Last week I saw this guy on an eBay auction and decided that, yes, I would quite like a giant. After a quick chat with seller I got him for a very reasonable price. Job done, now to sit behind the letter box and wait on him arriving.
|This is how my new Giant looked before I got my paws on him|
While I was waiting I thought i'd check out what I had. He's a C28 giant designed by Nick Bibby (he of Great Spined Dragon fame. In fact my original intention was to be cheeky and use him instead of a dragon on scale creep but I've been set straight by the Captain). The Giants came out in '87 and were multipart figs with a whole range of choices. Looks like my one is a Ninefingers Smouldergaze with a huge axe (my collectors muscle is twinging!)
I remembered the advert from White Dwarf 94 and they look a bit cartoonish here but the gangly warped bodies are entertaining.
I came back from work on Friday to find one of those dreaded red cards behind the door. This meant having to traipse down to the Post Office to pick up my new prizes (there are more but we can talk about them later). As soon as I got back (11.30?) I dropped the big boy into the Fairy Power Spray. Family stuff ensued for the next couple of hours but on the way to the loo i couldn't avoid taking a peek at my new Giant. Lo and Behold! the paint was already coming off!