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[EN/PL] The thing about the Schratt/Skrat / Rzecz o Skrzatach (Northumbrian Tin Soldier - The Woodsman)

Welcome!It's weekend, it's evening time, so it's time for a new entry at DwarfCrypt!Today I invite you to the next model from Northumbrian Tin Soldier, this time another model from the Nightfolks series.This time a grotesque gentleman who can serve as a hangman, woodsmen or a common adventurer ;-)The Miniature also has something from dwarf/gnome/kobold or ... a (in en. evil hause elf?) And these character from Germanic demonology in today's entry.schratt I invite you!Schratts are known from the German-speaking regions of the Alpine region and were probably one of the kobold varieties.        As it is said that the Kobolds had two natures - good and bad, so the Schratts are known almost exclusively from dislike to people (or hostility!).They could attack lonely hikers, lose them in forest and mountain wilderness, change road signs, and in the worst cases, kill and eat their victims.       The German-speaking population, as well as the Poles from

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[EN/PL] Mother Holle (Frau Holle) - The Germanic Goddess of Death and Renewal, Weaver of Fate and Fortune / Holle - Germańska Bogini Śmierci i Odrodzenia, Tkaczka Losu i Fortuny (Northumbrian Tin Soldier The Beardfolk #3)

Hello to you!Today I return to the Beardfolks models received from David from Northumbrian Tin Soldier. For painting, I chose one of the more armored figures from those painted so far, depicting the dwarven commanding officer, queen or high-born.I recommend you visit:Northumbrian Tin Soldier FBhttps://www.northumbriantinsoldier.com/I do not know why but for the first time when I saw this model in the raw state I associated with the image of one of the Germanic goddesses (yes, I am a great admirer of Germanic and Nordic mythology) about which I would like to tell my Honorable Visitors today.I cordially invite you!I think that many people may know Mother Holle (Frau Holle from German) from the fairy tale of the Grimm bros.She is an old woman living in the world at the bottom of a well. It is said that anyone who enters her kingdom will be rewarded with exactly what he deserves, whether it is good or bad.        Interestingly, Mother Holle is actually a very old Goddess. Its roots are so

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[EN/PL] The Black Goat of the Woods / Czarna Koza z Lasu (Northumbrian Tin Soldier)

Hello everyone!It's weekend, it's evening time, so it's time for a new entry at DwarfCrypt!Today I invite you to the next model from Northumbrian Tin Soldier, this time not the Beardfolks but Nightfolks series. Black Goat my Dears, quite grotesque and fairytale, but these are also cute models from the Nightfolks series.I listen recently (at nights!) an audiobook with stories by the master H.P. Lovecraft, that's why today's model I will devote to one of the deities - Shub-Niggurath, or Black Goat from the Wood.I cordially invite you!Shub-Niggurath, "The Black Goat of the Wood with Thousand Descendants", or "The Black Ram of the Forest" is one of the deities in the Cthulhu Mythology by H.P. Lovecraft.The first mention of Goat from the Forest comes from the short story The Last Test (1928). The Goddess has never been accurately described in Lovecraft's prose, but her name is often mentioned or summoned during rituals. As a character, he appears in other authors who co-create Mythology - August Derleth, Robert Bl

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[EN/PL] The thing about Gnomes / Rzecz o Gnomach (Northumbrian Tin Soldier The Beardfolk #2)

Hello everyone!It's weekend. So there is a new entry on DwarfCrypt! I am very pleased to introduce youDear visitors, another two dwarves from the "Beardfolk" series received from David from Northumbrian Tin SoldierThis time is a Shaman and beard warrior miniatures.Today I would like to tell a little about the history of Gnomes in European folklore.Gnomes, creatures similar to Dwarves and Kobolds. And I could end it, because ... gnomes have never been in legends and myths :)       In the XV century, a physician, charlatan and alchemist known under the pseudonym Paracelsus invented the gnomes as a manifestation of the Earth Elemental. There is nothing about hooded dwarves, miners and treasures hidden deep underground. These Elementals turned into stone after contact with the sun's rays.Known for fantasy, today's gnomes, is the invention of nineteenth-century writers. At that time, the American Nathaniel Hawthrone in the collection Twice-Told Tales from 1837 determined that Gnomes are cr

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[EN/PL] The thing about Kobolds / Rzecz o Koboldach #1 (Northumbrian Tin Soldier The Beardfolk)

I warmly welcome!Today, I invite you to the first entry about Kobolds! Close cousins of dwarves, of whom I already have a few bands in my collection, that's why the choice fell on this legendary breed known from European folklore.       I recently received a shipment from Northumbrian Tin Soldier, which is the home of the excellent "Nightfolk" series with dark fantasy miniatures. Old School + atmospheric design!In the middle of these packages, in addition to "Nightfolks" I got a whole series of "Beardfolks", bearded gentlemen and women who will feed my ranks of kobolds (Thanks David!).The first painted two in the pictures below - I added shields to the original models that have no traditional dwarves motifs, but Celtic-Welsh. That's how it will be in my kobolds team ;-)Kobolds, or other dwarves, ghosts, malicious house dwarfs or gnomes guarding underground treasures.Kobolds are figures from German folklore, but nowadays we often find them in fantasy literature and role-playing games. Forme

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