So the start of my week has been very good. My previous post with the Mound of Dead Bards received praise from Matt Vancil, and I got a little present in the mail.
T'ankwa, a female half-orc barbarian, was a Berserkon Kickstarter backer reward. I love getting exclusive minis and this one is going towards the top of my list to paint.
One of the first things I notice about this sculpt is that the musculature is VERY well done. She's definitely strong. The muscles aren't super huge, but they aren't so small as to just blend in either. She's definitely a tough lady that you wouldn't challenge to an arm-wrestling competition. The face is ambiguous enough that you could paint her up in normal skin tones as well. I'll have to decide how I want to paint her.
Some downsides to her is that her ax is really tiny. When I first looked at the piece in the plastic I thought it was just flash. The proportions between her and the ax are really close, and it's kind of a shame since the ax fits her well. I'm going to try and get it attached, but if it breaks it breaks. She can still pull off the bicep-flex pose really well, and whether or not she has the ax, this model is very cheesecake.
Above pic is for scale. She's small enough that she could be 25mm, but is close enough to the Sedition Wars to be in in the same scale of 28mm. Behind them is another up and coming model for me to paint: The Nightmare Edition Lord Chompy Bits, who is 32mm scale and a HUGE model for even that scale! Right now I have a lot of awesome on my table to paint. I might put T'ankwa towards the top as I imagine she'll go by pretty quickly. Nightmare Chomps is also a good one to paint, but the 2nd wave of Sedition Wars kickstarter minis is coming soon. I think I'm going to have to paint quickly!