Back from ReaperCon 2018 and I AM SO HAPPY! I won a gold this year! I have been trying to do this for a while… but I am getting ahead of myself. Here is my bronze entry in the painters division. I call him Admiral Bob because you have to have at least one Bob figure in your entries. No really. Its a rule… Okay its my rule but hey its a rule. This is my first bust I’ve done for a competition or ever in fact.
Moving on… This is my silver entry and it was in the diorama category called “Midnight Cheese Raider”. I used the parts from a real mousetrap which I shortened to make it fit the figure a bit better. I liked the idea of it being a cross between Raiders of the Lost Ark and Tomb Raider but the problem was that I didn’t have a way conveying why she was in the trap. Finely I came up with the idea that she could be taking a “Golden” (aka cheese) idol like the beginning of Raiders. This idea evolved very quickly in my mind and I started after my gold entry and finished it before my gold entry. The “base” was pretty much my wife’s idea (thanks honey-bunches) and I finished it literally in the hotel room the night before it was due.
Lastly is my Gold entry. Did I say gold I meant GGGOOOLLLDDD! I case you haven’t picked up on it I am very happy with this outcome. This idea evolved over the course of about 3 months. Some of you may remember this figure had wings and a sword at one time and it was an angel with a sword. Well I turned this bad-boy dark. I removed his wings and give him a skull staff with a swarm of skulls screaming around.