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Isblomma of Winter - From the World of House of Seasons

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I recently did a complete overhaul of Isblomma with a new Superduck head and Phicen/TBLeague body.  2nd of the new House of Seasons figures.  Some back story on the House of Seasons as well as Alice of Autumn can be found at http://onesixthfigures.forumotion.com/t755-alice-of-autumn-from-the-world-of-house-of-seasons. (But some of you already know that  Wink )



The frozen northern lands of Winter remain a bit of an enigma, even to the other great families of the House of Seasons.  It is a warrior culture that greatly prizes strength and martial prowess, often said to be honed by the cold and unforgiving conditions of the north.  Communities are tight knit and the people's aloof stoicism can seem very alienating to outsiders.  And no one exemplifies this more than the royal family of The House of Winter.  Gifted with near bottomless reserves of arcane energies and an affinity for powerful dark magiks, their large curved animal-like horns only add to their already towering height and intimidating presence.  

At the battle of Equinox, Queen Hillevi was said to have stood upon the wall as it rose from the ground, channeling much of the ritual energies that created the Sea of Glass.  As it ripped across the continent, it divided the northern territories, and many were cut off and lost to the blight.  While almost all survivors in the other three kingdoms agree that it was a necessary sacrifice, many people of the north resent the decision and genuinely believe they would have persevered and eventually overcome Barlow's forces with brute strength alone.  King Eerikki himself was on the front lines, far east of the wall when it was erected, and was presumed dead until he returned a week later.  Naked and carrying only his legendary warhammer, he emerged from the wilderness, crossed the sea of glass barefoot, and scaled the wall with his bare hands, before returning home.  To this day he has never once expressed any doubt about his wife's decision on the wall.  

Isblomma is the heir to the House of Winter.  She is inhumanly strong, and while she struggles with control and precision, her massive magik energies make her a supernatural destructive force of nature in sheer power alone.  Monotone and never showing any signs of emotion, she is usually seen as aloofly beautiful and terrifying.  In reality, she is a bit shy, and has no sense at all that she comes across as intimidating.  The friends she makes at Balefire University are in fact the first she's ever had, and she is fairly surprised by how important they have become to her.















































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Great new character. Once again, the look is fantasy, yet not overly fantastical, and is given a sense of complexity and weathering. The props are great. And the horns on the head rather than on the skull mask were a nice surprise.


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I really like the skull combined with the white whispy hair (or skirt) and all the accessories.

She looks much stronger/broader than Alice, is it because the body was combined with a smaller head? Also the head looks more 'realistic', I guess Alice might be another race with other facial features?

Guess she will also look cool (cool, haha) in winter with some snow, maybe ice pieces and some blue light.

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Very Cool character and story line, indeed the horns on the HS was a nice surprise.


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Love it! Creepy but beautiful.

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Damned cool work there, Rev.

You've got one hellacious active imagination...and I must admit to being a bit envious.

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GubernatorFan wrote:Great new character. Once again, the look is fantasy, yet not overly fantastical, and is given a sense of complexity and weathering. The props are great. And the horns on the head rather than on the skull mask were a nice surprise.

Thank you GubernatorFan! I will admit, I was feeling pretty clever with how the mask fits around the horns.  And I'm glad the aesthetic is working.  It will come out as the cast grows, and I get into more group photos, but the House of Seasons world is a weird mix of modern and fantasy elements.  The skyline of Equinox is a mix of fantastic towers with medieval architecture and huge sky scrapers.  Technology and magic developed side by side, and both are fairly common, often intermixed in interesting ways.  They royal families probably have the most classically fantasy designs, since they're most rooted in magic  and old traditions, but I'm glad they still maintain some of those "other" elements to keep if from being too classically fantasy.

Ovy wrote:I really like the skull combined with the white whispy hair (or skirt) and all the accessories.

She looks much stronger/broader than Alice, is it because the body  was combined with a smaller head? Also the head looks more 'realistic', I guess Alice might be another race with other facial features?

Guess she will also look cool (cool, haha) in winter with some snow, maybe ice pieces and some blue light.

