Sunday, February 14, 2016

'L'amour' from KeithS - 'The Femme Fetale'

I was originally not going to enter anything in this particular challenge, but then I thought this young lady might actually fit quite well.  The figure is a true 25mm from either Grenadier or Ral Partha dating to the 70s or early 80s, party of my effort to paint really old lead that's been sitting in boxes for decades.  I'm calling her a sorceress based on the fact she is carrying a wand (somewhat hidden behind her back) and what looks like a potion.  Given her scanty attire, and saucy pose, she definitely gives me the impression of a dangerous lady, a regular Siren.

She certainly looks a bit under-dressed for adventuring, but I'm guessing she has a line of guys to take care of all her dirty work.

I generally avoid trying to paint eyes and lips on such small figures, but in her case some red lips were a must.  I also gave her red toe and finger nails but they're hard to see in these photos.  Definitely need a better camera than my iPhone!

The young lass is based for dungeon delving.  I'll have a lot more to say on this for my next regular post -- suffice to say she was just one of many figures upon which I've been experimenting on some basing techniques.


  1. One Dangerous looking lady. Great work

  2. She's distinctly Xena-esqe and quite lovely!

  3. She's a cracker - errr....great painting, I mean !!

  4. "Errmm, yes, this is a wand and a potion. Honest guv. The effects when they are used together are really magical" ;)

    Nice painting Keith :)

  5. Nice! She has my vote just for the Vampella vibe! ;)