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Bad Squiddo Games16 Apr 2019 11:38 a.m. PST

These two ladies (in two variants each) were sculpted and then painted by John Morris AKA Monkey Spirals.

I'm really happy with them, it was nice to do something a bit different.

You can get em here

Lucrezia Borgia was the daughter of future pope Alexander VI, and her three marriages into influential families helped build the political power of her own family. Historians debate whether or not Borgia was an active participant in her notorious family's crimes, but interest in her has inspired countless works of art, books, and films.

One of the rumours was that she was a fan of poisoning people via poison concealed in her hollow ring…. that sounds familiar hey?

Caterina Sforza was born in Milan in early 1463, the illegitimate daughter of Galeazzo Maria Sforza by his mistress, Lucrezia Landriani. Her life was… colourful. Well worth further reading. She held various posts of political and military power, with many, many murders under her belt.

My favourite part of the story (for it's awful) was during a seige where her children were captured and being threatened, she lifted her skirt, grabbed her crotch and declared that she possessed the instruments to make more. So there you go.

The connection to someone else in our range, Lucrezi Borgia, is that her son was due to marry her. She refused to allow this to happen and fell out with the pope over it, then of course tried to poison him. She liked poison. And torture!


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Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2019 11:57 a.m. PST

Very nice!

platypus01au16 Apr 2019 2:12 p.m. PST

Molto bene!

Grelber16 Apr 2019 2:12 p.m. PST

Wish I could paint like that! <Sigh>

I like that these, like many of your other figures, are facially pretty in the way the ladies I work with are pretty. I do remember the early female figures from the '70s and '80s that were really, well, ugly. On the other hand, they don't look like they moonlight as super models when they aren't dismembering people with blades so huge Conan would find them daunting. Nor do they look like their retinue includes a make-up artist and a hair dresser.

I also appreciate the fact that they aren't built like the balloon busted Ral Partha Amazons from the '80s. link

Clothing is also reasonable for their time periods. No skirts slit to the upper thigh! I've fixed things like that with green stuff, but would rather not bother.

I like the rogue/assassin version of Lucrezia, who looks rather like a character I once wrote a story about. Yeah, I may have to break down and buy her.


Vigilant17 Apr 2019 5:27 a.m. PST

Great figures as ever.

Bad Squiddo Games17 Apr 2019 9:42 a.m. PST

Hooray, thank you!


SOB Van Owen18 Apr 2019 9:40 a.m. PST

If you want to set Game of Thrones in Renaissance Italy, this gives you Cersei Lanisteri and Arya Stargia.

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