Tuesday, 16 September 2008
Project Madonna: first fruits
OK, these first two girls were the exceptions as they were wearing perfectly acceptable sensible armour. The only problem was that the shields were wrong, being fantasy types. I filed off the shields and added new "heater" shields as seen. These just need a clean up to be ready for painting.
These were borderline but I decided not to change them too much. Originally they both had thick high boots. I carved these away to look as if they are wearing medieval hose (as worn by men) Not sure if I will use them or not yet.
Lastly here are two views of another figure. She was wearing a chainmail shirt? (looks more like a mini dress) with bits of very decorative armour, a silly tiara in her hair and thick boots. Her weapon was already broken so I started her first as an experiment. I altered her legs into hose and scraped/filed the detail off the armour plate. Then I filed the top of her head flat and added a kettle hat cut of a Front Rank HYW figure. I will still have to do something about the weapon but I am fairly pleased with the transformation.
Any comments welcome.