A Victorian era Sasquatch, I hear you cry? An incredulous,"Really?" heard around the blogosphere!
There I was quietly perusing the 'Newline Designs' website, when out of the virtual pages leapt theses great big hairy beasties! What was a boy to do?
Ever since then there have been
spurious reports and sightings of these bipedal hominids in and around the lead
pile at ‘Awdry Towers’, but it wasn’t until the wolves and subsequently the
bears were flushed out into the open that an idea started to germinate in my
confused and jumbled brain.
I have, now fading, memories of
‘Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious World’ a television program first aired in 1980s
– I was very young! One of the
episodes, entitled ‘The Missing Apeman’ investigated the evidence for the
existence of both Bigfoot and the Yeti. This was the first time that I had seen the
'Patterson-Gimlin' film and long before the average household had the technology to
rewind and view again – if you blinked you missed it! For those few fleeting seconds I was totally
absorbed; I had seen Bigfoot and it was real!
Being such an
impressionable lad, this sort of imagery left an indelible mark
on young master Awdry and so you can imagine my delight when I came across
these curious cryptids by 'Pontoonier Miniatures'.
Perhaps a little too reminiscent of the creature from that 1987 cinematic
marvel ‘Bigfoot and the Hendersons’,
they were certainly nicely weighted and proportioned. Like the bears, relatively straightforward to
paint, although a little more time was required on the chest, face and hands to
bring out a sense of personality. The bases were done to match those of the recently completed bears and to bring a sense of cohesion to the still fledging idea that is slowly gathering pace.
Really nice paint job and autumn basing. The mountain men and old-grizz, in your upcoming epic, are in for a time of it...I do believe.ReplyDelete
Spot on Jay!Delete
awesome! love the minis :) great brush work tooReplyDelete
I'll have to add those to my prehistory project, thanks for the tip!
the first picture is perfect!!
Very good painting on the "bigfoots": very nice figures!
(and I agree with Jay: the basing is beautiful!
(we know that the "Patterson Gimlin film" is a fake, but it's nice to dream!! we are all children who play with our "little soldiers".... why not with a Bigfoot ?)
It is a fake!!!!! Oh no say it is not so! ;)Delete
ok, Mickael: it's NOT a fake!!Delete
Phew! You had me worried there for a minute! ;)Delete
Lovely paint job… and I do like your base treatment. Where do you get those lovely leafy bitz?ReplyDelete
Lovely paint job Michael, the opening photo totally got me – thought it was a 'genuine' pic.ReplyDelete
I do like the treatment of your bases… where did you get those great leafy bitz?
Thank you, spent far too long on 'picmonkey' editing those photographs! I picked up the leaves from Antenocitis Workshop at Salute. They were a bit of a luxury and quite fiddly to stick down, but I just love the effect! These are simply called 'Autumn Leaf'.Delete
Lovely paint jobs and basing :)ReplyDelete
I like the left's one abs!ReplyDelete
Terrific....simply terrific Michael.
Great stuff Michael! Lovely paintwork and basing.ReplyDelete
I say there old chap there seems to be an Abominable Snowman in your photo dont you know, what?ReplyDelete
Great work again there Michael, I love it
somewhat scary. great pieces , i take it the melee factor will be high!ReplyDelete
There will come a time when I'll be able to answer that question with confidence, but just at the moment I haven't a clue! ;)Delete
Superb painting and basing on these Michael. Picture number 4 with the chap cooking his breakfast, oblivious to what is happening around him is a cracker.ReplyDelete
Thank you Pat, I think I spent as long editing the photographs as I did painting the miniatures!Delete
I never knew they actually made a Fran look-a-like figure!!!! Great painting!!!!ReplyDelete
:D Perhaps I should have put some orange in his fur!Delete
Cracking paint job sir. Love them both. Something for those plucky adventurers to fend away from there camp in the middle of the night. I bet they will put the 'bump' into the night for sureReplyDelete
Oh definately and more madness to come! Thank you for the kind comment too.Delete
Weird but very good...nice work, MichaelReplyDelete
Excellent job! I can just imagine your earlier Sid character bagging one of these brutes !ReplyDelete
what are these beasties called? love them, great pj, but can't find them on the Newline site, just the Arkansas swamp ape...ReplyDelete
I've just been to check myself and you are absolutely right, they are no longer there!!!Delete
There were simply called Bigfoot and it might be worth emailing them to see what has happened.
Best of luck,
this may be of interest: story about a Choctaw search party in 1855 looking for the giants that had been stealing their children...
Great story thanks for that; sorry to hear about the elusive Bigfoot miniatures though.Delete
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