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« on: February 16, 2011 09:23:06 AM »

This week, I finally finished the little Viking after having done the ship long ago, so now I can hang both in the kids' windows. I'm not really happy with how they turned out, but I'm glad I finished them. I'll let them hang around a while and decide about changing them later.

I made this ship for my son's Viking themed birthday party two years ago, and we used it, but something about the perspective of the sail bothers me. Now that it's in the window, it still bothers me, but on the other hand, a Viking dragon boat is a pretty cool thing to have in the window.

And here's Wickie, the little Viking from my kid's favourite TV show. Not very well known in the US, but I loved it when I was a kid, too, that's one amiable bunch of a Viking hoard Grin
I redid the helmet three times, and while I don't entirely love the horns on this one, the rest sort of works, so I left it at that. Really didn't want to do it again. Lots of other things that I redid when I worked it up. I left away some details I would have liked to include, like the scale pattern on his shirt, but it didn't come out well. Filet charting can only include so many details.

And this is the sticker on my kid's pencil jar that I used to make the pattern from. Would love to make Snorre, too, but not when he's looking cute, because he's usually fighting with someone Grin
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2011 09:24:50 AM »

They look great to me! I'm working on some filet curtains for myself and it's a big project for sure!
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2011 09:41:52 AM »

How did I know this would be yours? They look awesome. I think it would be especially cool to have anything Viking in one's window.

« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2011 09:56:50 AM »

That's adorable!  Is it OK to call a Viking adorable?  Wink

There's one in every family, and I'm an only child.
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« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2011 11:28:57 AM »

Hi Ruby Copperhead, As a fan of filet I must tell you that your work is great! Love it.  Grin

Take care,

« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2011 11:51:08 AM »

I like it a lot - now I want a dragon boat in my window!  Grin (I loved Wickie too, when I was a child, but the book, I have never seen the films.)

« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2011 12:31:45 PM »

I'd never heard of Wickie before I went to Austria, did they play him in the US? Did they pronounce his name 'Vickie'?
Anyway, great job! I really like the boat. Smiley

*EDIT* Nevermind, I just looked at your profile and realized you're in Germany. That makes more sense.  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2011 12:40:34 PM »

I don't know how any of you could get the idea that Viking themed something could be related to me. Must be the mysterious ways in which female intuition works Grin Grin Grin
Wickie is totally adorable, the anime (yes, made in Japan after the Norwegian book) has an adorable character design all over. There's a German live action movie too, also adorable, but it's heavily based on the tv series, so I recommend seeing that one first.
I've seen videos on youtube calling him "Vickie the Viking" and he's "Bikke" in Japanese, but from what I've read somewhere, it was never on air in the US. But it's a childhood classic in Germany. Really timeless, my kids love it just as much as I did.
Thank you everyone for your nice words, but every time I see the flaws in these motifs, I want to redo them all over. I know I had a picture for the boat, but I didn't keep it, because the boat seems awfully high... probably a freighter?
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