Posts Tagged ‘Ross Kemp’

Have I Got News for You

September 2, 2012

I was seeking a camera man for a FUBAR scenario involving Ross Kemp having already modded a figure suitable. Also I thought I could do with a a more American reporter for those rare occassions when I allow Freddy Forrin on the table.  In the end I went for the Assault Group reporter and an Em4 camera bloke. They work well, even if my photography doesn’t do them any favours.  Both were great fun to paint – the reporter has a flak jacket on while the camera man doesn’t, but I feel that reflects the very different worlds they inhabit… another nugget of wisdom born from the meditation you enjoy while painting.








Here’s the photo of the finished Ross Kemp aside the camera. Well it would be but I’ve mislaid him!

Ross Hour

June 19, 2010

Here’s a quick snapshot of a quick fix in my aim to have a Ross Kemp figure for the off-the-cuff Afghanistan project I’m working on as a result of going to Salute and having so much fun playing a game hosted by the RAF Wargames Association.  as seen below. Of course there’s not much call for presenters of programs on the Afghan war in 28mm so I thought I’d have a bash myself. The key features of reporters are quite generic, like Evan Wright in Generation Kill, you need an oversized helmet and flak vest, and they should be in Navy Blue. I should have studied a photo to get the features right on the vest but hey-ho it will do being as it is a fast conversion ( a Ross job!) of a WW2 Brit Commander with my first use of that green stuff. Not bad even if I say so myself.

This short detour into all things Afghan was borne of a typical show folly were something just grabs you, and the game itself was one of the simplest on offer as you can see. The mad and loud enthusiasm behind it was what really sold it to us, with the Slug also impressed by having the opportunity of having pieces running around with SAWs on full auto-fire for the bulk of the play time.