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03155: Vandora Waverunner, Pirate
Pingo posted a topic in Show Off: PaintingYet another of the Conga Line of half-finished minis, finished. This is Reaper 03155, Vandora Waverunner, Pirate. She's painted up for a player who wanted a female pirate figure who was sensibly dressed. The character comes from an area of the world with hyperbolic geometry -- basically a like an M. C. Escher lithograph. There are a few clues to this on the figure. For one, her hat is impossible. No fault of the sculptor for not knowing, but that's a shape based on a relatively recent misunderstanding of an old 2-D image of a plain old three-cornered hat seen from an odd angle, which has been propagated and exaggerated through visual tropes until people don't see anything weird about it. It is, therefore, very useful as a visual clue to the bent space of the character's origins. The other clue is her map, which is a graph of hyperbolic geometry. All the angles are right angles, and yet they form regular hexagons instead of squares. I played some with reflections on her too, in the sword and the shading on the hat trim, both of which reflect her scarlet coat in different ways. Original WIP here.