This is the Northfjorder, a "russet-bearded, axe-wielding demon of a warrior" riding a huge brown bear.
Sometimes you get models which are an absolute joy to paint, and this was one of those. Even on the tricky bits it seemed to come together relatively quickly which I think helped me really get in to the painting. I also used my airbrush for the first time in anger on an important commission, and I think the effect on the bear's fur has really been enhanced by using it. The NMM, however, was all hand painted using a hairy stick, so all those blends were brush painted.
You can also find him on Putty & Paint if you fancy voting: http://www.puttyandpaint.com/projects/3998