Ok, so this is it, the first, inaugural post, my blog opening. I thought the beginning of my blog should definitely have something to do with Quentin Tarantino, if not Pulp Fiction itself. Seeing that movie back then was like an awakening for me. I must have been 14 years old and was already a big movie fan but with Pulp Fiction I realized for the first time how brilliant storytelling can be, how special you can cut a movie and what fun it can be to just listen to the dialogues. I was completely enthralled with this flick and watched it over and over again. It was also the first time I became interested in a particular director and started watching all the films he had made – soon followed by Robert Rodriguez and the Coen brothers.
At the time, I had a couple of posters hanging on my wall: The official movie poster of Pulp Fiction and two black and white shots, one is the scene from Reservoir Dogs where Harvey Keitel is on the floor and Michael Madsen is standing over him, both pointing guns at each other and the other is the legendary scene from Pulp Fiction, the “Bonny Situation” where John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson take care of Brad and his boys to get the suitcase back. Here’s the iconic scene again for you to catch up on:
The beginning of everything
I couldn’t believe it when I realized that Studio Miniatures had actually released figures with this exact pose, and I immediately bought them along with a few other movie-related minis – the start of a new collection. So, long story short, these figures were the first to be painted after a hiatus of almost ten years. I had given up the hobby completely and now returned to it simply because I wanted to paint these minis.
I really like the design and sculpting, although they have those slightly too large heads that minis from Studio Miniatures sometimes seem to have. But there were almost no casting grades and not much to clean up. To be honest, I’m not really happy with my painting, it’s not really the level I’d like, but at least it’s a new start after a long break and it’s my first steps back into painting. There is definitely a lot to learn … and maybe I should buy new brushes. Let’s see where it goes from this blog opening!