Curt's wheeze of having a cull off those who hadn't submitted to the Painting Challenge by 20 Jan served to give me the kick up the backside I needed. Just in time, I manged to get these fellows done.
The first is from Ironclad Miniature's splendid VSF range - the pilot from their steam helicopter. I won't be submitting the (still partially-finished) helicopter as part of the Challenge, as it was started some months ago, but included a picture of him in the aircraft for context..
|He has a Bleriot quality|
The pilot striding out to his Spitfire or Hurricane is from the ever-reliable Artizan - their Pilot Officer Reynolds. I decided for khaki rather than RAF uniform as likely to use him in a Pulp setting. I was rather pleased with how he came out.
For the EAST Bonus Round I thought I would submit some proper East End villains. So here are Wing Fen, the Limehouse Scholar, and some of his 'students'.
They were horribly rushed, and I'm far from happy with them - especially the bases. My original intention was to try to base them with some Victorian paving stones or cobbles, but I didn't really have the time, so instead I went with my usual 'Home Counties gravel quarry' (in this case doubling as the famous yellow mud of the Yangtze).
So that's my duck broken - hopefully there will be more soon!