Some time ago I showed off a Megatron miniature that I had painted, now to go with it I’ve finished a Bumblebee too. These miniatures are based off the G1 cartoon so are very simple and uncomplicated. Nice and easy to paint, but I’d like something a bit more gritty. The cartoon was never my bag, we just didn’t ever see it over here really, or it was on at 6.30am or something silly like that. I prefered the Marvel comic Uk stories and art which child me felt were more serious!
So yeah, this is a thing…. My other manchild nostalgia obsession, aside from Warhammer, is Transformers. I’ve been buying and selling vintage toys on and off for many years now, but didn’t pay any attention to modern Transformers lore or toys until recently… I discovered a site where you can read comic books for free, and from that I naturally discovered the IDW series, especially the series written by James Roberts. Well, that was amazing. James Roberts seems to have many of the same influences and ideas that I have, but is actually capable of spinning them into a proper narrative that is a joy to read. Most of the rest I can take or leave, especially the tie-in nonsense, but JR’s work is amazing. Feels!!!
Anyway, so the other year I learned that some company in America had the licence to make Transformers miniatures, and so I had to get some to paint. The cartoons weren’t my thing really, aside from Transformers The Movie, so I think I’ll be aiming for a more Marvel UK kind of look when I paint the next one, but this was a lot of fun.