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Saturday, February 25, 2017

And again a Romain Soldier...



Maybe this face look familiar to you...
Yeah you are right, I have painted this guy before...

The problem is I have painted all available  Romains now


So I have to paint them all just a little different.
And since I have pushed my self to put 1 blog post every month



I can only say sorry to keep those guys comming...
The result of my long term project.
But I will try to put here some other figures so now and then...


This figure is original a solder from the army of Cleopatra,
but the Romain colors makes him look like a Romain I think..

Still looking for more Romains for my long term project,
So if you got them, and don't know what to do with them...
Just let me know!!!

It's from the Bubblegum range of the 70ths..


Monday, January 23, 2017

FIGZ promo girl


This month a totally different figure:
It's my "FIGZ promo girl"


Original she is called Inga (hornblower), a 28mm metal figure
Sculpted by Alan Marsh for Bad Squiddo Games


I bought her on Crisis - Antwerp for a duel on Bennos Figures forum
against my good friend Jan (yeah he did win...)
My goal is always to find non violent figures to paint,
and only saw at home this girl had a sword on her belt....


 The idea of giving her a FIGZ shirt came from my GF 
a cool idea I must say!
You can see this figure life of course on our next FIGZ!!!


 Hope you like the result.
I had fun painting this girl!

Saturday, December 24, 2016

X-mas Druïde


December is the month of X-mas.....
And as you can see, also in the small village of the Gauls.



Like last month I made a small conversion of a broken plastic figure
from the Asterix bubblegum range of the 70ths.
The spoon in his hand was broken on top of his hand.


That was the moment I had a idea to make a X-mas stick of it,
and give the Druïde a hat for the total Santa look.
So I put some iron wire to his head and hand as you can see.


Then I made the hat with milliput (Yellow-Grey)
and a small detail under his coat as well.



A bit of white woodglue to make the x-mas stick look better.


The red and white paint where the finishing touch.
And I think it turned out very well


I hope you can appreciate this small conversion,
and I wish you all a merry X-mas and a happy new year.
Thanks for taking a look at my blog, hope you come back next year!

Sunday, November 6, 2016

They are in the forest....



Oeps, look at this poor Romain....


This month I have painted a broken Romain!!
As you know, I search the internet for the Asterix Romans.
And some figures I buy turn out to be slightly damaged, like this one.
This figure was missing the part of his spear above his hand.
Then it occurred to me, because he already had had hits ...
To make a broken spear out of it


I have used for the steel iron wire, and then made the point with milliput (Yellow-Grey)



Then 2 small details with paint on his face:
made his eye a bit purple, like he was hit on it
and made his nose a bit red, like it has bled


And so a broken Romain, is really become a Roman who came out of the fight
or at least Obelix come across in the forest ...


I am very satisfied with the end result, 
it's something different than the normal chewing gum figurines

I hope you like this guy as much as I do
and maybe this little conversion brought your  some ideas!


Monday, October 10, 2016

Benno


This month a tribute to my son Benno....
Cause he is the reason I got int this hobby
and people over the whole world having a great time
on the Benno's Figures Forum because of him!


During my search for Roman soldiers from the Asterix collection I found this figure.
He is 30 mm high, and seems to be hanging to something in the past.
Unfortunately I could not figure out who it is, check with friends also gave no outcome.



He looks like a cartoon character, 
and he also slightly looks like Brains from Thunderbirds.



But he also looks a lot like my son Benno
and since he was born in October, made this as October post!


So this is now Benno, and if there is anybody out there
who knows who this figure really is, just let me know!

I hope you like him, I do for sure!!!




Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hot news





This month some sad news....


Because I had a nice vacation in Sweden last month,
I tought to paint a figure in advance...
The wheather in Sweden wasn't to hot,
but here at home in the Netherlands the sun was burning.
Stupid me forgot to put the lid on my magnifier...

Here is the result of my hard work...


Seems this Gaul didn't like his skin color,
and tought to go sunbate a bit...


The sun first hit the cork I use as base...



Then went up to his feet, and up to the shield and ...




Destroyed hours of work...

But fortunately I had to laugh when I saw what happened.
But a shame for this nice figure, cause I need a few
Romains to complete my army...
So I will try to fiend some more..

Well this was my monthly post again,
this time without result,
but don't worry, there will be soon other Romains here!!!