was my entry for Wyrd
Games' 2nd online painting contest. I missed the first one (with
the Reaper wereshark) so when they decided to run the next one, I was
ready to go. It helped that it was themed "Total Testosterone"
- I had the perfect mini in mind...
anything exudes pure testosterone, it's Reaper's Clay Golem! Ben Seins
scored a solid hit with this figure - I've often seen it converted into
superheroes, but never the Red Basher!
you're thinking, "Who the heck is the Red Basher?!?" Well
Scott McCloud's DESTROY!!
is one of the greatest comics ever written... As far as superhero parody
books goes, this is one of the best! It's a non-stop, all out slugfest
in the middle of New York City. The Red Basher, enraged over his ex-girlfriend
dating Captain Maximum, screams "Destroy!!" in almost every
panel of the comic as he battles the good captain. It's ALL HE SAYS
until the last few pages! Famous landmarks are demolished, citizens
flee in terror as the Red Basher and Captain Maximum level the
city! What's not to love?!?
comic superhero is so over the top I wanted the mini version to look
just as angry, crazed and destructive. While the excellent sculpt helped
a long way in the feel department, for the complete package I decided
to make a vignette of one of the Red Basher's "landings" in
asphalt is Durham's Water Putty (a kind of wood filler) cast and broken
to simulate the asphalt, as is the broken sidewalk. The mailbox and
trashcans are HO-scale train items, weathered, damaged and positioned
to "blow" backwards from ground zero. The figure himself was
almost perfect out of the blister! (He even had bare feet like the Red
Basher.) I just sculpted some bracers and the crew-cut.
paid off with a 1st Place in the contest (both for Alternative Category
and Basing) and Best