This figure by Reaper was the second one I painted after the Grave Wraith. I painted him up for Alicia, who like me has long had a fascination with Arctic and Antarctic exploration. He's photographed in front of a porcelain iceberg she got at an exhibition about Ernest Shackleton's incredible Antarctic adventure, and to be honest "adventure" is putting it lightly.
But soon after I'd painted this guy it hit me: This is Macready from John Carpenter's The Thing, aka the best movie ever made ever. I mean, there's no hat and he has a backpack and rifle instead of a flamethrower, but it's definitely MacReady.
I've since bought another explorer and am going to attempt to make it look more like Mac.