Sunday, August 07, 2022

Carson Smith Has Weapons

Here's Carson Smith, one of the figures included in the Pulp Figures Rugged Heroes 1 set. Rather than try to ape the excellent paint job featured at the link, I gave my copy of Carson my own spin, styling him in blue, black, and white rather than shades of brown and tan. 

The Rugged Heroes 1 set comes with two weapons for Carson: this intimidating whip . . .

. . . and a deadly machete. Carson's metal hand creates enough friction to hold his weapons in place simply by shoving the grip between his pliable metal thumb and fingers. This gives the mini an additional level of versatility and immersion on the table, and I'm really glad Pulp Figures creator Bob Murch incorporates this feature in a few of his minis. 

My paint job is, well, serviceable. I need to keep practicing and fostering my eye for colour, shading, lighting, brush strokes, and all the rest. 

Friday, August 05, 2022

Baked Bean Soup

While Sean, Sylvia, Mom and I were driving down to Kelowna to visit Mom's sisters, we had a discussion about the merits of beans. During that discussion, I came up with the concept of baked bean soup. Here is the recipe: 



One can of baked beans
Two whole new potatoes
One rasher of bacon
1 tablespoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon cilantro
1 basil leaf
1 sprig dill
4 dollops sour cream
2 cups shredded cheddar

Chop new potatoes into small chunks. Chop bacon into small squares. Pour all ingredients into stewpot and boil for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally. Let cool for five minutes, pour into serving bowls, and add sour cream and shredded cheese. 


Thursday, August 04, 2022

Cringing Minion

Every good villain needs a skulking minion of some short. This guy skulks. Or perhaps cringes. 

Wednesday, August 03, 2022

Newish Car Wars Wreck

Here's another attempt to paint a Car Wars wreck. Jeff gave me plenty of good advice after I posted my last such wreck, but I only used a smidgen of his thoughts this time around--mainly because I thought this wreck needed to look more recent. So there's no rust, but there are some smoke and oil streaks and paint scraped away to reveal bare metal. Also, fresh blood! Ominous. 

Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Monday, August 01, 2022

Schoolyard Encounter

Just to show how some of the minis I've painted could interact, here's a little post-apocalyptic scene featuring a ghoul chasing a raider in front of a bombed-out old school bus.