Monday, March 9, 2015
'Antihero' from SeanS - 'Campbell the Cannibal'
So from the Great White North comes Curt "The Cannibal" Campbell. Curt had headed West to the Yukon territories to escape the hustle and bustle of city life. All was well and good until the territory was flooded with rubes looking to strike it rich in the gold rush. Some say it was syphilis and others say bad moonshine, but Curt became obsessed with the most dangerous prey, man. After some miners went missing near his camp local law enforcement went to investigate. All they found was a burnt out cabin and a fire pit with what appeared to be human remains. There have been many sightings of Curt over the years. Some say he's a rich San Francisco Banker, others that he farms Sugar Cane in the Bahamas. But most sightings have come of a mysterious figure on the plains of Saskatchewan.
This figure is from Pulp Figures Yukon Peril, The Mad Trappers of Rat River. These figures are glorious. Excellent detail and nothing to clean up. They took a little while to get here, as Mr. Murch had a backlog, but I was appraised of the situation via email and knew i was going to use this particular figure for my last bonus entry and entry figure.
All through the Challenge I've been trying hard to work on color layering and feel that I'm getting closer to getting it right. This figure has tons of detail so it really guides one as to where the layers go. I'm still relying on my grunge wash to help the layers transition as my blending is still not where I would like it.
One thing I tried a little differently in technique for this figure was to blend a little Reaper Pearl White into the metallics to try and highlight those. On the silver metallics it was so so, so I also added a highlight of Honed Silver on top of the Boltgun Metal. I wanted to go with a red eyepatch, but it looked too much like my Goblin eye. I tried couple of browns before settling on plain old Burnt Umber.
To punch up the Canadian-ness of the figure I decided he had to have a Hudson Bay Blanket Coat. I guess it's not a true Capote, and may be a tad anachronistic, but I think it adds a little interest. I just wish the spacing of the stripes was a tad better. I had to redo the stripes on the arms as I realized that they wouldn't stay parallel to the ground when his arms moved like that. Doh!
I tried a dry look with the snow flock this time. Meh. It looks a little like hoar frost, or so I'm telling myself.
Anyway, I hope you and Curt enjoy the figure. We'll see if I can get it together for the big challenge finale.