In amongst the assorted figures that were in the box when I "opened the cupboard door" (see my post here ) was this damsel, looking very distressed -
I have to admit her paint job was pretty bad even by my standards way back when. So even though she had been given some paint already compared to the majority of the models in the box, I decided she would be next in the painting queue.
So after a bath in the paint stripper, the paintbrush came out and "Bridget" was given a makeover -
Female Fighter by Citadel Miniatures circa 1983
As she is a girl (well it's not hard to tell is it?) I thought I would put some flowers on her base courtesy of my new mininatur tufts acquired at the Carronade Show.
I don't like painting eyes but I gave it a try on Bridget as her face was quite open and not covered by a helm or hair and I thought she would look silly with her eyes closed.
I guess Bridget must come from a warm realm giving her lack of over garments
I had thought at one point, after painting her hair, of calling her Red Sonja but thought this might incur the wrath of the copyrighters. Plus by that time I had painted her cloak blue.
The title of this post came from her obvious assets - her shield and her sword
I then remembered that Bridget had a sister -
Bridget and her sister - Fidalia Ailadif (that's a "F" rune on her helm a la Tolkien's Tengwar Runes)
Unlike, Bridget, Fidalia, has seen a lot of action (why does that phrase sound so terrible?) Fidalia was a NPC (that's a "non-player character" for you non-roleplayers reading this), in the Dungeons and Dragons Campaign that I ran for a few years in the mid-80's and as such faced such terrors as Kobolds, Goblins, Orcs, Trolls and an Owl Bear. See what you missed out on Bridget?