Saturday, March 31, 2018


This month I didn't have enough time to paint.
So I put up a figure I painted some time ago.

To be honest, this figure I totally dislike,
I got it from a friend along the Asterix figures.
And he it's sometime fun to paint something else!

It's the best friend Willy of Maya who I painted last year.

The only thing I like are the wings.
A bit of highlight with silver makes them look much better.

Like the Asterix range these figures are from one color plastic.

Well back to paint some Romains again...
My goal is 150 for FIGZ 2018...

Sunday, February 11, 2018


This month I have another tribute to someone.
It's my future daughter in law Kristina!

 She is now graduated at the University of Leiden,
and we are all very proud of her.

So I did choose another figure from the Big head figures.
Like I did with the ones I made of Benno and Marjolein.
The original figure name is Paleca as you can see here!
 I got this figure as a bonus item on my hunt of
the Romain solder figures from the Asterix range.
And now I got Kristina as a bonus daughter as well.

This figure was not difficult to paint, needed not much different colors.
And since my painting skills aren't that good, this is the result.
A small side project, next to the Romains on my painting desk.
But I had to put Kristina in the spotlight this month.


Well back to my Romains solders again...
I am interested if someone have them for me, please let me know.
For the next FIGZ, I got a new goal....
So bring them on, hahaha

Friday, January 5, 2018

Drum Fun

For my monthly post this time a nice metal figure.
With this guy I did enter the dueling field at Bennos Figures Forum.
And of course I did lost (again) but had fun painting this guy.

No historical choice of uniform colors,
so I am aware he isn't historical right painted.
But it was my way to thank mr. "X" 
the unknown dueler for his monthly tribute.
And as the organizer of the dueling section,
I had to be a part of it as well.

 The 28mm metal figure is from North Star figures

If you like to see my loss...
clik Here

Now back to my Romains, thanks for visiting my blog.
Hope you will come back next month. 

Saturday, December 23, 2017


Hohoho, Mery X-mas

Yeah even in the Gaul village they celebrate christmas

So Obelix turned on his X-mas outfit
and brings in the decorated tree!

and I must say, it looks great!

As you know I have bought a lot of these figures hunting to find new Romain solders,
and still doing that, so the broken double figures can be used for little projects like this.

Like this one, with a broken helmet..
Just cut the helmet off, and used a nail  to modeling his new Santa hat around.

For the Christmas tree I did buy a small pine tree on a model railway fair.
It was a used tree, perfect size cause I had this scene in my mind...
Even brought the figure with me, so I could fit, and yeah this looks great!

As decoration I used some gold wire and Pearlmaker,
what my lovely wife uses for making her beautiful postcards.

I did make dots, and when it was dry painted them.
 As peak I used 2 gold stars, also from the postcard hobbystuff...
Painted the plastic trunk, yeah it turned out well.

I hope you like this small, simple conversion!

So this is my last monthly post of 2017..
A Merry Christmas and a great new year to all of you!
Let's hope I can fill another 12 posts next year!
(and find more Romain solders from this range)

Saturday, November 18, 2017


This month not a Asterix figure, but a figure in a likewise scale.
Found her on my hunt to more Romains on the internet.

And I panted her as a tribute to my daughter Marjolein!!
Like I did last year my son Benno
Of course because she is a big Disney fan, 
Mickey is on her shirt!

The only thing what is a bit wrong is she has no freckles,
so let's say these are pimples... hahaha

The figure is very simple, so no spectaculair work.
But still fun to paint!

Above the unpainted figure, just to show the difference.
The original name is Titina, and she is from this range of 16 figures:

*found this info here

And as far as I know now, it's a gift in the south of Europe during the 70ths.
Called Big heads from a children TV series with POP characters.
Personally I don't know the original, so long live the internet.

This is the fun part searching Asterix figures, sometimes I find a different serie.
And can show you something else so now and then!

But still painting my Roman army, and hope to find some more solders.

Sunday, October 15, 2017


This month no Romain, but still a Asterix figure....

This is my version of Bonaparte Napoleon...

Who started as a Romain officer from the Asterix bubble gum range.
Buying the figures on my search to Romain solders, does result on lots of double ones.
So I thought to converse this one to the famous Bonaparte Napoleon. 

First I cut away a lot of the original figure, and started with a trouser.
I used tissue paper and white wood glue for this.

Then drilled 2 holes in his head, and made a frame from a paperclip.
Then with milliput made his hat, yeah at this point he got the Nappie look...

Next step was making his new clothes from more tissue and white wood glue.

Here you see his coat, one of the 3 layers tissue with just a small drup of glue.
Putting it on looks strange, but when it's dry it looks okay!

Then the last part, give him a bit of color...

I am really happy with the end result. 

Just look to the original figure, and the scratch Napoleon!
Do you see the difference between these?

I used these 2 photo's for the colors, and okay he isn't all 100% in the right color
but I guess it will do for this figure...

Hope you like him as much as I do!