Voltaire was of course a famous writer from the 16th century during the French Enlightenment. He was famous for his criticism of religion and intolerance, as well as the French establishment. I would think that this easily categorizes him as a risk taker. I would believe also that he would have a lot to criticize today!
One of my favourite scenes in Sharp is when our hero quotes Voltaire to Colonel Dubreton: Dieu n'est pas pour les grand battalions, mais pour se qui teront meilleur.
ByronM: Very lovely paint job here John, and one I am sure Curt will enjoy as well. I like the contrasting red/yellow and the subtle but effective shading. This will award you 5 points for the model itself, and an additional 20 points for the bonus. Please make sure you post a picture once you and Adam have them based together so we can see what they look like completed.
Oh, and you may want to check your theme week topics, the "risk taker" was a theme from last year. The only two left this year are: West and Movie/TV/Book character, so you may need to adjust your plans.