It is the first large scale figure that I have done (sure I have done things like the Dragon and the space ship which were huge, but they were still small scale) and is something above 54mm scale, I never actually checked or worried about it when I ordered it. On his base he is 80mm tall.
Being a large scale figure I wanted to do more to him than just the normal shading. I tried working textures into his jeans and shirt, and while they maybe didn't come out quiet right, I do like the general effect.
He is however complete enough to at least quickly base up and post to show him off so far before the end of the challenge.
Next up, and my final entry for this challenge is my Curtgeld piece.
I have left them without unit markings on the patches or helmets so that Curt can tailor it to match his units, and I left them un-based so that Curt can base it as he chooses to match his figures.
While not matching the theme, I hope you like the figure Curt. I thought it was a great vignette and very fitting as we often help each other with ideas, painting, themes, games, etc.
With that, I will call myself done for the year! It has been a wild ride having completely finished a Greek force (and in fact it could be considered 2 forces), a 30k Mechanicum army, a bunch of little pieces, several theme week entries that placed in the top 3, and a metric shit-tonne (I swear that's a real measurement) of zombies! I have painting far more in the last 3 months than at any time in the past. So, I need a break!
Thank you to my Saturday minion Michael for putting up with me, thanks to everyone that commented so nicely on my miniatures (very much appreciated), and an especially big thank you to Curt for once again hosting this marvelous event! Oh, and please pass on a thank you to Sarah for letting you run this insane event yet again Curt, and for putting up with all of us!
What a brilliant way to cap of your epic Challenge run Byron.
I had the pleasure to see Byron's Afro Samurai close-up when I was visiting a few weeks ago and it is superb. And this was before he put on the foil bandana runners. To me this completely makes the figure as the anime and video game heavily featured his crazy long headband whipping out behind him. A wonderful bit of whimsy, that.
Finally, thanks so much for the modern vignette. I remember seeing these as a limited set from Spectre and thinking, damn, I wish I had a set of those. So, this is a wonderful surprise and so beautifully painted. Thank you Byron.
I remember the Afro Samurai to be around 80mm tall so lets score him at 15 points and the modern comrades-in-arms at 30. A final 45 points to cap-off your spectacular three-month run. Bravo, well done, and thank you my friend!