by Fulvio PAGLIETTINI
I have painted this figure, slightly modifying an old miniature of a medieval metal soldier in 54 mm., thinking of an adventure for the RPG of Game of Thrones , based on the wonderful Fantasy series of George R.R. Martin, full of heraldry and rival aggressive Noble Houses.
The idea was to represent one of the character based on a RPG adventure played together with a group of friends.His name is Fulvius(...) and is a descendant of and old Nobleman from the Baratheon Family, a secondary branch...who was allowed to create his own Noble House, cause of his bravery in battle, but then was given at first only a seemingly barren land to rule over in the far and cold north, surrounded by wooden forests and tormented by a continuous winter climate, just near The Wall, that protects the known world from all the strange creatures, the warlike Wildlings, the fabled and terrible Others and whatever else live outside the civilization...well, not a good place where to set a castle and a land as his own possession and new home, but maybe he will start loving that place little by little.
The colors, after a light primer coat, are acrylics - in some points- and - mainly- oils, plus many and many washes made in various days. The terrain of the base is scratchbuilt.The helmet and the armor have been slightly modified to make the figure appear more aggressive and warlike.The setting of the photos is placed just in the valley outside my window...
In the photos, at times he fiercely show his face outside the helm, like a picture in a frame, while the imposing mountains defining his territory remain in the background, but he more often gaze at the high verdant range and think doubtfully of what horrorible, barbarian people or creature may come down from there at night , the next winter , to put in peril his first castle, Wood Keep.