This week I have yet another 28mm Hasslefree figure, this one goes by the name of Jim. If you haven’t twigged it by now then let me just say that I love Hasslefree figures and rate them as my favourite manufacturer (I like Reaper equally too). I love the sculpts, the quality is simply spot on and the figure composition of most models can be used in so many ways. This is the second time I have painted Jim and I know it wont be the last.
Now as well as doing, or trying to do, much more freehand work when and where I can, I am also keen to improve upon my base work. The challenge, not for every single figure but for a select few, is to see what I can achieve on either a 25mm or a 40mm base. This is not a new challenge I have set myself but it is one I have drifted away from and as a consequence I have not been quite so happy with my bases of late.
In this instance the base is just 25mm square but if gives an idea of just how much detail I can squeeze on when I put the effort in. Overall I’m pleased with this one but images I have seen on sites like Pinterest have shown me that so much more can be done with bases. Whether I can match any of those inspiring ideas and on much smaller bases remains to be seen but then again that’s the point of the personal challenge.
The wall was made from plaster board with a few exposed bricks inserted at the bottom and the window was a spare found in my bits box. Plastic was cut for glass shards and a few pieces of sea foam and grass was added for colour and effect. Jim himself was a straight forward paint job with camo trousers and T-Shirt.