I was pretty tired yesterday after Community Days in DuBois, PA. However, I did have a little time to assemble and basecoat Gretel von X. The model didn’t have many mold lines, at least not any I was going to fret about. It fit together easily, and has a lot of good detail. Should be fun to paint.
Gretel von X and her twin sister Oberst Ilsa von X are the daughters of Hugo. Records of their mother have been purged. They were nine years old when the war began. Hugo von X was even in those early years of the War possessed of feverish visions of the V-4 retrovirus. Believing he had stumbled onto the fountain of youth, von X injected both of his children with an experimental serum derived from a stolen sample of the compound that the Cosmists developed to create the Siberian Supermen. Gretel was the lucky one. She retained her intellect and beauty and became inhumanly strong, fast, and tough. Ilsa became faster and stonger but her skin was marred by the chemical and her face became a mask of horror. Both girls adore their father and stand at his side in support of his goals. They trained in the arts of war throughout their late teen years, becoming brilliant tacticians, leaders, and deadly foes. They would lay down her life without hesitation for their father, SWD, and the Reich. Ilsa commands the defense of Gibraltar with her hordes of Sturmzombies, face hidden behind a mask. Gretel is the operations officer for the Gibraltar compound and Hugo’s right hand.