It seems I wasn't alone! Two other members of the challenge submitted figures from this pack - and completely outclassed me along the way!
Nevertheless, I'm quite pleased with them. They are nice, characterful figures that took quite nicely to paint.
To me, these divers bring up a couple of iconic images. The first is John Wayne and Ray Millard grappling with each other and battling a giant squid/octopus*
*SPOILER ALERT: It's often said that 'The Cowboys' was the first film in which Wayne was killed - not so, in 'Reap the Wild Wind' two divers go down to the wreck and only one returns!
But for me Herge will always be the master*, so I thought I would see what I could
steal do by way of homage.
*No, not The Master - that's Roger Delgado
Sadly, my rushed photography in advance of the deadline hasn't done them justice*, but I think you get the idea that the Haddock has worked quite well. Tintin's quiff hasn't survived the diving helmet. I think he looks more like River Phoenix!
* What PeterD called my 'choice of sepia tones' in presenting the Nosferatu figures! lol.
This is my 600th published post. Having posted about the death of Robert Audin yesterday has made me realise how much I have gained from blogging and how much I value the contacts I have made thereby. Thank you for your company and your comments. There may be prizes...