I missed my normal Sunday posting yesterday. Well, I say that it's "normal", but the truth of it is that I probably post on a Monday or Tuesday more often than I make the Sunday deadline.
Anyway, I have a valid excuse this time: I spent pretty much all of Sunday chaperoning my second son to the Scottish Junior Chess "MegaFinal" in Airdrie. Despite its name, this is effectively the first serious round of the competition for those that qualify from school chess clubs. Winners from the megafinal then go on to a "GigaFinal" in northern England and, if they win that, to a UK "TeraFinal" (?). Anyway, my boy won 1, drew 1 and lost 4 of 6 matches, so he won't be progressing further this time. Still, we enjoyed the day out.
So, limited time this evening - what to show?
Here's another piece of 7th Voyage goodness that I've just completed. This time it's Medea, the sorceress.
When Jason and the Argonauts reached Colchis on the final leg of their search for the golden fleece, the sorcerer king Aeëtes was suspicious of the strangers and rejected their requests. However, his daughter Medea fell in love with Jason and used her own magical powers to assist the adventurers in stealing the fleece and escaping. It all ended very unhappily: she killed her young brother and threw bits of his body overboard to delay the pursuing Colchian ships. This, together with an escalating series of murders caused Jason and Medea to be cursed by the gods and each to die unhappily and alone.
My Medea is a Foundry 28mm figure. Technically, this is a model of the goddess Hera from one of their Greek Mythology packs, but she looks like a sorceress to me. Medea holds a mirror in one hand and a short rod or wand in the other. I've tried to paint her wand as if it were made of marble and tipped at each end with bronze. As befits her royal status, her dress is a rich red, edged with white and gold. She also wears a tiara. Altogether she exudes power and I wouldn't want her to be angry with me!