Warp Miniatures: Beasts of the British Isles Part 2
Diesen Monat gibt es direkt den zweiten Teil der britischen Folklore Reihe die Warp Miniatures im August auf Patreon gestartet hat.
September 2022 – Beasts of the British Isles (Part 2)
Hey folks, hope you are all well!
I’m delighted to show to you the last release for the theme for August and September 2022 – The Beasts of the British Isles! For these two sets I’ll be exploring the folklore of my native land and bring you a selection of monsters from England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. This is a set I’ve wanted to do for a very long time, and I hope you enjoy what is to come!
First up, we have the Buggane, a sea troll from the Isle of Man. Trolls and troll-like creatures are common throughout northern European folklore, and this dangerous fellow is no exception. Shapeshifters and magic users, the Buggane most famously did battle with the great Irish giant Finn McCool, who fled back to Ireland over the sea.
Other folk who are common throughout British and European folklore are the Fae, or faeries. A mysterious, magical people, they are both antagonists and helpers towards the people of Britain. I sculpted a proud Faery Lord, inspired by the Gentleman with the Thistledown Hair from the fantastic book ‚Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell‘ by Susanna Clarke. In the book the fae are unworldly, cruel creatures, how will you make yours?
Next up we return back to the Isle of Man for a more lighthearted entry to our list – Gef the Talking Mongoose. A poltergeist-like creature that inhabited a farmhouse in the early 20th century, Gef became famous throughout the world for his hijinks and cheeky nature. I learned about Gef whilst listening to my favourite podcast, „The Last Podcast on the Left“, and thought he’d be a fantastic addition to the set. I’m not making this up, check it out!
The Green Knight is a figure from Arthurian legend – a mysterious warrior who challenged Sir Gawain to a contest of honour. He’s also an interpretation of the Green Man, an ancient nature deity often seen carved upon buildings throughout Europe.
And lastly, the Lambton Worm is a draconic beast from the north of England, who is slain by a brave knight who cast it into the well many years before. It’s a great story, and dragons are another common theme in folklore throughout Britain and beyond.
I hope you enjoy this release as much as I enjoyed sculpting them!
Quelle: Warp Miniatures bei Patreon