I've been down with a very nasty case of lurgi, and so have been unable to maintain my usual blistering pace. I was only able to complete one figure before being struck down (O, cruel fate!).
But I'm back on deck now, and hope to be painting in double figures next week. Well, two figures technically counts as 'double figures', doesn't it...?
I spotted a post on BillA's blog a couple of months ago, detailing a fundraiser being run by Bob Murch, the creative force behind Pulp Figures. Bob had produced a special figure for Movember, the men's health charity, and made it available to anyone who donated to this excellent cause via his page.
Well, as I had already contributed to Movember on a local level by sponsoring this crime against nature and fashion...
|May God forgive me for what I helped unleash upon the world...|
Bob has dubbed this exemplar of manhood "Captain Krustache of Kashgar", but as I am a participant in a Pulp RPG campaign, I foresaw a new role for the good Captain; he would play the part of Ranulph Cloamsby, late RN, Cambridge scholar, member in good standing of the Esoteric League, nemesis of occult foes, gifted amateur middleweight boxer, and a dab hand at Ancient Chaldean inscriptions. He wears a wolfskin vest in cold climates (see last month's adventure, The Esoteric League and the Blasphemy in the Arctic - Chapter 3: Where Demons Dare!) and carries twin Webley-Fosberys, so as you can see, this figure was tailor-made for my character!
So here he is, all painted up and ready to battle the forces of evil;
|"Righty-ho chaps, so which way to these Mountains of Madness then?"|
What's next? Well, I'd like to claw my way back to 60th place some time soon, so stay tuned...!
Hmmm.... You do a good turn and raise a few quid for charity and look what happens! I'm going to be the big man and let that one go through to the keeper Ev, despite the fact my inspiration for the tash Boonie would never have let that happen without a fight.
So what about this whole figure you've knocked out then? Pretty darn nice if I'm honest. The scarf is particularly good I must say and I do look rather good in those jodhpurs. 5 glorious points for you sir and I won't even deduct anything for the commentary on my charity mo. Cheers, Millsy.