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Rasputina - The Ice Witch
Manufacturer: Wyrd Miniatures
Sculptor: Gael Goumon

First, a little fun with perspective and the story for the scene:

First person perspective (attacker)

Since her magic is much weaker away from our snow-covered land, it is very rare to find Rasputina at sea, so it is great luck that we have found her traveling this way.

We paid a fortune for these magical cannon balls, and they seem to be worth it. They contain shards of crystal, and explode with incredible heat on impact. From Rasputina's reaction, I think that they may actually be able to do the job of ridding our home of her vile magic. Nothing else that I have seen used against her even made her flinch.

Third person perspective

They say that the Ice Witch is indestructible, there is nothing that can harm her. However, her reaction to the incendiary canon balls seem to indicate that there is something that she fears. Fire.

First person perspective (Rasputina)

Mister Fluffy was right, I should have never left shore.

This is my entry for round two of "Iron Painter 5" (theme: "Light My Fire").

I purchased this miniature from Nathan himself at GenCon 40, and have had a very specific paint scheme in mind for the miniature for awhile. However, I threw-out that idea when I decided to paint it for this round of Iron Painter. When looking for a miniature for this round, it occurred to me that her pose could also be someone shielding themselves from something; and what would an ice witch be shielding herself from? Fire, magical fire.

I had several ideas for this round, but could not settle on one for a long time. I finally chose this one since I painted a Wyrd miniature for round one, and wanted to see how far I could get only painting Wyrd miniatures for this Iron Painter. Between working on an entry for another contest, and my inability to choose a miniature to paint, I ended-up with less than a week to paint this.

I decided on a very cold color theme (aside from the decking, which I think makes an interesting contrast and brings focus to the explosion), and almost monochromatic effect.

Unfortunately, I was not able to dedicate much time to this miniature, as I was also working on an entry for Golden Chef 2008. I think that this would have turned-out much better if I was able to put in at least the normal amount of time that I spend on an Iron Painter entry.

This miniature is based on a PK-PRO / Tins Bits W40 Decking Set - 2 base.

Copyright 2008 Stan Gregory
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