inspirational!

Cheers,

Helen

Ray Rousell said...

Fantastic work!

C. von Grumpy said...

I need this ;o))

Nic Robson said...

I love these and having contacted Gripping Beast they tell me they aren't available.
Are you intetested in selling or licensing for production?

Nic Robson Eureka Miniatures

Soapy said...

Nic, they are available for purchase if you want them.

Send me an e-mail at soapyvision(at)gmail(dot)com with your offer and we'll see where we go from there...;>)

White Knight said...

Somebody get these released already! :)
-WK

abe said...
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Soapy said...

Be careful what you wish for Abe...

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Andy said...

My first time visit and...Wow ! that Odin sculpt is marvellous !

Hope someone will produce it, I'll get one.

Well done.

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Dougie said...

Anyone got these in production? They are extremely well done and I'd certainly buy! Dougie