This is a 1/10 resin bust of a Viking shieldmaiden, from Korean firm Nuts Planet. The figure is probably based on the character Lagertha in the TV series, The Vikings. Lagertha was, according to legend, a Viking shieldmaiden from what is now Norway, and the onetime wife of famed raider Ragnar Lodbrok.
The resin casting is beautiful. There are only nine pieces, which is typical of figure modelling, but as you can see there’s a wealth of detail.
I’ve ordered a round, yew base, which should make an attractive contrast to the kit’s black plinth, and ‘echo’ the shape of the shield.
Paints used are Vallejo Model Color and Vallejo Games Color, with Cadmium Red, Cadmium Orange, Lampblack, Naples Yellow, and Titanium White artist’s oil colours.
I ran a short WIP thread in Groups at http://imodeler.com/groups/figures/forum/topic/shieldmaiden/ if you’d like further details of the project.
10 additional images. Click to enlarge.