|Ygritte, a free folk of Westeros as played by Rose Leslie|
As I didn't quite like the official Dark Sword Miniatures sculpted figure of Ygritte and also owing to a very tight personal budget, I had a look at the existing miniatures in my collection and settled for the Ax Faction Giant Hunter aka Raen of Rannoch as my Ygritte. Granted Raen didn't have what would constitute standard wildling weaponry and clothing, but she had other compelling similarities. For one, Raen was clothed partly in furs and had long wavy hair. She also stands on an icy base which had a footprint of a giant, mythical creatures that form part of the wildling army.
|Paint job conversion of Ax Faction's Giant Hunter into Ygritte (WIP, front)|
I was tempted to remodel the sword to look like Jon Snow's Longclaw but had a change of heart at the last minute as I liked the unique look of the Ax Faction sword. So now, it's a prize sword she took off a brother in black. As for Raen's skimpy clothes, well if Ygritte can frolic in the snow with Jon ...
|Paint job conversion of Ax Faction's Giant Hunter into Ygritte (WIP, back)|
Lack of proper snow-like basing material substitute meant I had to paint the snow as it is sculpted on the base. Not sure what I can do paint-wise to improve on the snowy look as using washes on a white paint layer can quickly ruin it, which I discovered to my dismay in the first few attempts.
|Snow on base was painted partly by referencing this picture|
|Base of Ax Faction's Giant Hunter (WIP)|
Meanwhile, I have decided on the next noble house of Westeros to paint. If you are a Game of Thrones fan, then you will be able to easily tell which house by looking at the pictures below. Can you guess which noble house it's going to be?
|Can you guess which noble house is next?|
|If you are a fan of the Game of Thrones books, this is a huge giveaway|
Well that's it for this blog post. Now I have to get back to figuring out Ser Gregor's blood splatter!