Saturday, 9 May 2015

No Zombie, No Cry!



A slight break from the recent form of showing works in progress languishing on the paint table, I thought I would actually share a completed miniature - shock, horror!  Sadly this is not a welcome return to more regular blogging habits, the trials and tribulations of real life still plague the day job, but I wanted to take this opportunity to help promote, 'East Street Games' and their new venture.

This ‘Survivor’ was passed to me at 'Salute 2015' by Clint of 'Anything but a One!' fame; he had recently showcased a couple of games of 'Bullets and Brains' on his blog, when the creators and designers came down to visit his club.  When Clint duly repaid the courtesy and dropped by to say hello at their stand at Salute he was handed a starter set of survivors from their new range of miniatures - generous indeed!


Clint was planning to pass them on to Bloggers and Gamers that have a predilection for all things undead and very kindly passed one to me when we first met up.*

*I have to confess that at the time I was more interested in the fudge he had in his bag at the time!  


Once safely home, I had a closer look at my swag and initially felt a little underwhelmed and even wondered what scale he actually was; the pose has our survivor leaning into an attack and so appears shorter than he is.  That said the casting is good and clean and required very little work to prepare for painting.**

**Something that came a blessed relief after my recent hassle with the 'Warlord Games Clubmen' that I had been working on.


It is funny how, with familiarity of subject, one's opinions change and as I started to work on this little chap, I became more and more enamoured by him as previously unnoticed detail started to emerge and an idea started to form in my tired and addled brain.  Something about the sculpting of his headgear reminded me of a Rastafarian bonnet and suddenly a character was created!  Now complete, I’m rather taken with it and look forward to one day reuniting him with his zombie alter-ego when Clint and I next meet up.

So here's to the generosity of Clint and 'East Street Games', best of luck with the new venture chaps!




47 comments:

  1. This rasta hunter is wonderful!

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    1. That is very kind of you Phil, thank you.

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  3. Lovely work Sir Michael.
    You do both Clint and East Street Games proud.
    Great idea to paint him as a Rasta!

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    1. Thank you Bob, always difficult to shift an idea when it gets hold!

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  4. By Jah, I and I think you have done a top job on this fella Mr Awdry.

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  5. Stunning stuff Sir Awdry. I'm really looking forward to this game coming out, thanks to Clint's blog posts, and your wonderful Rasta paintjob makes me even more eager to get my hands on the thing :-)

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    1. Thank you Simon, I have to say that I'm interested now, the simplicity of it appeals to me.

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  6. Hola
    Que bueno el rastafari,con un cuchillo a por los zombies
    buena si señor
    un saludo

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  7. Nice to see something different than your usual survivor type. A nice touch Michael.

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    1. Thank you Mark, it's funny how inspiration strikes in the strangest of places!

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  8. Nice paint job on a simple figure!

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    1. Thank you Anne, sometimes the simple sculpts give you more room to develop your own character.

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  9. Splendid absolutely splendid.

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    1. I'm pleased that you approve and thank you again!

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  10. Great modeling, and fun to view, sir.

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    1. Thank you Jay, always looking to raise a smile. ;)

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  11. Great job there. I love it when a figure develops a character.

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    1. Thank you Mike, I couldn't agree more, always a blast when something unexpected happens.

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  12. Great job love the jacket on him. I am working on a female officer and zombie co partner :)

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    1. Thank you Simon, looking forward to seeing yours too.

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  13. I think he should be called Ed after our reggae-loving pub local.

    I totally agree with you about Clint's fudge!!!

    Pip pip

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    1. I was thinking Bob myself, but I see where you are coming from.

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  14. What a great looking figure!! I just love his watch!

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    1. Thank you Ray, good spot there Sir, what keen eyes you have!

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  15. Wonderful work Michael! He really looks the part.

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  16. Looks great and love the blog post title. :)

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  17. He looks great, Michael. Amazing details and colors.

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    1. Thank you Dean, it was great fun to do too.

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  18. I looked at the casting photo and thought meeh but your right lots of detail just waiting to be brought to life and you did a cracking job doing just that

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian, I think it is easy to dismiss a miniature because it doesn't have details dripping off it and as much as I enjoy highly detailed figures they can be a real pain to work on!

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  19. First impression on seeing the unpainted mini was lukewarm. Your paint upped his standing considerably.

    Having seen this, it's hard to imagine him as anything other than a Rastafarian survivor. Great job.

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    1. Thank you, I thought it was going to be a quick job, but I ended up lavishing more time than usual on him.

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  20. Cool miniature and great painting!

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    1. That is very kind of you, thank you.

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  21. Wow, Great job, and thanks for mentioning East Street, I really appriciate your support.

    Cheers
    Paul Brook
    East Street Games

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    1. Thank you Paul and well done on bringing to life what looks like a cracking little game. Looking forward to finding out more in due course.

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  22. You did it again ... a perfect blog title for a great miniature paint job.

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