Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Deep Sea Divers

Just a quick post challenge post as I have realised that I hadn't logged an additional two deep sea divers on the tally counter. Two have already made an appearance on this most humble of web logs as part of my entry to the Nautical bonus round of the 'VI Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge’ - Unleash the Clocktopus!
These then complete the pack of 'Wargames Foundry' Deep Sea Divers (VC021) and really were a joy to paint.  I had hoped to use the pair as part of a much larger entry, but sadly I ran out of time.  The chap with the pipe and sporting a rather splendid beard was originally intended to be turning a flywheel that serves those submerged with the requisite amount of oxygen to sustain them.  My plan was to have him peering over the rail of the boat and some suspicious bubbles, but maybe another day.

68 comments:

  1. Love the glass effect you did on these. I turned the hands round on my pump winder and gave him a gun

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    1. Thank you Martin and great idea on a conversion for the old sea dog.

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  2. Underwater skirmish game!!… now there's a project for you!

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    1. Oh good Lord, now you got me distracted from my distraction!

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  3. Yes you need an underwater skirmish game in your life!

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    1. Well it does sounds interesting, I'll give you that.

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  4. A pleasure to view your handy work, Michael.

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  5. Really nice work on those minis Michael. :)

    A fabulous set of minis. :) Kudos. :)

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    1. Thank you my good man, I must see if I can complete the idea at some point.

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  6. those look very cool. Just the job to look for 'ship wrecks in bottles' ;0)

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  7. Stunning, Sir Awdry, simply stunning. Love the shading on the woolly jumper and the glow in the deep sea divers' visors. Terrific.

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    1. Thank you Simon, I must admit I was really pleased with the glow in the helmet as I thought I had gone too far to begin with.

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  8. A joy to paint you say and a joy to look at i say

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    1. Well that is very kind of you Dan, thank you.

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  9. Great painting and very original minis!

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  10. I really love how you painted them. But when I hear 'Deep Sea Diver' I must think of the film 'Men of Honour' and Robert de Niro barking 'I want my twelve, Cookie!'. Although it covers the U.S. Navy it's a very good movie. Do you know it?

    Cheery
    Stefan

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    1. Thank you Stefan and yes I know that film well, an amazing story about an amazing individual, although I understand that a few liberties were taken for dramatic license - apparently de Niro's character is a composite of several Navy chaps.

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  11. Tremendous figures, Michael. They conjure up so many scenes of imagination - I see them fighting Cthulu thingies, for some reason.
    Speaking of deep sea divers: http://www.newyorker.com/cartoons/a18293

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    1. Thank you Michael and what a great idea; that cartoon is a giggle too!

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  12. Sweet. Very effective job of suggesting depth on the divers' faceplates.

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  13. Love these - they remind me of the HG Wells short story "In the Abyss":

    HLBS do some armed with harpoon guns too, if you want to add to your collection

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    1. Thank you Paul and I don't think that I've ever read that story. I had spied those HLBS divers before, now available through Tiger Miniatures, and have been sorely tempted.

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  14. Really nice, warm colors and interesting choice of minis to paint.

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    1. Thank you Nimrod, they have been in the lead pile for an awful long time so it was good to see them finally painted.

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  15. Very nice. Deep sea adventure has it's appeal.

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    1. Thank you Clint, it is certainly has a good few possibilities to explore.

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  16. They're really cool.

    Deep Sea Divers would make for a really good little solo or cooperative game. You've got limited time to find an item, however search locations turn up obstacles such as sharks, mermaids and clockwork cephalopods which inevitably slow you down.

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    1. Thank you Kieron and great ideas - the possibilities are endless!

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  17. Great minis and once more brought to life by your excellent brushwork. They remind me of a b&w John Wayne film though the name escapes me.

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    1. Thank you Joe, I know the film you mean, but had to look it up, 'Reap the Wild Wind' - I could have sworn it was black and white, but apparently shot in colour.

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  18. Wonderfull painted figures Michael! Excellent work on the helmets. It looks like you can really see a face in them.

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Thank you Peter and do you know I was just thinking the same thing the other day, if you can see a face it is completely by chance!

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  19. Hola
    Que grandes piezas nos as traído hoy
    un saludo

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  20. Very atmospheric, glass effect is just superb!

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    1. Thank you Phil, I was really pleased with how they turned out.

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  21. Rather nice, those! I can see lots of pulpy adventure ideas springing from a band of deep sea divers.

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    1. Thank you A.J. I'm starting to think the same way myself.

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  22. Simply smashing work sir, as always, when will we see the boat the beardie is peering over the side of?

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thank you Roger, it was a Sarissa steam yacht that I thought might be useful for all manner of Pulpy goodness, but might have to wait for a bit now.

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  23. Stunning paint job again Michael!

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  24. Nicely done Michael, glad to see your diving into the undersea stuff these days! Yes Pun intended

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    1. Very good Terry, we do like a good pun and a groan - keep the coming Sir.

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  25. You have made a big splash with these Michael.

    Lovely painting as always and great figures.

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  26. Utterly exquisite, Michael! I love the way you have based some of the figures on deck plates.

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    1. That's very kind of you, not sure, if I'm honest, that I had considered those deck plates, but I like your thinking. More a case that I hadn't got around to using them on the boat that they were intended for!

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  27. Superbly done, Michael! When I saw it on another bloggers update page, I recognized your impressive brushwork immediately.

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  28. That effect on the deep sea diver's helmet glass is simply awesome. Great work Michael!

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