So I went to a New Year's party at a friend's, and received an impromptu request. She recently got a copy of the board game "Abyss". The game includes a marker for the Kraken, a game token which, she explains "follows the most unscrupulous player around the board".
So yes, obviously I'm painting this thing! Looks like a good first project for 2019...
"Raise your hand if you think that was a Russian water tentacle."
When I am dead, Lay me in a mound. Raise a stone for all to see Runes carved to my memory
A Bad Squiddo Games figure, from their impressive line of female Vikings. I think I spent more time on Hurstwic.org doing "research" than I spent painting this figure... gotta be accurate, right? That said, while I wholly approve of historical revisionism in the name of fun, inclusive gaming, there's not a lot of evidence that Viking women warriors like Thorrun here were common. And while stories of someone like Freydis Eriksdottir are known, I'm not sure she's what you'd call a good role model for your Norse daughter...
Working on all these 10mm fantasy figures lately got me thinking about the first time I explored this scale, with Copplestone's Fellowship of the Ring figures. Hard to believe I tackled these paint jobs way back in 2007! Anyway, I decided to re-base them in the style of more recent work, and see if I could bump up their look a bit.
Definitely an improvement, IMO. In comparison to the figures from my previous post: