Friday, 23 October 2015

The demon's name is....?

This figure has waited very patiently on my painting table for about 10-14 years. So Long in fact that I have forgotten why I bought it in the first place.  The Harpy is a foundry Harpy and only included as a size comparison, and nothing more.

No Fran it is not called Raymond. No Ray it is not called Francis! But If I need 2 imps I have an idea what they will be called. And it is far to big to be called "Postie!"


There is nothing clever about the painting, except that it was done with a single GW "Tank" brush, except the eyes, teeth and claws. I just picked up the single brush and never put it down. All the colours are the obvious colours and required no deep thought at all. Yet they all seem to wok just fine.

He probably will be used for Frostdave and as my wizard is called Dave and my apprentice is Nigel (or Nige for short) I needed a suitable name for this creature (should I ever summon a major demon.


 I think I have settled on a name having tried a few out. Derek is currently my favourite but maybe you have a better idea. Maybe you do not.

But what should I call him? I do not want a fantasy name, but something more like Derek, Bernard, Colin, Russell or Phillip. Other names are of course available so feel free to help it get a name. but nothing too fancy. Just an honest British first name that is a little old fashioned but not biblical in nature. So NO Ezekiel's or Jedidiah's. Your help is appreciated!


42 comments:

  1. Has to be Bob...he looks like a Bob.

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    1. It could be a Bob. Thank you for a very swift reply Lee.

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  2. I would normally say Harold ... and then do my Albert Steptoe impression; "I'm sorry Harold. Please don't leave me Son." But the figure just doesn't look like a Harold.
    Bob does suit him though.

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    1. Thanks Roy. I had not even thought of Harold.

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  3. Lets Call it Steve! this would be funnier if I could post the Over the Hedge image that goes with it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amwaFNZYUUY

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    1. Thanks Adam. Having just watched the clip "Steve" is a good idea. It may well be "Steve"

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  4. Great looking figure - (I never did take any notice of these things in the past) and your brushwork has held upover the years.
    Going along with your line of thought, what about NIgel for a name ?

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    1. Thanks Joe Nigel is the name of my wizard apprentice. so I am kind of looking for something else.

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    2. Damn, I really don't know why I typed Nigel, I was thinking Kevin.

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    3. Thanks Joe. One of my regular players is Kevin.

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  5. I know you don't want biblical names but what about Bartleby from the film Dogma. He's a fallen angel??? If not howabout Malcolm, I once owned a hamster called Malcolm, I accident killed him when I was hanging the washing out for my mum.....squelch!

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    1. Thanks Ray Malcom is a good name and just in the style I am thinking of. As for Bartleby that's not comic enough. although "Barry" would be. Or Barnaby!

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    2. It definitely looks like the hamster killer!

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    3. Thank you Fran, but it is just not going to be called Ray or Raymond, Fran or Francis...... but Ian would work.

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  6. Really what's wrong with Ray? Oh ok we'll be serious; Regenold you could call him Reggie the Demon for short.

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    1. Than you Robert. Again Reginald is good it has the right level of comedy about it. (I would have said Timothy, but there is a Tim at the club and we do not want to offend anyone.... no not really.

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  7. Nice work on him, Clint! I still remember a friend who was aggravating our DM back in the day. His thief kept on trying to read the writing carved on a tomb wall. He DID roll very good on his read language. Our DM was clearly wanting us to move along and said " for a good time call 'Snuggles-the- Elf' ". Very puzzled the thief said ' Snuggles-the-Elf' three times. You can imagine what "fun" we did have when a beastie looking much like your fine looking mini appeared! ;)

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    1. Thanks David that did give me a laugh. I can imagine doing the exact same thing, both as the thief and the GM.

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  8. Sue? That would give you the opportunity to play some Johnny Cash if he's summoned ;)

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    1. Thank you Tamsin. I am guessing my own club will make less sensible suggestions that that.

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  9. Good grief... I actually clicked this posting thinking I was off to Vampifan's blog, not a grizzled VBCW veteran like yourself Clint!?! Great stuff and a very formidable looking foe indeed :-)

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    1. Thank you Simon. I do paint most things. So sooner or later it will turn up no matter what you think it will be! Some things will be much later though.

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  10. Very nicely done Clint. :)

    As for a name, I suggest Dave. Whenever someone needs a name suggestion I go with Dave. Just Dave. :)

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    1. Thank you Citizen. It seems we have similar thoughts as My Wizard is called Dave. But there can be more than one Dave. Maybe the whole warband could be called Dave!

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    2. Sow confusion for the enemy with a band called Dave!

      "Which model are you attacking?"
      "That one."
      "Dave?"
      "No, that one!"
      "Oh, you meant Dave."

      :)

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  11. Trevor, good solid name is Trevor ;-P

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    1. Thank you Gobbo. One of my best friends is called Trevor and he would think it was to do with him in some way so Trev is one of those names I steer clear of.

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  12. Wilf or Wilfred
    Bertie or Rupert
    General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett, KCB
    Percy or Percival

    I may have found inspiration for one of the above from Blackadder Goes Forth. Baaah!

    I also may have been thinking about this while painting IHMN figures :)

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    1. Thank you Roy. I like the name Rupert for him, or perhaps Rolland. I will pass on General Sir Antony Cecil Hogmanay Malchett, KCB. It is just too long and not likely to be remembered.

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  13. Cool demon!

    Though he looks like an Adrian. Couldn't say why, he's just got an Adrian vibe about him.

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    1. Thanks Evan. Adrian would fit really well. A demon called Adrian, I like the sound of that. It sound like the title of a children's book!

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  14. Well I wasn't expecting this, what a fabulous creation. He has to be Oscar, it those 'Wilde' staring eyes and a strong urge to fly!

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    1. Thank you Michael. Oscar is another good name and quire the contender . Definitely in the top 5 names.

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  15. Nice work Clint! I think he looks like a Gareth myself.

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    1. Thanks Bob. I am sorry but I do not see a Gareth when I look at him.

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  16. Frank or Sid. Very nicely painted demon anyway mate.

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    1. Thanks Carl. I think it is sorted for now. Loads of good names so when he dies I can bring back another. All I need now is a summon Demon spell.

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