For the Swashbuckler and the Knight I wanted to do something important for teaching my children. Minorities are very underrepresented in Science Fiction and Fantasy, which I find odd because many of us were outcasts ourselves and we should fully understand the value of inclusion. The Swashbuckler was painted with Latino skin tones while the Knight was painted with African skin tones. I chose these two models for this treatment for two reasons.
First, and most importantly, these character classes have very little baggage associated with them. Swashbucklers are known as heroic fighters with defeat their enemies with style, while Knights are generally viewed as virtuous warriors upholding the honorable code of chivalry. I did not want to create any negative implications with the chosen models.
Second, many of the Talisman models are modeled with Anglo features, which would make it difficult to paint them in a manner that would fit the traditional racial features I wanted to portray in a realistic manner.
But anyway, without further ado, here they are:
And for anyone that missed them in my warseer project log, here is the first batch of Talisman models I painted: