Monday, August 2, 2010
I used to think it was silly to give names to miniatures. But the Wold Guardian has become such a favorite of mine, and I have put so much time into painting it and putting it together, that I felt it needed a name. With the tomb maiden's head on it, it began to take on a feminine aspect, and once I had the one arm painted and attached, "One-armed Sally" was born. No, she won't always have one arm, but understand that I don't normally paint like this. I like to put the entire model together first and then paint, even if it is sometimes impossible to get the brush "in there." I thought I would swap the ram fists of the Wold Guardian, because the pose looks so much better, but I couldn't stand the "I've got two lighthouses as arms" look to it. So I had to resign myself to the fact that I was going to have to paint this model in pieces and then put it together. This is the FIRST time I have ever done this, and now that I have picked up Wolf Lord Morraig, I see that I'm going to have to do a similar thing with him. Hopefully I can get the other arm of the Guardian finished and connected before I leave for Gencon, but that's pushing it. I'd like to have both Circle and Cryx with me to play, but more on that later.