Frank Underwood: WAAC

Frank Underwood Paints Minis

If you’re not watching the US, Netflix-produced House of Cards, you probably should be.

It’s not a spoiler to mention that, in Season 2, the protagonist picks up painting minis.

I, of course, find this hilarious.  If I had more time, I’d spam the internet with the above screengrab (in higher resolution) tagged with stuff like:

  • PROBABLY USES CLUB DICE
  • DAVE TAYLOR FOUND MURDERED TWO WEEKS BEFORE GOLDEN DAEMON
  • RUNS FOUR RIPTIDES
  • HAS SPECIAL LEADERSHIP TEST DICE

and, of course:

  • WAAC PLAYER

(because dang, bro).

I’m sure there are more.  But, like I said, time.

  • Sean Parker

    I wonder what mini that is… IT looks like a pistol in its outstretched hand, maybe a sword on it’s back… Would love to know which mini it is.

    • It’s an ACW era dude. 80% certainty that it’s a Confederate, not a Union soldier, in a scale bigger than 28mm/32mm.

      • Sean Parker

        That seems about right. Probably 54mm. Pretty cool either way.

  • G Red

    I remember watching the original version with Ian Richardson. A Tour de Force. I hope Kevin Spacey does justice to the role of FU. Don’t recall any miniature painting though… But nice to see the hobby on screen.

    • I watched US Season 1 (when it came out), then watched the entirety of the UK show, and now US Season 2.

      The US version is considerably better than the UK version.

      Some of this is probably due to production values (David freaking Fincher directed the first episode), and some of it probably due to being more relatable (Anglophile that I might be, the US show takes place in our backyard)… but there’s considerably more depth and complexity to the US characters. Urquhart is a bit of a mustache-twirler; he’s out to win at all costs; Underwood has an unquenchable ambition as well, but there are moments where he clearly struggles with what those costs he’s paying are. We definitely couldn’t have the US without the UK, and the UK isn’t by any stretch bad… but the US version is Great.