A 28mm figure of a Femme Fatale for my second balloon ride of the Challenge, this one taking me to the summit of the Snowlord. Like many challengers the ability to make use of the balloon had me scrambling through the lead pile for suitable female figures. (I also hit the e-commerce route for some figures that were ordered in 2019 but just arrived this week.) This figure is a 28mm Reaper Bones figure bought on spec for the Hero Theme Round a few Challenges back. The plan was to have something mid cold war themed in front of the Berlin Wall and word smithed to fit Bowie's Heroes. But that project got sidelined by a case of the February's and she's sat in the lead pile ever since.
Anyway for a Reaper Bones figure, quality was pretty good and she painted up nicely. There was a small mold line that came off easily and those slender legs don't give her much support and she bent over with too much pressure on the brush but that was easily handled. I've painted her up as a generic Femme Fatale for cold war pulp stories using as my muse....
|The young Deneuve in les Parapluies de Cherbourg (sigh)|
I've never seen the film, it's supposed to be good, but I can fanboy over la belle Deneuve all day long. I have been to Cherbourg twice on sailing expeditions with my dad. It's a typical port city with not much to offer it, but it's in France and there's some interesting harbour fortifications on the breakwaters.
No bonus points on this one, it's my second balloon ride and we've been drinking Italian reds to go with some mighty fine stripling steaks recently. But's she's my balloon ride ticket to the Summit and what ever the Snowlord has in store for me.