Have you ever started something that haven’t finished?
That back fence?
A bucket of chicken from our good friend the Colonel after a night out on the drink?
Well let me tell you a story.
Once upon a time a grown man with a brain that was 50% (Maybe more) CHILD came up with an idea. He remembered an old nursery rhyme from when he was little about The Crooked Man. It used to scare the absolute crap out of him, as his imagination was pretty wild. He would imagine the Crooked man, what he looked like and believe me it wasn’t cute.
The man decided to do a narrative all based on The Crooked Man. (If you go to my search thing you can read the seven acts).
Then the project just stopped for no real reason. It just lost steam I guess.
However what came from it was a warband of lead characterful minis.
Also, I’d made a diorama of the Crooked man which no one has seen but has been made for 7-8 months. I’m really very proud of this piece for several reasons.
- The Crooked Man looks, almost, exactly like what I imagined as a kid.
- I used Green stuff for his torso, his jaw and his hat. His hat looks a little rigid but I’m still quite pleased with it. Next time I’d make the brim tattered and the top bent.
- The Diorama base is one of my best terrain pieces in my humble opinion. I took my time with it and just kept adding bits here and there.
- The path he is walking on is crooked as you’ll see from the birds eye view shots.
- The Crooked Mans staff is over-sized which I think makes him look even creepier. I don’t know why, it just does haha.
- The Crooked man looks crooked, bent over.
- The whole vibe of the piece is dark and ominous.
Here is the poem:
I hope you like it guys.
Now for the base. I’ve used one of my 300×300 terrain tiles for the sake of the photos but the actual diorama in the triangle shaped piece.
I’ve used 40k and fantasy bits to create a timeless feel to the whole thing.
As much as I enjoyed making The Crooked Man the whole project just lost traction for me.
However, the diorama looks mighty fine in my glass display cabinet so I’m happy.