I haven't posted for a while due to a fairly hectic social life and work load - but I've still managed to do some painting in my spare time! The next nugget to be extracted from the lead mountain was this beastie from Asgard:
A lot of the early Asgard figures were quite coarse, but this one is quite well sculpted I think. It certainly painted up well - just the usual Citadel base paints, then washes and highlighting - although I wish I'd been braver with the shield, and done my own design on it. As it is, I've chickened out and used a transfer (actually from a Warhammer 40k Space Marine transfer set!). The base is just some small stones from the garden, some flock from a railway basing set and some thin strands of stick for the reeds.
It is actually quite a striking figure - literally! - with a very dramatic pose, which I haven't seen any other sculptor use. It is unusual, and makes for a very long figure base, which perhaps accounts for why it wasn't a particularly popular figure. I know Viking Forge still produce it, but on my travels I've only seen my copy of the figure and maybe one or two other pictures of it.