After who knows how how many false starts (my Epic Fail entry failed epically and the less said about my attempts at Defensive Terrain the better), I have finally gotten my act together in time for the 'Nautical' themed round.
I've had this fig for a while; it came to me as part of a large order from a now-defunct online retailer, and was thrown in as a bonus of sorts. It's a Scibor Miniatures "Chaos Dwarf Admiral with Panzer Duck", one of their range of quirky novelty figs. They also do some splendidly detailed serious fantasy figs, and are well worth a look.
It was unlikely that I would ever get around to putting him on the table as part of a fantasy army, so when the Nautical Theme Round rolled around, he was the obvious candidate.
|Lieutenant, are the men... laughing at me...?|
The completed figure was placed in the middle and layers of gloss varnish were painted around it to give a stagnant pond water effect.
As I weathered up the paint work, adding rust, oil stains, and chipped metal finishes, I wondered what might have come to pass to put a figure of such obvious authority into such a ridiculous situation.
He has an expression of such grim determination - he's clearly not a figure to be trifled with, so what went wrong? As I thought more and more about this, the story of Dread Lord Admiral Thadrak Krakenbane began to unfold in the corners of my imagination... Well, considerations of space prevent my posting his backstory here, but I'll post some more info on our blog, Canister & Grape, some time over the next couple of days.
I realise the body of water is not exactly the vasty deeps, but I hope it still qualifies as sufficiently Nautical for this Bonus Round!