Ivar the Boneless
28.00€ (23.14€ without tax )
Sculpture: Paul Deheleanu
Painting: Fernando Ruiz
Number of parts of the kit: 2
WHY YOU SHOULD CONSIDER BUYING THIS BUST:
– Vikings are always cool subjects but, not too many have such characterful faces as this one.
– The detailing level of this Paul Deheleanu’s sculpture is really nice, with lots of textures and details to work on.
– It allows a lot of room for interpretation for painting.
– Our signature resin quality allows you to get the figure clean and ready in almost no time, so you may invest your precious free time in what really matters: painting and having fun.
The Vikings were a Northern European folk of Germanic origin that lived in the area that today is Scandinavia. Raiders and traders, their highly developed seafaring skills allowed them to navigate all the seas and main rivers of Western Europe, influencing greatly in the destiny of several nations like Great Britain or France in what became known as “The Viking Era”.
One of the first parts they started visiting very early in this period was the Northern lands of England, where they even established the Kingdom of Jórvík, centered in the old city that is the actual York, at the expense of the previous Kingdom of Northumbria. The chronicles of this period are somewhat obscure, but it seems that the start of this Norse kingdom dates from 865 when the Great Heathen Army commanded by the sons of Ragnar Lodbrok invaded England from the North.
One of its commanders was Ragnar’s son, the so-called Ivar the Boneless. According to the sagas, he was the victim of a curse that made him suffer from weak bones, but it is more likely that his nickname evolved from the Latin Exosus, which would translate as “the Hated”.
For our bust we have tried to depict a ruthless and characterful Viking war chief, holding a characteristic helmet with protective mask and wearing a pelt cape made with the hide of one of the long-haired cows of the area.