Thank you so much, I totally see what you mean about the executioner feel to the big guy. Especially with the way he is standing and holding a giant ax, now he has a mask on, there is a definite air that someone's head is about to go on the block.
A couple of thoughts about the models:
I really love the fact that the models come with their own unique Arena Rex bases. It really gives a feel that this is a different type of game than other miniature games we know. It works for me.
My only issue is that since each model is a unique character with its own card, and I intend to teach the game to people who haven't played before, I would have liked to be able to write the name of each character on the back of the base. But because of the intentation on the base lips, that doesn't seem feasible. I will just have to remind people who is who if they forget.
Looking at Medusa, one thing I feel like I need to do is replace her spear haft with a metal rod. As it is in resin now, it is super wobbly and impossible to keep straight. It's like rubber. But I actually like doing things like that, so I look forward to it. Just have to find some rod of the right thickness.
The Medusa model is really tremendous I think. She has a uniquely disturbing otherworldly quality to her.