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!