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Modelling, Musings

Female soldiers finally get to lead from the front


How sexy in a non-sexy way is this model? Bloody love it.

How sexy in a non-sexy way is this model? Bloody love it.

In my previous article, I covered how poorly women are treated when they are being portrayed as warriors, or soldiers. In it, I finished with the fact that a company as small as Victoria Miniatures could produce high-quality miniatures that featured women as soldiers in the Arcadian military, without making them sexy, without making mannish and whilst making them look damn cool.

Well, Victoria Miniatures  have gone and done it again. They’ve produced (in limited numbers unfortunately) what I have to say is one of the best-looking and most glorious female soldier models on the market. She’s not sexy, she actually has clothes that cover her entire body and she’s in a pose that isn’t provocative in the slightest.

The Colonel is only available at Adepticon 2015, but I’m sure that somebody will be selling theirs on e-bay and that there will be a lot of bids. This is the sort of character model that will look great leading a bloody charge into the enemy’s guns, scything down her opponents with her sword, whilst blasting a clear path with her gun.

Yet again I ask the question. Why can’t larger companies bring out models that are this good? I can’t wait to see what else Victoria has up her sleeve!

About mattsylvester

Father of two beautiful daughters and married to the beautiful Karen, Matthew has been reading and writing fantasy and science fiction since he first read the Hobbit at the age of 7. Matthew was Features Editor, Technical Consultant and regular columnist for magazines such as ‘Fighters’, ‘Combat’, ‘TKD & Korean Martial Arts’ and ‘Traditional Karate’. These are the four leading martial arts magazines in the United Kingdom. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed 'Practical Taekwondo: Back to the Roots', which has been sold around the world. With regard to his martial arts background he has been studying martial arts since 1991. In 1995 he hosted Professor Rick Clark of the ADK and since then has been studying pressure points and their uses in the martial arts and on the street (initially as a Special Constable and as a Door Supervisor). All of this practical hands-on experience means that he is uniquely placed to write fight scenes that are not only plausible but some of which are based on personal or anecdotal experience. Matthew has had a number of short stories published by Fringe Works, KnightWatch Press, Anderfam Press and Emby Press.

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