Saturday, February 08, 2020

Scruffy sleuth

Harry Salami, PI
15 mm

End of the Road
A Harry Salami Mystery
By Burt Hardcastle
Harry Salami's back, in a gripping new mystery from the author of  the bestselling "Cat's Game".  A millionaire land tycoon's wife has gone missing, and though the police have dropped the case, her sister believes she's no runaway bride.  It's up to Harry to find the truth, in a town where truth is scarcer than a stiff drink. Can he survive a web of intrigue that leads... all the way to the top?

"Harry Salami" is a name my kids came up with once, which I spun into a rambling mystery tale told on a dull car trip. Naturally I made him a noir detective, complete with jaded monologue and dubious business practices.  They still don't know why the name is so funny... :)

Harry is a lightly-converted Khurasan figure.

At an old factory outside of town, Harry hears a faint voice: "Is.. someone there? Help!"


  1. It might sound silly but I dig the ground texture and how it's actually lit by him.

    This and the newspaper set a little story around him, an impressive feat for such tiny salam... Scale.

    It just lacks one thing to be A+ instead, and it might be to have its back painted in a slightly darker hue.

    Other than that, your minis manage to feel like a slap in the face every time I think it isn't possible to take such tiny scale one step beyond.

    1. Thanks! I always appreciate your thoughts on my work :). I didn't go for real "OSL" on this figure because frankly, it's too painstaking a technique for a random fun figure. But I couldn't give him a _flashlight_ and then totally ignore it as a light source :D

  2. Perfect for a Lovecraftian horror setting!
    The newspaper and the flashlight add such a great atmosphere. Truly a brilliant paintjob.

  3. Superbly painted. The shading on his clothes is outstanding. Love the conversion work also. I can allready see him losing his mind as he discovers things man shouldn't know about.

    1. LOL another comment about "mythos" investigation! I feel seen here, guys ;)

      But yeah he could end up on a case that takes a paranormal/mythos turn à la "True Detective"... he'd just be a fair bit out of his depth :O

  4. This is excellent. Just a thought, the brilliance of this paint job will be made that more clear by a scale comparison to show how small it is. :)

  5. This little Harry Salami is awesome!
    Although it takes me back to my childhood ages
    and "Inspector Gadget" !!LoL:))

    1. Thanks! I'm sure Gadget was part of the origin of this character... my kids do watch it :)


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