Webb and Winstanley, is an opportunity to indulge in a spot of converting/scratch building to plug those unsightly gaps in your Superhero or Super Villain collection. Now I had initially thought that I might give this themed month a miss this year. The encyclopaedic knowledge of my fellow contributors, when it came to the comic universe, was truly staggering and I have to say that I felt a little out of my depth. Although I enjoyed conceiving and putting together ‘Bouncing Boy’, I wasn’t sure to what purpose I would then employ his services?
A quick check of the rules was required to see if I could shoehorn my idea into the format:
1. The character you create must not yet have had an official or unofficial miniature made for it.
A cursory search didn’t unearth anything too damning; there were certainly carnivorous plants out there, but nothing obviously 'Audrey II’.
2. The figure must be in 28mm scale.
That would be fine, admittedly the plant grows throughout the story, but I should be able to stick to this one.
3. The figure must be completed during the month of June.
In the interest of total transparency I need to confess that ‘Audrey II’ was started before June, but only to see if I could actually achieve what I had envisaged. The plan is most definitely to finish her during the month of June.
4. In your first post, you should provide a bit of detail on the character you’ve chosen and why.
Considered yourself invited to the following longwinded introduction!
'Cinemachine', certainly well worth a read.
'Cinemachine', certainly well worth a read.
The 'detail', then, is straightforward, but the 'why?' is a little more problematical. The idea of carnivorous plants have always fascinated young Master Awdry and more recently, I have been toying with several ideas as to how to use them in a gaming capacity, undeniably inspired by Simon Moore's 'Seeds of Doom' project.* These have included a Wyndhamesque Triffid game using a zombie ruleset, or creating a greenhouse for Poison Ivy, filled with all sorts of mysterious plants, that could be employed in a Batman Miniatures Game. There is also the idea of fearsome ferns in a Pulp Jungle adventure or even a bloodthirsty bloom forgotten in the depths of some haunted house - so many ideas, so little time! So having been made into two films, a couple of comic book serialisations and a Broadway Musical ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ certainly seemed fair game. Now it was my turn, could I take this vile, ‘Super Villain’, intent on taking over the planet, one drop of blood at a time, and recreate it as a unique 28mm miniature? That, good reader, is what we are about to find out.
*Yes Simon we are still waiting for that battle report!
I'm just a mean green mother from outer space and I'm bad!
'Feed me!'...looking forward to this!ReplyDelete
We are underway, Gordon!Delete
Very, very interesting!ReplyDelete
Thank you Michał.Delete
I have to also admit to being slightly concerned with my own paucity of exact knowledge on superheroes and the worlds they inhabit, when viewed in comparison to other contributors to the blogging event. It was actually thanks to the memory of how you found Bouncing Boy that made me decide to give this year's blog event ago. One quick Google search later, a flick through the images, and I'd found my own muse. Possibly you should be entitled to some of the credit [should I complete my heroine] therefor!ReplyDelete
Best of luck with the carnivorous plant. We've a greenhouse with quite the number of Pitcher Plants, so I'm looking forward to seeing your work.
I am thrilled to have been the catalyst for your entry into this year's event Roy and you have already made a great impact.Delete
Make Gravis Mushnik proud, Michael! Looking forward to this!ReplyDelete
I shall do my very best Bill.Delete
I find it hard to comprehend how anyone could not be fascinated by carnivorous plants alien, talking, or otherwise! Intrigued to see what you come up with.ReplyDelete
I couldn't agree more Brian. :)Delete
Awesome sounding stuff, Michael. I'm looking forward to seeing this mini-project take root ;-) I'll get my coat...ReplyDelete
I'm also about to finally utilise my Krynoids as vegepygmies in the opening BatRep for "Expedition To The barrier Peaks" ;-)Delete
Thank you Simon and looking forward to that BatRep. Audrey II is now well underway so hopefully an update soon.Delete
What an unexpected treat, Michael! Given your work on the AHPC bonus rounds and last year's submission, I was expecting something inventive, but this was a surprise. A model, that when finished, will have a multitude of uses. I think this year's 'Forgotten Heroes' is going to easily top last year's.ReplyDelete
Thank you Jez, really excited about this myself and already pleased with the progress. Looking forward to showing more updates soon.Delete
Umm, Michael, I can only hold my breath for about 30 seconds..... Looking forward to it, now with bated breath.ReplyDelete
I'll try to get an update does, before you expire Terry! :)Delete
The obvious solution to dealing with aggressive flora is the Gardner Gun. I know you have one! I fully expect to see a Colonial period crossover game at some point :-)ReplyDelete
OH that's very good! The ultimate tool for those thorny problems. :DDelete
Imagination has jumped the fence again!! Watch-out! Here it comes!ReplyDelete
I am hoping to catch up with it in readiness for the next instalment Jay.Delete
This sounds like fun Michael. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with.ReplyDelete
Thank you Rod, hopefully not too long now for the next update.Delete
Can't wait to see more!ReplyDelete
I shall see what I can do Sir. ;)Delete
Looking forward to this, and I think I am being tempted onto the Forgotten Heroes train....ReplyDelete
Thank you and do join in, the more the merrier.Delete
Interesting project, I'm almost certain you'll finish it with flying colours.ReplyDelete
Thank you, I do hope so. ;)Delete
Feed me -- more details!ReplyDelete
Is it the FH blog site you're after H.W.?Delete
Please ignore if I've got the wrong end of the stick :)
Green fingers are go....ReplyDelete
Now I'm guessing Twoey's song is going to stick in your head for the duration of the project!:)ReplyDelete