|Blake, Vila, Gann, Avon, Orac, Jenna and Cally|
Those of you of a certain age from the UK will remember, I hope with fondness the absolutely superb Sci Fi TV Series Blakes 7. I loved the programme then and still watch it today.
Filmed on a shoestring (another great 80s show) with creaking sets it survived on its brilliant characters, their interplay and great writing. Even the computers Zen and Orac had personality !
The figures themselves are heroic 28mm from Crooked Dice, part of the 7tv range, and marvellous figures they are too. Sold under the banner of Future Freedom Fighters they are a fantastic likeness of the TV show actors.
|The actual cast.|
The chaps are shown above, left to right is Gann the gentle giant, Blake the Rebel leader (or was he ?), Vila the cowardly thief and Avon the charismatic second in command who was out for himself (or was he ?)
Then the ladies, Cally on the left a telepath and Jenna on the right the beautiful smuggler (I don't mind admitting having a crush on her as a young man). Also Orac the world's first portable supercomputer, it was able to link in with all the other computers in the galaxy and obtain detailed information in seconds, that was the late 70s, today it's called the Internet.
So there we have it 6 28mm Figs plus whatever you want to class Orac as ? Another Fig or a crewed weapon ?
Great fun painting these and very much against my norm. I am firmly in the historical Camp and always paint Figs in batches of 6 to 10, it always takes me a while to get going with individual figures, I think the subject matter kept me going on these.
I do have lots of the other side, the Federation, to pit against these in future battles on Yarkshire 7tv. May or may not get those done before the end of the challenge.