Zomtober 2015 - post#7
And relax! The half term break couldn't have come quickly enough, but having safely arrived it has given me the opportunity to finish off this fabulous sculpt, a survivor this week. The 'Fat Veteran' is from 'Black Cat Bases' and I am thrilled to see him here.
This gun toting, cigar chewing veteran was part of an order that was made back in March 2014. I had heard rumour that things were not great over at 'Black Cat Bases' due to severe family health issues, but felt reassured by the fact that their website was showing monthly updates and so went ahead with order and waited... and waited... and waited. Nothing happened, I sent emails, but no response, all the time the website continued to show updates enticing new customers in. I eventually gave in, mine wasn't the largest order in the world, but it wasn't the smallest either and I felt that the feeling of continued frustration simply wasn't worth - there was something obviously very wrong. Imagine my surprise when my completed order suddenly arrived in September of this year; over a year and half later! I immediately wrote to thank the company and to apologise if my frustration had spilled over into my email correspondence with - I was reassured to hear that it hadn't. By its very nature nobody knows when a family crisis will beset us, but honouring an order eighteen months later displays considerable courage and dedication in my boot, well done 'Black Cat Bases' and I hope you have calmer waters to navigate now.
Back to the miniature, who is a wonderfully characterful sculpt, a little on the large side but hugely enjoyable to paint. I couldn't resist having some fun with the dressing gown and some dribbling tobacco stains down his shirt. I have become rather fond of him, perhaps due to our shared economy of hair growth and overhanging girth, after all come the zombie apocalypse who's going to care if you go out in your flip flops and dressing gown?
So officially this weekend marks the end of 'Zomtober', but I'm going to keep on painting and finish off one final miniature, presenting a group shot on all Hallows' eve. Finally then, a quick reminder that 'Dinovember' is almost upon us, an opportunity for some self indulgent nonsense in my birthday month, after all,
"Everything is better with Dinosaurs".