Friday, 1 August 2014

Werewolf, AK miniatures (?) - Part 1 of 4

Whilst walking around a small wargaming show held in Stafford earlier in the year my brother noticed one particular trader selling quite unusual figures and models including the one shown here. Speaking to the trader it soon became obvious that he also created the figures himself and had already produced numerous different sci-fi/near future themed figures (dwarf bikers etc.) but as is often the case I didn't really take note of the company. I bought a few figures and then wondered off looking for other goodies to buy.
The models were bagged and simply labelled 'AK' and had a brief description of the figure but without any website or contact details. I have since been unable to find any trace of AK online so if anyone recognises the figure or knows more about the sculptor please let me know, if only to give him some more publicity.

This is quite a large model, the base is approximately 40mm in diameter as can be seen from the 10mm squares printed on the cutting mat.
Rather than just assuming how wolves appear (if asked I would have said just various shades of grey) I used Google Images and noted that real wolves are often multiple shades of grey/off white/cream/browns and black and painted the model appropriately. Note that I have deliberately finished the base with grasses etc. to give the model a rural setting, the reason for this will become obvious when Part 3 of this mini-series is posted.