Sunday, February 28, 2016

'Nautical' from AdamC - 'Captain John Silver'

Every year for Huzzah the organisers pick a theme and ask clubs and individual players to paint figures for the game.  Its a good deal, they get figures for the game and after we get to keep them. This year the theme is Pirates.


This is my pirate Captain Named John Silver he's clearly inspired by Long John Silver of the famous novel Treasure Island.  He may have on leg but he's got a quick mind and gets around fine.  He's also quite a snappy dresser with his three plumed hat.


I decided to make his parrot an African Gray in part because I have always like their look better than the more typical green fellows you normally see with pirates.


Another look at the Parrot their under side and face are a lighter gray and their beaks are black. I gave John gold lace on his hat and pockets.  I also made his buttons gold as well, clearly he;'s successful pirate.


For colors I was inspired by the Disney Treasure Island look but made it a bit higher class as this guy is a captain not a cook. I don't know who mad the figure as I didn't buy it but got it free (other than having to lend it back to the convention organizers for a few days) making it the best sort of figure.

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  1. Great fig, Adam - and remember, you can't spell 'pirate' without an 'ARRRRR'!
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    1. You can in New England we drop our ARRRRS ;)

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  2. "Pieces of eight!" Lovely work Sir.

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  3. Great pirate Adam! I think I may have this same fellow sitting patiently in the queue...

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    1. I look forward to seeing what you do with him.

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  4. Nicely done, Adam! Good color choice on him and his parrot too! ;)
    Is this a start of a pirate crew to ravage FrostGrave? Surely plenty of booty around there! ;)

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    1. Thank you, you could play Frostgrave with a pirate Crew if you modified the game a bit. You would need some rules for blackpowder weapons (I have writen some actualy) and you would have to consider the wizards carefuly but it could work. I don't feel we should count this fellow or his crew for the side duel, its not right for the game as writen.

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  5. Beautiful work, and the parrot is inspired!

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  6. You just do not get much more nautical than Long John!

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  7. Great figure for the theme-round!

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  8. @ Martin, Ray, Francis, Michael, Peter, Tamsin, Clint and Sanders-- Thank you all

    @ Bill and Barks- My Mother-in-Law tobe runs a shelter for exotic birds so I have seen many up close and it helped for painting.

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