Saturday, December 22, 2018


Thorrun, Shieldmaiden
28 mm

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 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...

No step on snek.
Oh yes, and...  Merry Christmas, everyone!


  1. Lovely work especially the shield and of course Happy Christmas!

  2. Lovely work there. Merry Christmas to you too!

  3. A great looking figure (lovely shield!)...Merry Christmas!

  4. A bit late but happy holidays.
    I also agree with the comments above, a lovely figure.


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