I've thought for awhile that it'd be fun to paint miniatures to go along with the dungeon. So, I ordered this bevy of 16 female warriors from Viking Forge (old Asgard line in 25mm) and managed to get them done from start to finish on Tuesday before heading to the Shire (New Hampshire) for Christmas with the family.
The obligatory group shot. I agonized over the shields. I did not want to paint them with anything that would give away the "secret" they guard. Plus, painting the shields in all different colors allows for tracking their hit points in a melee.
The back side. I mixed up the sheath colors a bit just for variety (same with hair color). The tunic and leggings were different colors but, alas, after inking they looked pretty similar and not contrasty, as I'd intended.
The dead eyes were weird to do. I dug them out with a pin - not perfect, but gives them a weird, freakish appearance, as intended. The figures are all based for dungeon use, which for me involves using wood filler sculpted and carved to represent stone tiles.
All in all a relatively easy start, mainly to get on the board off the bat. I still need their captain, but I've yet to find a figure that works.
I'll be paint free for a few days until I return home, where I have hundreds of figures standing by, ready and primed!
Sightless (and tongueless) Sisters. How wonderfully macabre! As you say, their scarred eyes are very creepy and I quite like the flagstone bases you'e created for them. Will you be showing us more characters from the adventure? I hope so.
Well done Keith!