Here’s my Amazon for Kingdom Death..
If you don’t know what Kingdom Death is check it out here. It’s all rather impressive and right up my alley tbh!
When Odie from Heavy Static sent me an email asking if I wanted to receive the KD multipart box to build and paint a miniature as part of the Between the Bolter and Me challenge I wasn’t hard to ask to put it like that 🙂
Even though Odie was quick to send me the box I admittedly was a bit slow to get started. The box is jam packed with all kinds of parts and you can really build an amazing amount of variety from it. So I’m not entirely in agreement to the Wier brothers here. As it was so unfamiliar compared to what I’m used to I needed to orientate properly.
In the end I let 3 factors guide me:
1) it would be a strong female survivor, lithe but very dangerous – akin to the warriors in Y the last man.
2) no pin-ups, I hate those. This article from Between the Bolter and Me show why you should too.
3) gritty and dark as per my “usual”
So what does this all equal out to then. Well here’s the WiPs.
I used a male torso as the cloth was very handy for displaying the scars after the removed breast according to at least the myth about amazons. I felt it was a suitable way of making here come out as a person that is strong enough take the toughest decisions.
I sculpted a very subtle and natural breast for the remaining breast. The head features a mask. In my mind this is someone she’s skinned that tried to cross her.
I added a sickle as I thought this is both what she used to remove the breast, skin the face that she uses as a mask and for close protection in general. The base is just a bunch of faces. Very creepy.
Over to the painted version.
I’ve tried my hardest for restraint and getting as many small details in there as I could. I must admit I loved building and painting this miniature and looking a bit closer on the Kingdom Death stuff I could well see me painting more from this range 🙂
The box will now be sent to WilhelMiniatures and I can imagine that will really produce something amazing!