This year my old game group in Chicago decided to do a holiday miniatures swap. The concept was simple – we’d draw names from a hat, and then you’d be responsible for contacting your selected recipient, gathering some intel on what sort of miniature that person would like (or not, flying blind is OK too). Then you’d paint up the mini and ship it out before the end of 2016!
I drew Mattias, our erstwhile comrade who relocated to Hawaii back in 2015 and has been presumably sunning himself in the land of perpetual summer ever since. Anyway, Mattias requested a “weathered spaceman adventurer.” Armed with that brief description, I got to work.
The only model in my collection that could do justice to this request was this zany figure from Thunderchild Miniatures’ Wasteman game line. As you can see, he is *literally* a weathered spaceman adventurer, replete with a tattered spacesuit and a gnarled staff. Who can say what horrors he has endured during his lonely sojourn across the cosmos?
I went ahead and crafted a fun little accessory to go with this spaceman. It’s a collectible card-type of thing that offers a snippet of (rather dark) backstory to set the mood for the figure.
This was a lot of fun and I hope to take part in next year’s holiday miniature swap!