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Ral Partha Female Fighter in impractical armor

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An old Ral Partha lady warrior I painted for the Morihalda Challenge. I'm happy with her eyes (only two tries!), but she seems kinda washed out in the pictures. I need to play with the light box more.

 

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I once had a 2e barbarian dude who took a dead wizard's bracers AC 0 and ring of protection +5.  Given he already had a Dex bonus and a ring of warmth this made him AC -9 completely unarmored... so I made him buck naked on the grounds that this was more intimidating to his enemies.

 

Somewhere out there, Thorvar the Unclothed still wanders the frozen north.

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Looks like a lot of adventuring took place at the beach back in the day.

 

Always fun to see an oldie painted up. Nice basing too.

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 I used to have that figure...

  She was I think my third or fourth ever conversion - I hacked off the shield and replaced it with a round one from some Greeks and then painted her up like Red Sonja... 'Cuz it's a well-known scientific fact that wearing a chainmail bikini for too long turns your hair fire engine red.

 

 

35 minutes ago, buglips*the*goblin said:

I once had a 2e barbarian dude who took a dead wizard's bracers AC 0 and ring of protection +5.  Given he already had a Dex bonus and a ring of warmth this made him AC -9 completely unarmored... so I made him buck naked on the grounds that this was more intimidating to his enemies.

 

Somewhere out there, Thorvar the Unclothed still wanders the frozen north.

 

 And Kelto of the Woad still charges into battle wearing nothing but his bracers and ring and blue war paint...  I'd say that great minds think alike, but butt-nekid berserkers of both sexes were a popular archetype in 2e...  ::D:

 

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As you know there are two theories:

1) It is actually a Bikini +5 of Dragon Hide and appereances can be misleading

2) It is actually her underwear made of chain since chain is a very common (!) clothing material in the ancient world and she was caught sleeping or at some other socially awkward  moment.

 

Still, these two theories do not explain the great painting skill at work here which should be congratulated. ^_^ 

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I see nothing impractical about this!

 

It gives her great dexterity while in a fight and could also prove to be distracting to her opponents!

 

Nice work!

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