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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Challenge Day 52 - Whatever Happened To....

....Leon Trotsky?
He got an icepick
That made his ears burn

Whatever happened to dear old Lenny?
The Great Elmyra and Sancho Panza?
Whatever happened to the heroes?
Whatever happened to the heroes?

Well, Curt posted them here on Sunday: Heroes Bonus Theme Round

Voting is a bit different this time after the last round was subjected to ballot stuffing during the last day. Rather than using a handy little poll widget, you need to enter your votes as a comment, so it is a good idea to open the page twice - one to view the entries, the other to place your votes in the comments box.

My entry was the hero of the eponymous Egil's Saga, a rather nice Viking warlord from Gripping Beast. You can read a brief summary of his life as the accompanying text for my entry.

Here are a couple of pics to whet your appetite:

I went a bit OTT compared to my normal standard painting this figure. The cloak got 4 highlights and 2 blending washes over the base colour; the wolfskin got 3 highlights and 2 washes; flesh  and hair got 2 highlights and a wash; everything else got at least one highlight and wash.


  1. Very nice Tamsin, won the extra effort that you put in.

  2. And a top job...repays the extra effort

  3. He looks appropriately stoic

  4. What ever happened to the Likely Lads? I thought that was where it was going from the title. Good work.

  5. nice to see you know your Stranglers songs :-)

  6. Excellent work there Tamsin!

  7. Lovely paintjob and the basing is fantastic.

  8. Thanks guys and gal!

    @ Dean - stoic or grim? Given that he is Egil SkalaGRIMsson, I'd think the latter ;)

    @ Clint - well, in his day he was certainly a bit of a likely lad so you weren't far off the mark :)

    @ Neil - it just seemed more appropriate than a certain Bonnie Tyler song ;)

  9. I say its good to hear a bit of the Stranglers and great viking btw

  10. Great paintjob, he's a figure full of character, a true heroic figure.

  11. Nice job! Good to see a damn good base and figure which aren't competing with each other.

  12. You've really captured the whole Viking badass look with this one - although given the subject matter, that's pretty much a given. Egil was THE original Viking badass!

  13. Just caught up. Very inspiring work again this year. I was particularly fond of Egil, really nice work.

  14. @ PK & Zabadak - thanks guys!

    @ Gary - *phew* I did get the balance right then :)

    @ Ev - he sure was a badass, even as a child

    @ Sean - thanks :)

  15. He's an awesome hero. That last shot makes him look a bit thoughtful, as if to say "What's really the point in being a barbarian?" Nice.
    I loved that song when I was in college. So awesome.


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