Friday, 9 October 2015

Mike the scribe

Despite the lack of updates over here, I'm still a busy bee :). Well, most of the time I'm just changing diapers or rocking the little Suberling, but when not doing that, I'm trying to give shape to too many a few projects.
What I can show today is another Otherworld conversion. While wandering through their web I met this mini:
Pic shamelessly stolen
That face immediately reminded me this other scribe:
You know, the guy who wrote the Quixote and stuff
 Sooo, it all took its place in my mind. The conversion was quite self-explanatory:
No way I could sculpt the ruff
No, I don't believe in ebooks, you brat
Please let me introduce Mike Zerbantz, scribe and novelist. Quite a life indeed. After being declared a fugitive on his homeworld (apparently he severely injured someone relevant in a duel), he enlisted so he could flee from home. Being part of a Navy landing party on board of the Frigate Iron Marchioness, during the battle of LePanth he got badly injured on his left arm, which had to be replaced with augmetics.
After the victorious campaign, when the fleet was going back to their docks, Zerbantz's convoy was attacked by Eldar pirates and he was taken prisoner. His life in captivity was pretty unbearable. For five endless years he was tortured an tried to escape, until he was finally rescued by the Ultramarines Chapter on a memorable raid.
Finally settled on Imperial soil, he found himself totally ruined and got himself into some schemings on the edge of law to survive, while at the same time he begun his writer career based on his experiences.
Sometimes employed by Administratum or local authorities as hired workforce to help with accounting or logistics, he's lately been seen at Besenval, researching for his latest novel, something about a guy who apparently goes nuts and believes himself to be a Space Marine or something and begins his own crusade through the stars.

You would also look grumpy if you had lived what I lived, son
My bionic arm squeaks a little today
Well, not much else to say really, this was a mini mainly just for fun, I couldn't resist, hehe.
I'm currently working on some quite different stuff, but I'd like to finish something before I dare to show pics, or at least I'd like to have some real progress to show. Be patient, my friends, ye shall be rewarded...

28 comments:

  1. Really cool, definitely solid material for RPG character!

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    1. Thanks! Well, in fact I didn't invent a single thing, the real Cervantes' life just gave me it all, so I cannot take credit but from Roguetradering him :D

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    1. Thanks! It was kind of fun developing the mini around the story of the character, may have to do that more!

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  3. Exactly th ekind of models I love, it's a romise of great stories and many scenarios. Brilliant.

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    1. Thank you, I now have to set an scenario up to the circumstances!

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  4. That is just unbelievably perfect. Well done sir, well done.

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    1. Thank you! Sometimes the silliest thing works better than the serious, well studied ones!

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  5. That's great. Love the inspiration, and it comes together beautifully as a model.

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    1. Thanks! It all came together as soon as I saw the mini, glad you like it!

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    1. Haha, check all the Otherworld ranges, they have lovely stuff which is utterly customizable!!

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  7. Great conversion and very inspiring but shouln't he has dark hair?

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    1. Thanks! Ehhm... Well, you know how these bohemian artists and men of letters can be about their aspect. The word is he once dyed it green! Well... and then... Ehh... Look, behind you! A three-headed monkey!

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  8. Great conversion, the figure has his own narrative, you should be pleased.

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    1. Thank you! It was really fun, I may do some more silliness likr this guy! :D

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  9. Great figure! For me it's the little wrist device that make the conversion believeable - it means he's not just a fantasy figure with a servo arm, but you've integrated the rest of the figure.

    Great stuff!

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    1. Thank you! I thought of adding some stuff to his fingertip, so he was literally writing with his finger, but I couldnt sculpt anything small enough. I also toyed with the idea of a servoskull floating over him, but that was a little too overdone and the structure was too frail. Anyway, you're right, small details are what make the mini believable :)

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  10. Awesome conversion. I really like the added sci fi bits and bobs.

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    1. Thank you! I hope I got the right balance between medieval-like and sci-fi looking, it's somentimes difficult when you are aiming for this RT-ishness :P

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  11. Great work Suber on the paint job as well as for adding character via conversion work to an already cool looking mini.

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    1. Thank you! I enjoyed a lot doing this one, it was fun recreating the story of a character and converting the mini through it!

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    1. Thanks! Glad you like it! This encourages me to do more silly stuff! :D

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    1. Thanks! It's all about RT-ing your references. Totally recommended, it's a fun process!

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  14. Hey Suber - I'm embarrassed to say that I've only just discovered your blog! My excuse is that work blocks blogspot, but I'm a free man with a smartphone now, so I'll certainly be following from now! Loving all your work dude - the scribe & waitress in particular are jaw-dropping for me... It's a joy to see your work mate ��

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    1. Hi Alex! Welcome aboard! Thank you for your words, I recently discovered your blog too and I pretty much enjoy the stuff you're posting there, I guess we are carrying not that different projects out, hehe. Cheers!

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