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I am going to be gluing this guy to a clear round base; the shoes will be painted last after I dislodge him from the tiny bit of metal used to hold him. I don't do much basing so I avoid this type until I find a perfect figure for my needs like this.
This fellow will be a gift for the nerd who has been repairing my computer. Thinking blue hair, green skin, red shirt, gray coat, jeans.
The eye turned out okay. Face is alright so far. Just started the sweater, but then I started hacking up a lung and stopped. It is tough painting right now as I sporadically am having hideous coughing fits. Both that and hot toddy remedies are bad for painting :(
Anyway, current WIP. My rainbow fairy should get some updates tomorrow.
[WARNING: I am a horrible photographer.]
So, as some of you may have saw, I spent yesterday at Amazing Hawai'i Comic Con. Here's how the day went:
Woke up, made coffee, had some waffles with coconut syrup. Then I went and got gas, and headed to the mall to park. I got there at about 9AM, so there was a lot of parking. (I wasn't sure how much parking was going to cost at the Convention Center, so I played it safe, parked for free and walked the half-mile to the Con.)
Got to the Convention Center, got my wristband, and stood in line until the doors opened at 10AM. Went inside and wandered the Dealers' Hall and Artists' Alley until the first panel I wanted to attend at 11AM, on the Main Stage: Saturday Morning Cartoons!
The panelists were:
Alana Jordan (@AlanaJordan)
Emma Fyffe (@EmmaFyffe)
Uncanny Megan (@UncannyMegan)
And they talked about cartoons. Mostly cartoons from my era: The original TMNT, the original Transformers (but that one kinda strayed into newer stuff) and Jem (no, not the new craptastic live-action movie). Fun times.
Then it was off to my second panel in Panel Room 2: Super Anime Smackdown. The premise of this panel was the panelists (Emma Fyffe and Xander Jeanneret (@Xanderrific)) pull two volunteers from the audience and each of them chooses an anime character. They then have to describe the anime character, the anime the character is from, and why they're better than the other character. This one was fun. The only one that sticks out in my mind was Goku vs. some hamster princess, whose name (and anime) I can't remember. Goku lost. After listening to the arguments in favor of each one, I wasn't surprised.
In the second photo, that's Uncanny Megan hiding in the corner. Supergirl FTW.
Now, while looking through various miniature manufacturers for strange and interesting minis that caught my fancy, I ran across "Crocodile Games" which made a series of miniatures for their own Egyptian mythos themed game. Going though their line up I noticed one or two strange minis in their "Sebeki" line of heros. These croc dudes are also the same dudes that is in their logo, and thus their mascot. In which I ran across the "Crocogamer", a special edition mini.
Being a bit of a pudgy nerd myself, I couldn't help but buy this guy and basically paint him up as a caricature of myself of sorts, a fun prod at my geekyness. Not to mention he looks like he just got back from a con, so I kind of wanted this as my consolation prize for not making Reaper Con.
He didn't have an integrated base so this was one of the first bases I've made, mostly using Milliput and one of the Reaper bases I got from the Bones II kickstarter. And thankfully it doesn't look entirely out of place.
I worked hard on him, and I'm proud, I even added a tiny bit of glue to the cup to make it liquidy.
Anyway, I worked hard on him and am waiting for a non rainy day to give him a nice dull coat to protect that hard worked over paint.
Tell me what you think, don't be shy, I know I've got a long way to go :D
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