Friday, 20 May 2016

Adira, Dark Champion

I bumped into Annie last night, in her shop of all places! Whilst proudly showing off the new ogre female miniatures that she's had beautifully painted by Paul Cubbin, she whipped out  her newly received, hot of the press Adira, Dark Champion 28mm miniature.

Beautifully sculpted and cast in a lightweight, slightly flexible resin that captures the detail extremely well (those of you familiar with Prodos castings will know what I mean), Adira comes with a choice of arms and heads. 

Head one is largely bald with a long flowing top knot, head two has a wonderful barbute style helmet with forward pointing horns that put me in mind of an angry bull!

There is a choice of three arms, a left, a right and an odd. Left and right arms are wafting around a couple of nasty looking axes. I think these will attach in a variety of positions to get some real animation into the pose. What really sold me on this figure though. is the third arm (I use that term advisedly; Octopus tentacles are arms, not legs - see, This blog can be educational too!). 

Ok, this isn't an octopus tentacle by any means. It's a writhing mass of fleshy tendril that ends in a slavering maw. Semantics. It's a real clincher. As soon as I spotted the appendage I knew the figure had to be mine, and I'm proud to say this is the first one sold. I think they're not technically available until the Partizan show this Sunday.

Really looking forward to trying out a few poses this weekend (then I'll try some on the model!) and getting it daubed in paint. 

Watch this space...

Adira, Dark Champion will be available from Bad Squiddo Games very soon. Get yours  quickly there is a limited amount available at the moment.


  1. Personal gripe, but if folks are worried about realistic garb, they should similarly worry about the weapons. Male or female, I'm tired of seeing folks armed with edged surfboards, ironing boards, axes that would be unliftable etc. But, I know that is a minority opinion...and the tentacle could probably handle them.

  2. I know what you mean. A lot of fantasy figures are way over the top.
    I've just assembled and undercoated Adira. I put the tentacle on the right arm so that I could use the smaller of the two axes, which is in her left hand. It's a little big, but not silly.

    It may seem daft to some people to moan about a big axe when the other arm is a tentacle, but I prefer the mundane elements of my fantasy to be believable.

  3. I'm incredibly jealous you got one of these early. :)

    1. Yep, it was a case of right place, right time. I assume the general release has been delayed by Annie moving into her new office. Hopefully the figure will be available soon.