Hello your probably thinking what’s this a posting on a Tuesday, that’s a bit different?
Well yes it is, but the thing is both myself and fellow “blogger” and lunatic Jez over at “Carrion Crows Buffet” are about to embark on yet another round of the madness that is “He-month”, and as usual I thought I’d mark the beginning of the month with a bit of a “statement of intent” (In other words I’d say what figures I’m hoping to get finished by the end of the month). So this month I hope to complete my versions of three characters from the second wave of “He-man” toys that “mattel” released in 1983, just in time for them to be included in the then new cartoon series, namely “Trap-jaw”, ”Tri-klops” and “Ram-man”. Interestingly both Trap-Jaw and Tri-klops had very different back stories to begin with than the “bumbling” henchmen they turned out to be portrayed as in the series. Trap-jaw was originally conceived to be an escaped criminal from another dimension, and Tri-klops was an incredibly strong master swordsman and tactician summoned by Skeletor to defeat He-man, oh how the mighty have fallen eh! Ram-man however just appears to be a chance to use up some left over springs! But I’ve always had a bit of a soft spot for his ridiculous power of leaping head first into things.
Right now, as always I plan on using some “dollies” to form the basis of my figures and to this end I have dug out two more of the “naked beefcakes” I bought from “Bronze age miniatures” last year at the conception of this project (See above), these will form the basis of both Tri-klops and Trap-jaw. The base for Ram-man however with be formed by a “Heroclix” figure (also above), namely “The controller” who first appeared in an old fantastic four story. This is mainly due to the fact that as I painted up one of these figures a while back I was struck by how much his face reminded me of the cartoon version of Ram-man from back in the day (How sad is that eh!!). So when it came time to start this month’s conversions I just had to send off to “Blue Rat games” for another one (sadly as regular readers will know I can’t just get one Heroclix figure when I need one, but end up buying a load more I don’t really need as well!!). He looks a bit bigger than the other two figures at the moment, but I have a plan to address that don’t worry.
Anyway enough rambling from me by the end of the week I hope to have at least some WIP pictures to show you along with some description of how I have “hacked” them apart and hopefully started to put them back together, up to that point.
Please be sure to check out what Jez has been up to and how he is progressing with his versions of Eternia’s finest over at his excellent blog….
So till then. Cheers Roger.