Saturday, 7 February 2015

Analogue Painting Challenge Myth Bonus Round - Robin Hood


I struggled with a figure to paint up for the Myth bonus round, but while browsing through North Stars Military Figures, Bargain basement page the other day, I found this Robin Hood figure for the measly sum of £1.10. So along with another few bits and bobs from their 1672 range he was purchased.
I thought he'd be a good Myth figure, Robin Hood being a famous English legend, but who was the real Robin Hood??
Many names have been put forward, Robin Earl of Huntingdon, Robin of Loxley, Roger Godberd and the name we all know although spelt slightly different, Robyn Hode.


He's not sculpted in the usual Robin Hood style, but he's a more modern looking chap, he looks like he fit right in a Zombie game to me??




51 comments:

  1. Good choice! And I like his looks. You're right, he could be hunting zombies. Rich ones of course...

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  2. Oh he looks superb... and could easily pass for the street vigilante (Green) "Arrow"... something of a myth amongst the police and criminal underworld :-)

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    1. Yeh, he does look a little like Arrow, doesn't he??

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  3. Very nice ray. Yes, I was kinda thinking Green Arrow-ish character too.

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  4. Great figure Ray! Steals from the rich, gives to the poor...sounds like a man for our times.

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  5. Brilliant choice Ray! Great work with the brush too!

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  6. Great looking figure, Ray - I agree that he could fit in fighting zombies as well as with the Sheriff of Nottingham.

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    1. The Zombies of Sherwood Forest?? Sounds like a plan???

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    2. Them and werewolves of London :)!

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  7. A great choice, a hero of our childhood...and great job!

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  8. Quite a versatile figure... I agree. Begs the question - who's the best Robin?
    Errol Flynn...? Michael Praed...? John Cleese...?

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    1. A little cheesy but its gotta be Mr Flynn.

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  9. Good choice and a cracking good paint job, Ray.

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    1. Robyn always liked a bit of green, so its said??

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  11. He is very modern maybe he takes after the BBC of some years ago? None the less we done there Ray.

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    1. That was my thought Rob, but now I'm thinking more on the Green Arrow line.

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  12. Great job Ray! I think he could be hunting zombies in a blog near you soon.

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    1. You never know Bob, you never know????

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  13. A perfect backdrop for Mr Hood. Great painting Ray.

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  14. Nice job, Rayman! With a little putty over the eyes and nose and he might be found working overtime on the weekends as the Green Arrow.

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    1. Yep, some others have said he could be the Green Arrow.

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  15. Nice one mate. One would not expect dragons and ogres from you.

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  16. I suspect Robin Hood is an amalgam of may real and mythical characters, CF King Arthur. I have also been tempted hy the North Star figure.

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    1. At a mere £1.10 I was silly not to buy him.

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  17. I bought the same figure in the sale along with MM and the S of N

    You have done a great job with what I honestly thought was a pretty poor sculpt

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    1. I didn't think the sculpt was bad, it is just a little strange, neither here nor there in any period?

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  18. Great paint-job on a very nice sculpt and congratulations on reaching your challenge target too.

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  19. Comic book and TV 'Arrow'? A multi-use figure perhaps.

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  20. Good stuff, Ray. I say it's a winner. Nice camera work as well.

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