Vikings, Nítján! – Shieldmaiden Hearthguard with Swords #Fembruary 2021 (Bad Squiddo Games)

Bad Squiddo Games Shieldmaiden Hearthguard with Swords

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.

Bad Squiddo Games Shieldmaiden Hearthguard with Swords

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. 😉