Varganing Guard-Artist Impression. The "Varangians" were battle hardened norse traders, who on their long journey down to Byzantium (modern day Turkey), had to fight against a lot of pirates, and thieves, who wanted to steal their goods. The Emperors of Constantinople hired them as their personal guards. The most famous one was Harald Sigurdson Hardrada.
Scandinavian warrior, 6th-7th century
Samurai wearing jinbaori (war coat).
A fine 54mm model of a Celtic warrior ~ except his hair is spiked back, with lime, and he has a helmet. The lime made the warriors hair stiff, so a helmet would be rendered un-wearable and redundant. Look good though.