The Ghastly Plan

Once in a great while I do something unselfish. One such semi-altruisitic thing I did was participate in the “Ghastly plan” back in 2005. Steve West, in the UK was going through chemotherapy and so on and his friend (who went by the handle “Deep fried happy mice”; I can’t recall his real name) put forward this plan to cheer Steve up by having a figure cast — Mr. Ghastly — that was based on a character in Steve’s games. Everyone who agreed to paint one up and send it anonymously to Steve, with a cryptic letter, also got a free copy of the miniature for their own collection. I still haven’t painted “my” figure, but I did paint and send the other one to Steve. The full story and a gallery is here.

My contribution is “Ghastly 04” down near the bottom. I did a sort of “Alice Cooper” circa 1985 look. The top hat and ghastly visage made that an easy pick. I really like the Uncle Sam idea too, and I also thought about Baron Semedi motif but that is pretty similar to Alice Cooper’s look anyway. I sent a letter along with it, which from what I recall was just a mishmash of old Alice Cooper lyrics. When Steve finally figured out what was going on (he received all the figures in the gallery), he sent out thank-you letters, gorgeously hand-written. I should scan it.

The gallery shows some ingenious conversions and additions to the basic figure. You can get your own Mr. Ghastly figure from Historifigs.


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