So, earlier this month, one of my LGS, Hairy Tarantula, held a painting contest for all of its usual customers currently stuck in lockdown. The rules were simple: purchase a single model from the store, paint it up, and then send a picture, along with a picture of proof of purchase, to the contest organizers, who would then judge the results and announce the winners on social media.
While I was tempted to go for something vaguely Sororita-y, I wanted to take a break from painting Sisters of Battle, and instead wanted to try something different. As fate would have it, I had been considering getting the model for Inquisitor Kyria Draxus– what with her fancy armour,
looted borrowed Eldar weaponry, pet dragon and mysterious lack of hair– for quite a while now, and so decided to use her as my entry for the painting contest.
I had been mulling over possible colour scheme options when someone on Discord mentioned that, if painted with dark skin, Kyria Draxus kind of reminded them of Okoye from Black Panther.Continue reading