Thanks Ovy!  She is actually much taller and more muscular than Alice (and a bunch of other characters you'll be seeing soon).  There are 4 characters I have so far that use the new smaller Phicen bodies, that scale right with the OE heads.  Isblomma uses the newer Phicen S22A body.  It's significantly more defined and muscular, and a ways taller than Alice and the rest.  I wanted to go even taller, but anything I did to extend the legs just looked unnatural and weird. But that difference in physique is a defining trait that I wanted to to be visually apparent.  That head looking too realistic was actually a big concern though.  I had hoped to keep the whole line fairly stylized, but since the Original Effects heads I used for a lot of the other characters are smaller, they just weren't an option for the much taller Isblomma.  I had hoped the Superduck head was stylized enough to not be too jarring a difference, but I'm afraid I might be.

Come winter, I definitely plan to get some good outdoor pics in the snow. But I just couldn't wait to get some photos now and share!

BAD WOLF-787 wrote:Very Cool character and story line, indeed the horns on the HS was a nice surprise.

Thanks Bad Wolf! I love that her horns have gone over well!

delusional wrote:Love it! Creepy but beautiful.

Thank you Delusional! Beautiful and creepy means I nailed what i was going for.  Exactly how she should come across.

dadrab wrote:Damned cool work there, Rev.

You've got one hellacious active imagination...and I must admit to being a bit envious.

Thanks much Dadrab!  I've got all these ideas scrambling to get out, and between the figures and the stories, it's really great for me to have the opportunity to share them.  So it means a lot to me when you guys check them out and enjoy them!

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She´s Fantastic ! Love the Character and Poses... but never open a Magic Book that is locked Laughing The Headsculpt is Great, like her nose

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Freaking awesome. Another amazing character and design. Really enjoying the background and history so far.


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Great looking character and backstory...I said it on your Autumn thread, this is a great storyline! You have definitely put alot of time and thought into this and it shows! As always, waiting for more!

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Great revision Reverend.
The filtered photos just adds to the mood of the theme.
Fantastic addition to the house of seasons and looking forward to seeing more members from you !
Truly refreshing work !


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Ephiane wrote:She´s Fantastic ! Love the Character and Poses... but never open a Magic Book that is locked Laughing The Headsculpt is Great, like her nose

She does have a cute nose, right?  Thanks so much Ephiane!  I take to heart any compliments from you on fantasy figures. And i feel like "never open a Magic Book that is locked" is REALLY good survival advice.  Although in this case, it is a House of Winter family grimoire.  The lock is mainly to keep its secrets (the great families can be vary protective of certain spells), but it really would be be dangerous to most other witches. Activating spells from scrolls or grimoires without either having the magik reserves or the ability to channel it from somewhere is catastrophic, and will devour every last bit of life in them.  Isblomma is one of the few witches alive who is capable of using that book.  

Stryker2011 wrote:Freaking awesome. Another amazing character and design. Really enjoying the background and history so far.

Thank you Stryker!  So glad you're digging it!

Mr. Razz wrote:Great looking character and backstory...I said it on your Autumn thread, this is a great storyline! You have definitely put alot of time and thought into this and it shows! As always, waiting for more!

Thank you Razz!  It's all stuff that's been rattling around in my head for years, and feels good to type it out and share it.  So glad you're enjoying!

Allotropos wrote:Great revision Reverend.
The filtered photos just adds to the mood of the theme.
Fantastic addition to the house of seasons and looking forward to seeing more members from you !
Truly refreshing work !

Thanks much Allotropos!  I'm hoping this is the "final form."  LOL.  I always want to add some atmosphere in after shooting, but have to resist overdoing it and losing the figure's details.  I feel like I'm finally starting to get it right.  I have another 4 characters I'm hoping to have up soon, and so excited to share.  Glad you're enjoying!

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I got that superduck head sculpt loose and haven't really figured out what to do with it when I got it because it looked too anime with the hair. Your design and style transforms the sculpt to make it more detail. Really amazing work!

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Another stylish piece, Rev! Great job!

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