Tuesday, 27 April 2010

Styx Boatman - Grenadier, 1988









This is an old Grenadier figure, bearing a copyright mark for 1988, which would have been pretty nearly when I bought it. It's been sitting around ever since then. I found it while I was rummaging around amongst my old unpainted figures and thought I might as well slop some paint on to it.

I was a bit half-hearted about it from the start, and that lack of enthusiasm really shows. It's rather a half-arsed paint job, and I pretty much hate it, but I'm buggered if I'll do it over.

There was a fairly serious casting line running right down the middle of the figure, which I wasn't entirely successful at removing. You can see it running up the chest and over the face of the corpse in the bow of the boat in the image to the right.

I'm not normally in the habit of buying non-utility figures, though I have splashed out on the occasional one. This particular one could conceivably be useful in some sort of 9 Hells scenario, but I doubt that I'll ever get any actual gaming use out of it, and I expect it will go back into a drawer and probably never see the light of day again. It could maybe be useful on a vignette base or in a diorama, but that's not really my scene these days and hasn't been for many, many years.