Thursday, 1 January 2015

From Sander - And now for something entirely different! (40 Points)

Dear Ladies and Gents,


Today I would like to show you some miniatures I've grouped together since I could not decide under which category they fall. First are some miniatures from Ainsty Castings depicting the famous (or is that infamous) Tardis and some of the deadly predator statues from Doctor Who. Personally I am not a big Dr Who fan, I tried to watch several episodes but it's not my cup of tea. That said I have a dear friend who is totally bonkers about the stuff and since wasn't able to find a miniature version of the 11th Doctor (her favourite) I decided to get here these. Now the Tardis is strictly speaking scenery so doesn't count towards the points total but the statues should get me about 15 points.






Next up are two miniatures I will be using to portray two Steampunk heroes namely Space Captain Smith and his trusty pilot Polly Carveth, sprung from the pages of Toby Frost's series of books. Smith is of course the special figure you get when buying Warlord Games new "Blood on the Nile" book and Polly is a Bombshell Miniatures girl. The bases and scenic inlays are both from Bombshell as well. Funnily enough Space Captain Smith has his own Facebook pace which is frequently visited by Mr Frost himself and lo and behold: he's a wargamer himself! What are the odds?

Isambard Smith:



Polly Carveth:





These two mini's will also rack up a mighty 10 points, leaving me a healthy score of 25 points richer by the end of this post.

Hope you like them!

Cheers Sander


From Curt:Ah, another soul who missed the boat on 'Dr Who'. So I'm not alone after all.  
Nonetheless your friend should be delighted with these miniatures. What are these predator statues? No, wait, forget I asked. :) 
Your Cpt Smith and Polly are excellent as well. I really like the colours you chose for Polly - She's got that Pipi-Longstocking-meets-Mad-Max thing going on there. Wonderful. 
Since the Tardis is technically a time travelling vehicle I'm going to be generous and count it as such. So, 40 points total. Great work Sander!

22 comments:

  1. Lovely work Sander. :)

    Curt - as for those statues, just don't blink or look away ;)

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  2. Bravo to Curt for counting the Tardis as a Vehicle. Well done sir.
    As for the rest they are all absolutely lovely.

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  3. Good stuff, well done. I agree re DR Who .. It's never done it for me either..so that makes 3 of us!

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  4. I like those Steam punk figures, very well done.

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  5. those pulp figures are ace - certainly do the genre justice.

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  6. Thanks people and one BIG thank you to Curt regarding the Tardis. Now I must admit to being very nasty, because on the plate above the door I actually omitted the sign saying "Police Box Public Call" and painted in a hearty: "Turdis"....sssssst don't tell anyone ;-)

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  7. Lovely work, the predators are my favourite

    Ian

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  8. Great work on those. If you decide that she needs an 11th Doctor at any point, try http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/product-category/02-heroes-and-allies/page/3/

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  9. Love the Dr. Who!

    Also like the Bombshell Babe. I painted her up last year in bright teals for a friend of mine. She was fun, but all those damn bluckles....

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    1. Yup, indeed luckily there's less buckles on my duel mini, which I am already halfway through with...

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  10. Polly Carveth is quite entrancing and the rest of your work is brilliantly done.

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  11. Hello. I am Toby Frost and I'm quite flattered! Good work Mr Straeten!

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    1. Thanks heaps Mr Frost, after doing these two, I am now off for a nice cup of tea ;-)

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  12. Great work! I love the steampunk!

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  13. Great work Sander! Sorry you "missed the boat" on Doctor Who. ;-) If you're still looking for an 11th Doctor figure, check out "Tweedy" by Crooked Dice. http://www.crooked-dice.co.uk/wp/product/tweedy-wpc-may/

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  14. Very nice work! Ireally like Mrs. Carveth. You've done a wonderful paint job on her.

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  15. Gosh, I am a bit overwhelmed by all the nice replies over here. Thanks for the hints to the 11th Doctor figure: I will check it out.

    Regarding Polly: I first started out liking the Smith figure better, mainly because it's more of an active pose. Polly's a bit of a compromise since I was in dubio between this figure and the Bombshell Maylee figure which is a bit more saucy and resembles the ensemble Polly wears in much of the first book. Then I re-read the books and the scenes in which she dons the Alice in Blunderland outfit cracked me up again and so I went with this one. It's the perfect mix between Alice and steampunk.

    Cheers People!

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