The Azazel challenge for October was to complete a unit of at least 3 figures and/or an Ork for Orktober. As I typically do single figures, vignettes and dioramas unit challenges don’t naturally fit with what I do. Having said that I love the challenges and whenever possible like the idea of contributing something. With so much to do at the moment I limited my self to the unit challenge only, I’ll have a crack at an Ork some other time, might even call it IRO!
I didn’t really have any idea what to do for a unit but when I was searching the Artizan website for something else I discovered this 28mm three figure set representing the primary characters from the classic film Kelly’s Heroes. So here we have Kelly, Big Joe and Oddball. I’m not sure Kelly or Big Joe are great representations of the actual characters either in sculpting terms (like I have the right to be critical!) or in respect of my paint job but the sculpt of Oddball is excellent in my opinion and unmistakably “him”.
I suspect I am not alone in nominating Oddball as my favorite character from the film so for a little added nostalgia a few Oddball classics lines …
“A Sherman can give you a very nice… edge”
“Crazy… I mean like, so many positive waves… maybe we can’t lose, you’re on!
“I’m drinking wine and eating cheese, and catching some rays, you know”
“It’s a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers”
Images of the three figures below.