Monday, 14 May 2012

Female Adventurer with Sword and Shield

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?




















28 comments:

  1. Our and your painting style and skill improve as we get older, great transformation.....and who doesn't like boobies!

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    1. Thanks Fran! I guess I've had plenty of practice over the years that the painting should show signs of improvement but it's always good to be told that!

      And as for Boobies....!

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  2. What a makeover! Certainly a lady of ample charms; great work Sir!

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    1. Cheers Michael! She certainly has some stand out attributes!

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  3. I sense a booby label is needed on this post!!! A great repaint!

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    1. I might just do that and watch the page view counter go through the ceiling with visits from the non-wargaming fraternity!

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  4. I am glad to know that should denizens of darkness appear, her buttocks are well protected.

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    1. Well only if she doesn't drop her sword and bend over to pick it up........

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  5. Great repaint of the figure and shield.

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  6. Funnily enough, the last figure to have felt the wrath of Gordon's paintbrush is in one way similar to Bridget. I found that I was in need of a demon for both SoBH and SoTR scenarios, so a quick visit to the Reaper catalogue turned up a demon that I thought I'd like to paint, imagine Medusa (but better looking) with six arms each holding a weapon and of course with exposed boobies. I'll bung a piccie of her on my blog tomorrow.

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    1. Well I'll definitely be coming across for a look!

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  7. Good re-paint. Nice to give older (should that be agedly challenged?) figures a new lease of life.

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    1. Now H, one shouldn't talk about a lady's age!

      But I think she's glad to be out of the box and on display

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  8. Don't knock the older figures, I still think that many of them are better in terms of character than many of the newer sculpts currently available. There was a good sense of realism in many of them back in the day.

    Great work repainting the old figure up!

    Cheers,
    Ross

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    1. You are absolutely right Ross, some of the older models have so much more character about them than the mass produced plastic stuff that is common place nowadays. And as I have a whole box of these old models to paint up I really don't need to buy any new ones for a long, long time (yeah right I know!)

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  9. Great (new) paint job. Looks like she's had a facelift. Nice basing, those flowers make all the difference.

    Regards,
    Matt

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    1. Thanks Matt. Her original paint job was so bad that anything would have been an improvement but I am quite pleased at the way she has turned out.

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  10. Excellent transformation.
    Cheers
    Paul

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  11. Is this really the same figure? What a difference! She looks much better! Only she's looking very angry! Maybe we stare to much at her boobies! :-D

    Excellent painted!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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    1. Well if she chooses not to dress appropriately she will have to expect to get stared at!

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  12. Boobies always bring them in!! I think you did a great job on the eyes too (I'm probably the only one here that has remembered she has eyes). One of these day's I'm going to tackle a nude (now that sounds naughty). But seriously, I think they are wonderful subjects for painters, classical studies of the human body. And Boobies!!

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    1. Thank you for noticing the Eyes Anne! I was suprised that they came out as well as they did.

      I look forward to seeing your painted nude, purely from an artistic point of view of course!

      Hope you are okay by the way

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    2. They've got some really nice ones on Dark Sword, but I need to practice skin tones before I try to do one that is mostly skin. I've got 4 females with mid rifts showing that I'm working on now and we'll see how I do on those.

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  13. Considering you don't like eyes, that face has come out really well (I was looking at her face, honest!). With a 'modern' paintjob, some of these older figures still come out pretty well.

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    1. Thanks EG! Painting up Bridget has given me some encouragement that some of the other old models in the box will come out equally as well.

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  14. I've just installed iStripper, and now I can watch the best virtual strippers strip-teasing on my taskbar.

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