Late entry “The Sandman” (John Brattan)

There was talk of making some unique miniatures for super hero/villain types over at ForgottenHeroesSite and I had a mind to join in but as usual life’s been getting in the way.

I was talking with my wife a week ago and she encouraged me to do something anyway and she suggested I do the Sandman. I immediately started thinking of Neil Gaiman’s version, from the graphic novels I read many years ago, and started looking for existing miniatures. I couldn’t find any in my collection that I could easily convert in a short time.

sandman neil gaimanThen I remembered that Craig, a friend of mine from long ago, mentioned that Sandman was quite an old DC hero that went back to 1939. In fact it was he who let me read his Neil Gaiman graphic novels and showed me an old DC comic that featured the original character. I went looking for images and saw two main versions, a guy in a green suit and purple cloak and another in just a tan suit and overcoat, both also sporting a fedora, gasmask and special sleep gas emitting gun.

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I went looking for a figure to match and found Mark Copplestone’s Gangsters in a FLGS, in particular, Sam Spade. He’s not quite what I’m after in that his overcoat is slightly different to those in the comics but I think he’ll be good enough for me with a few changes.

copplestone castI’ve started converting this miniature and I’ve changed the right arm to that of a Reaper bones cowboy figure that I’ve sacrificed for his revolver-wielding hand. I’m now throwing a bit of greenstuff around to blend in the arm, modify the weapon and add a gasmask to the face. I think I’ll go for the tan-suited gent as I’m not so good at making cloaks yet ;-).

CAM00480sandyNow I just have to convince Roger to accept my late entry… (and I have of course’ Roger).

https://hitlh.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/forgotten-heroes.html

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2 thoughts on “Late entry “The Sandman” (John Brattan)”

  1. Yay! New blood! The fact that so many people have been inspired to join in with my little idea makes me very happy. Welcome aboard, John, and a very nice start on a character that not only meets the criteria, but is also going to be pretty useful for any pulp games you may play.

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