Sunday, December 20, 2009

The Ghost That Walks!

So, I must have been extra good this year, 'cause my buddy Doc Merkury got me this aweosme Phantom miniature for Christmas. We got snowed in up here in the U.S. northeast yesterday so in between wrapping my wife's gifts and working on some secret Christmas projects for her I was painting this guy. I was taking inventory of things and I'm pretty sure this is the ONLY 28mm miniature that I actually painted in 2009. I've spent the whole year painting 15mm miniatures. For the record I've painted about 400 15mm guys this year. After working on all those little guys for so long I found this miniature to be an absolute joy to paint. It's like swinging a baseball bat with a metal doughnut on it and then taking it off.... kind of. I've loved the character since I was a kid, and the sculpt is beautiful and I am very happy with how he turned out (I forget who Merkury said makes this figure but it's great).
A little shot of the hinder for the ladies

If this ends up being my last post of the year(very possible) then I just want to wish everyone out there on the Inter-Web a very merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

You can't take the sky from me....

So, I finally brokedown and watched all of the show "Firefly" and the movie "Serenity". It came strongly reccomended by my sister in law, Melissa and my good friend Sir John "TurkeyMitts" Hogan. I had bought these minis from GZG awhile back. I knew they were based on the show but had bought them just on the strength of being cool sci-fi minis. Getting through the series inspired me to pick up my brushes.

My "Simon" came out looking like a young Albert Finney with a bad case of "Bitter Beer Face". Oh well, I don't think I'm ever going to get any better at painting and I'm ok with that.