And here’s my second batch of Bad Squiddo’s Shieldmaidens. This time with Axes. I guess we just need to overlook the length on these Daneaxes – or at least ignore the the fact that they’re being weilded single-handed and the damage that these poses would do to anyone’s wrists, since axes aren’t weighted anything like a sword. Yeah, it does bother me a little bit, as these are meant to be historical models rather than over the top fantasy or 40k models, but I’ll live with it now that I’ve had my little bitch about it. Wrist issues aside, these are quite nice models and have been painted (once again) with Alex’ #Fembruary 2021 challenge over on Leadbaloony in mind. As with all of the stuff I’ve gotten done lately, they also work for Dave Stone’s Paint What You Got Challenge.
Just like the four shown yesterday, these four were prety straightfoward to paint, again the only points of challenge being on the shields. I do really have to say that at this point in time I’m well and truly over doing freehand designs on Viking shields. Sadly, I’ve got at least one more batch of these models that I’m trying to get completed before February concludes, so …yay?
And now, finally, I’m posting up my models for Alex’ #Fembruary 2021 challenge over on Leadbaloony. I had (and have) a lot of female models that I’d like to get painted for this month’s challlenge across a variety of genres and manufacturers. As it’s turned out, February hasn’t been the best month for painting, but I have at least manages to finish a small selection of models (eight) so far, with a few more to (hopefully) come by the time February concludes. As it happens, these models also fall within the timeframe of Dave Stone’s Paint What You Got Challenge. So I’m getting a two-fer on them.
These ladies are from Bad Squiddo Games‘ range of female miniatures. Specifically, these four are the Shieldmaiden Hearthguard with Swords, which I picked up from the Kickstarter campaign run some time ago. I got a few figures from the campaign both because they looked pretty cool and to add some (likely, historically accurate) diversity to my slow-burn Viking raiding party project. Painting was prety straightforward, with only the shields offering any challenge or particular interest. I do like the wood-grain texture on the Bad Squiddo shields as it adds a bit of additional interest to them. I’ve also thrown in a little Easter-egg nod to friends of the blog Mikko and Mark Morin. 😉