|Group Captain Villain by "Artizan Designs" and painted by Michael Awdry|
Ordinarily I don't usually get the opportunity to post other people's painted miniatures. But one of the biggest delights of "Salute 2016" was attending the annual Blogger's Meet-Up and chatting with some of this hobby's more notable luminaries. This year's gathering was especially remarkable however as it meant I could personally collect a prize for winning the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge Pulp Side-Contest from the extremely amiable Michael Awdry (famous for his terrifically compelling site "28mm Victorian Warfare").
This cracking metal model of Group Captain Villain is made by "Artizan Designs" and can be found singularly as code PLP048 within their "Thrilling Tales" collection. The Terry-Thomas lookalike can also be bought as one of three figures sold as code PLP565 Mercenary Pilots.
|"Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" WIPs - Bok, a Police Sergeant and Police Marksman|
Sir Awdry was clearly inspired by the wonderful paint-job found on the '28mm high metal figures specialists' website as he has readily reproduced their vibrant colours on his much-appreciated gift. Full details concerning Michael's quality brushwork on this miniature can be found on his blog's "Stop That Pigeon!" posting.
In addition to collecting my prize, another of my pre-orders from "Crooked Dice Game Design Studio" consisted of several figures originally only available from the manufacturer's "7TV" Second Edition Starter Casts. The Animated Construct is probably something far more akin to what writer Barry Letts had in mind when he created the stone gargoyle Bok for the 1971 television serial "Doctor Who And The Daemons", and will hopefully prove an formidable-looking leader to the six painted Scary Statues I already own.
|U.N.I.T. WIPs - Corporal, Dog Handler and Marksman|
Followers of the excellent "Vampifan's World Of The Undead" blog will know that Bryan Scott has recently been posting several Policeman as part of his Cops 'n' Robbers project. Inspired by this I thought I'd pick up a Police Sergeant and accompanying Marksman to add to my own collection of the 'Boys in Blue'.
Finally I felt it prudent to stock up on a few new additions to my ever-growing United Nations Intelligence Taskforce by buying an Army Corporal, Army Dog Handler and Army Marksman. These superb sculpts will supplement my growing U.N.I.T. ground forces. At least they will once I eventually get around to actually painting some of them...