When Francis came into the world, he came in quietly. As an infant, he rarely cried and as a boy he rarely spoke. "The lads a thinker" his mum would say. "The lads plotting revenge. Has been since the day he was born," his father would respond, beaming proudly.
When he grew into a man, Fran took up the sword, determined that one day he would be a great warrior.
Driven by an anger that simmered just beneath the surface, he charged head long into battle without regard to the odds of his winning or losing.
There was in fact only one thing that scared Francis. And that one thing was matrimony. "Commitment. I hate that fecking word" he would say. "You won't be able to escape it forever" his friend Vinnie would reply. "Just watch me" Fran would answer. "I've gotta go kill something" and picking up his sword he'd storm out into the woods muttering under his breath "Damn women, they do my head in."
This is a 30mm figure from Dark Sword Miniatures sculpted by Tom Meier. It is part of the George RR Martin Masterworks collection and is Martin's conception of the character Bronn from the Game of Thrones.
This is the first of the Fran series. Fran will have a wolf companion named FUBAR after his own dog and I'm working on painting that for the second time now. I will also be painting up the Lancelot mounted and foot figures from Meiers Arthurian collection to represent Fran when he battles the dragon.
This is really a sad time for me as it is Easter week and I miss my home most over this particular holiday. Doing this blog giveaway has helped to distract me from my inner feelings and have made things more bearable. So I'd like to give a sincere Thank You to all who have visited my blog over this past week.