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Slug Industries: Long John Silver

December 17, 2017

Something a bit different this time. I haven’t done a plug for an upcoming product in ages, but when Phil from Slug Industries¬†(who is a nice bloke with a glorious moustache) showed me this upcoming pirate sculpt, I figured it was definitely worth sharing.

Long John Silver sculpt

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Long John Silver sculpt

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Based on Robert Newton’s iconic Long John Silver (fun fact: our “arrrr that be how them pirates be talking” tropes come from that performance), this is a wonderful Paul Hicks sculpt. It’s a great likeness, and one of the nicest pirate minis I’ve seen in recent years. It will be a part of Slug Industries’ 2018 Kickstarter, and I’m looking forward to adding it to my collection. He’ll be my third pirate with a crutch, speaking of the enduring legacy of R. L. Stevenson’s classic¬†Treasure Island.

4 comments

  1. He’s fantastic. One of the best I’ve seen

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  2. I’ll be buying one of these. The Robert Newton version is my iconic one from my childhood.

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  3. Very cool me-hearty!

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  4. […] for the whole yarrrrrrrrrrr thing, but I’ll make an exception here. A while back I previewed a lovely pirate from Slug Industries – Long John Silver as portrayed by Robert Newton. Phil who runs Slug Industries was kind […]

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