Sep 302017
 

Hello folks! It’s time for a flashback. Now you MIGHT guess that I forgot to put this up yesterday (and you’d be correct) but then I had this spiffy idea to change the title for this theme. Saturday Night’s Main Event was a staple for me as a WWF (they’re WWE now, but in the time period I’m covering, they were still the Federation) fan in the 80’s and early 90’s. So yeah. Mistakes were made and lemonade was made from those mistakes.

I was never a Hulkamaniac growing up. I was supposed to be. Everybody was. I just didn’t find Hulk Hogan terribly interesting as a character. If I hadn’t been told that wrestling was fake, I think I would have eventually figured it out by watching Hogan’s matches. Not because he was terrible at what he did, but because of how repetitive they were. His interviews and matches felt very samey. It was all by design. Why fix what wasn’t broken? He was undoubtedly the biggest star in the WWF.

Here’s Barnaby dressed up as the Hulkster. The bandanna was a late addition. I only had the shading left to do on the piece and I wasn’t super happy with the hair. Then I remembered that since is obviously taking place before the shirt rip, that he would still also have his bandanna on. Problem solved. In retrospect, it’s funny, but I like him better without the bandanna. But you can still see both pieces here.

Here’s a comparison to the original. I forgot Hogan’s crucifix in the new piece. Despite the awkward limbs, I think I got the lean and listen pose a little bit better in the original.

That’s all for this week. I may have written myself into posting flashbacks on Saturday for the duration of this theme, so yeah. I’ll probably see you next Saturday.

Jul 142017
 

It’s Friday afternoon and I’m home so yay for that. It’s time for a flashback so yay for that as well.

The space age set was an homage to pulp science fiction stories and movies. They don’t have a huge regard for actual science and thus would probably be better qualified as science fantasy. There’s just something fun about the retro look. The Rayguns & Rocketships kickstarter won me over almost on the look of it alone.

We start our trip down asteroid memory lane with Barnaby. If I had to pick a role for him, it would be a space fleet cadet, ready to serve. My favorite element is the glass faceplate effect.

Here’s the comparison to the original. Barnaby has clearly lost some weight in five years. The original piece had Barnaby saluting. I tried to go for that again in the new piece, but it looks more like he’s shielding his eyes from the light as he looks at something in the distance.

That’s all for this week. See you next Friday for another reveal.

Jun 092017
 

Hello! It’s Friday and that’s good for flashbacks. Let’s get to it.

Balrog is a boxer and apparently he was heavily based on Mike Tyson, hence why he was named M. Bison in the original Japanese version. He was renamed Balrog to make things less obvious. He was one of the three bosses you had to fight before reaching the big boss…M. Bison (Vega in the original).

Here’s Barnaby ready to get in the ring. I like how the boxing pose turned out. I tried something new with the mouth to try to make it look like he was sneering at his opponent.

Here’s the comparison to the original. There was definitely something off about his belly in the original and his paws were way too small.

And that’s all for this week. Next Friday is…another day.

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