As you may or may not know back in March of this year we lost one of the titans of the “Wargames Bloggosphere” and a true gentleman in all senses of the word when Bryan “Vampifan” Scott sadly died, the sheer number of comments to his final post gives a good insight into the number of people he touched just via his wonderful blog here….
Anyway, a chance comment over on Simon Moore blog “Fantorical” saying that this would be the first year of “Zombtober” without Bryan casting his oh so knowledgeable eye over proceedings would be greatly missed (He never actually took part citing that every month was “Zombie” painting month in his house, and in truth it was!). Added to this Simon was also on the process of painting a rather attractive female Vampire (see link bottom of the page*) another of Bryans passions, and this got me thinking that perhaps it would be nice if a few of his online friends marked this occasion in a manner I think he would have approved of by painting up either a Vampire, Zombie, or Hunter/Survivor in honour of the great man himself.
Last Christmas I did send him this figure (right) as a token of my appreciation of his friendship as he had mentioned his admiration for it during a previous Zomtober, though I don’t know if he ever saw it due to his ill health. I like to think he did and the card detailing my thanks for his support over the years.
But turning back to the matter at hand a Vampire figure, as I didn’t have a suitable figure to hand I ordered one from “Reaper Miniatures UK” (left) She is a “Female Vampire Warrior called D’Mona” if you’re interested, and I hope to have it painted before the end of the month, I’d say I hope he would have approved of my choice but to be honest he would probably have said that he already had one of these in his collection!
If anyone else out there would like to join in you will be more than welcome, this isn’t going to be one of our usual community painting/modelling projects but it might be nice to be able to add some links to show any other people’s figures.
So till next time, stay safe and cheers Roger.