Medusa's Spy finished...

by Roman aka jar

posted by roman, jarhead, kong


    Medusa's spy
    Several years before Perseus enters the cave of Medusa to slain her there have been many other forgotten heros sent for this task. Among them was young Nereida, another daughter of all time horny Zeus, searching her destiny by freeing the world of those Gorgons. Her will, bravery and fortune will guide her way, at least she thought that. She walked the lands to reach her goal at the cave of Medusae. While passing the wild coasts she saw Medusas cave appear more and more. Everywhere statues of heros, animals and other once alive individuals marked the way. Nereida pushed on and even as the heavens darkened and a mighty blizzard struck down from the clouds to warn her that she was getting close to great danger, she still walked on. Her heart nearly exploded in her chest from the aticpation and these thousands of souls forever edged in stone by the look of Medusas eyes. Many still stand where they have gazed upon the evil monster, forever carved in stone. Nereida came closer to a temple complex up to a coastal peak and realized the massive amount of statues - she was close. Close to the liar of the Medusa, now was the time to proof herself worthy to the gods themself and suddenly everything became still, the blizzard stopped, the air stopped to whisper and everything was calm. Even the air seemed to slipp away and breathing became hard for Nereida. In this moment she saw the little bird and knew why no one ever was able to surprise Medusa. There it was, the spy of the Medusa.


Medusa's spy
Hasslefree Miniatures, 40mm

Additional a big booty photo that you can print and use as a poster at your painting place if you are allowed to:

After several WIP photos shown of this project this little scene is now finished. Some words of mine about the project to those who are intrested:

Model is from Hasslefree. Wonderful Artemis in 40 mm. Hope you like this little story told. Some photos somehhow show the snow very yellowish, no idea why but in real that fact won't hit you that worse. The stone dwarf in front comes from very skilled Tre' of Red Box Games (sorry Tre' for using your models as a statue - there will be something painted normal again). The little bird comes from the Busch - Little Animal Set.
The column was bought at the last years Duke of Bavaria event, is made out of gypsum, but i can't remember the company and wasn't able to find a homepage, sorry for that.

Both, snow and icicles with additional amount of gloss varnish. The birds nest was done with dry little grass and matte varnish, painted afterwards. The matte varnish was used as glue of this fine material. The two rabbits are by Mantis Miniatures, 35024 Animals - Set 6.

The project did start with Mr. V., a collector of my miniatures from Spain asked me about painting Artemis on comission. I said yes as i knew Robert aka muhani got two of these ladies and i've asked him if i could get one. After she arrived i fell in love with the model - great happy painting time these weeks as i am falling in love all the time while painting. The story around young Nereida grew around her. There was no real plan at the beginning but during some chilled painting hours with my friend Peter there came the story around Medusa with the starting thoughts of these statues. The bird and the statue have been added during the process. If you got some questions left please feel free to ask via comment. If you are intrested, here are some Work in Progress photos:


Feel invited to leave a comment with your oppinion, ideas, thoughts, feelings, criticism, suggestions or simply something funny! Here in the jungle or over in the voting arena for detailed view and overview. Some music to those who miss music in this posting comes here!
Keep on happy painting!
Best Regards

PS: A little preview at the model i did start during the last weekend's painting class. It was used for explanation for the class but it is always the same i am not coming very far on a class with my own models - but that is fine - early wip everywhere, bad photo :)


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