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Offline Deathwing

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Emperor Norton
« on: September 13, 2007, 03:33:15 AM »
Reposted from TMP

In is with great exultation that I announce the arrival of the most beloved emperor of the Bear Flag Republic.  The kind folks at Old Glory were commissioned, I won their free pick a green contest, to make a likeness of his majesty and their work is astounding.  His proud bearing has been properly caught in all of its glory.  

The History:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Norton

The reference:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/azrael2305/empnort2-1.jpg

Front of Mini:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/azrael2305/DSCF0126.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/azrael2305/DSCF0130.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/azrael2305/DSCF0127.jpg

Rear of Mini:

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/azrael2305/DSCF0129.jpg

Well there he is.  Now I need to get him professionally painted.  Something this cool can't be done by my hand. I have 10 copies so I'll probably trade a few away.  I'm very pleased. I decided to post him here since people have wondered if anyone took Old Glory up on the sculpt.  Thanks.

Joey

I forgot to mention scale wise he's a little bigger than the normal 28mm Old Glory Cowboys, but smaller than the Black Scorpion cowboys range.  So he fits in well.  His majesty would be tall!
Joseph McGuire, President/Janitor at World’s End Publishing; producer of the upcoming post-apocalypse skirmish warband game This Is Not a Test.

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Offline Skrapwelder

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« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2007, 05:34:11 AM »
Very cool.  Congratulations.

Offline PeteMurray

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« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2007, 12:24:18 PM »
Joey, those 10 copies are your masters. Don't trade them away! Hold onto them and you can use them to get a production mould made up of Emperor Norton!

He looks pretty cool. I think you chose well.

Offline Prof.Witchheimer

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Emperor Norton
« Reply #3 on: September 13, 2007, 12:54:16 PM »
very nice mini! I would be interested to trade/buy it :)

Offline Ironworker

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« Reply #4 on: September 13, 2007, 02:18:09 PM »
Is he not going to be a part of their regular line?

Offline PeteMurray

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« Reply #5 on: September 13, 2007, 03:45:41 PM »
No, it's a one-off sculpt that Deathwing owns now.

I'm just going to pop up a photo so we can see how dirty Deathwing's fingernails are.


Offline revford

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« Reply #6 on: September 13, 2007, 04:40:10 PM »
Quote from: "PeteMurray"
Joey, those 10 copies are your masters. Don't trade them away! Hold onto them and you can use them to get a production mould made up of Emperor Norton!

He looks pretty cool. I think you chose well.



Brilliant!  You should get him into production so we can all add His Imperial Majesty Norton I to our games.  :)

Offline Deathwing

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« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2007, 12:30:35 AM »
Thanks everyone.  I plan to put him into production and will provide info on his availability.  I will say that he will not be for sale.  It's sort of spiritual, aka Discordian, thing, but I will barter or just plain give him away. Many people on this site have provided me with serious inspiration and and I would hate to "sell" them a miniature.  Of course if some of you talented painters wouldn't mind painting one for me, I would toss a couple at you.  Don't worry I won't be stingy.  Thanks.

Joey

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Offline Grimm

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Emperor Norton
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2007, 05:36:31 AM »
very cool !!!! I love it  :love:
ttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Grimms-Hangar/196455560521708

Offline Gluteus Maximus

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« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2007, 09:56:28 AM »
I love it! Loads of possibilities for 19thC/ VSF gaming
:)

I definitely want one!

 

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