Thursday, 30 June 2016

Boing!

Firstly an apology as I have been incredibly busy a work this week and so have not had a chance to peruse the many splendid weblogs that I enjoy, hopefully things should get a little easier next week!  That said, I was determined to meet the deadline for the 'Forgotten Heroes' month and present here my completed 'Bouncing Boy'.
Having put him together last week, 'Bouncing Boy' finally got an undercoat and away we went with the painting.  To try and get the stretched Lycra look, I dusted off the airbrush and reached for the brightest blue I could find - in this case Army Painter Crystal Blue.  A couple of layers later and the bulk of the painting was done, just a case of picking out some details to bring the whole thing to 'life'.
So in true superhero fashion, I have managed to compete the project just in the nick of time.  All that remains is to thank Jez of 'Carrion Crow's Buffet' and Roger of 'Rantings from under the War-games table' and all the other contributors whose ingenious ideas and efforts have combined perfectly to produce such a wonderful monthly distraction! 


77 comments:

  1. Brilliant work, Michael! He looks fantastic and a little bit 1980's, if you know what I mean. I think it's the headband and cuffs. Glad you enjoyed our little diversion - at least you have plenty of time to plan for next year!

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind words Jez and of course the inspiration to get the project of the ground, it has been great fun.

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  2. Very quirky. Makes me think a bit of the fatties from Judge Dredd, for some reason...

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    1. Thank you and I know what you mean, it wouldn't take much to add a little wheel to support his belly. ;)

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  3. A very interesting piece, Michael.
    Great work, indeed!

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  4. Hasn't he turned out well! Brilliant!

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  5. Thanks man. You have completely made my day after another shit one at work. Damn I need to get back to painting!

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  6. Great stuff. Anything is better with sound effects!

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    1. Thank you and I have to agree, you should hear the noise when we play Star Wars X-Wing. :D

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  7. It comes as a revelation that superheroes come in all shapes and sizes - what a lovely bit of fun he is.

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  8. Very nice, Michael. It came out great. BTW, I was just reminded of the infamous "Balloon Boy." :)

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    1. Thank you Dean, I had to google Ballon Boy - very creepy!

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  9. A baseball metaphor seems apt (Ping-pong metaphors being few and far between). You hit it out of the park, Michael. Amazing work.

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    1. I have to say that I was quite pleased with how he turned out Clint, thank you.

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  11. Impressive stuff! Should certainly stand out from other superheroes!

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    1. Thank you, we just need to tie him down to stop him bouncing away.

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  12. Truly Inspirational piece of work

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  13. Brilliant...and spectacular!

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  14. Wonderfully whimsical work m'Lord :)

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  15. I can say with 100% certainty I've never seen *anything* like that before. Awesome!

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    1. You not want to see anything like it again either! Thank you Michael, as always greatly appreciated.

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  16. Awesome!! Lovely work Michael!

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

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    1. Thank you Francis, very kind of you.

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  19. Great work again, you do have some great ideas

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian, although I was worried that this one might not come to fruition.

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  20. Yeah!! you managed to get him finished on time as well, and the beautiful result I was expecting as well! stunning paintwork and a truly inspired conversion Michael, I'll try and stay awake long enough to get him posted across to the FH site.

    One thing, could you possibly send me a picture of him against a white background? I'm asking all the participants to do this as I have an idea for a new header for next years round.

    Please if you can send it to me at...

    mailto:wargamessupplydump@yahoo.com

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thank you so much Roger, email sent! Thank you also for all your hard work and encouragement during this year's event - it has been an absolute blast.

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  21. The sound-effect really makes it. And I love how you turned the feet in a touch too; great attention to detail and gives him real character.

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    1. Thank you so much, he was great fun to do and just what I needed during a particularly busy time at work.

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  22. Hola
    JAJAJAJAJAJA que figura mas curiosa y divertida
    Buen trabajo
    un saludo

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    1. Thank you so much J.D. he was certainly a new one to me too, great fun to do though.

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  23. Ace work Mr. Awdry! You've really captured that particular comic feeling with your painting.

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  24. Looks fantastic Michael. A great project and resolution sir! :)

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  25. Bouncing Boy is genius. I'm sure several of us will steal your idea.

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  26. Well done sir on a unique project! :)

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