Tuesday, July 16, 2019

250 Romains present...

 This month no new work, but a total overview of my Romain Solders.

Last year My goal was to have 150 before FIGZ 2018,
and this year I had as goal 200 for FIGZ 2019..

But it went very well, and in the weekend before FIGZ
I could ad my 250th solder on the scene...

It is always fun if I can buy a few new ones,
but it is getting more difficult every time.

So lets see how many I can get, and paint this year.

For now, this is what I have done until now.
Here is a small film of them all:

As you can see, it is getting a real army now!
Hope you like it as much as I do.
And If you find a Solder from this range,
I hope you think of me for that!

Now back to the painting table!
More Solders are waiting!

Sunday, June 30, 2019

Naughty Witch

As the title does say, a bit of a naughty post this month.
But it must be the warm weather I presume
why this witch is wearing this outfit.

I am talking about the special FIGZ figure 2019.
For those who visit FIGZ every year my good friend Alex
does sculpt a figure in scale 1/72 in a limited edition.
This year he send me a mail, he was a bit carried away...
Now you can see what he ment....

And for me personal it was something new to paint.
Okay I admit I had a lot of fun doing her.
Hours of research for this uniform, hahaha

Not really my scale to paint, but she looks fine to me.

I did put her on a wooden pedestal, and kept it simple...

A big thanks to Alex for making this special figure.

Hope you like her, next month no nude by me, lol

Thursday, May 30, 2019


As you may know, I organize since several years a small event
called FIGZ to promote the hobby of painting figures.
My son Benno did design a simple mascotte for FIGZ:

It's Nappie with some Dutch fun in it.
He has got a Dutch flag and wears wooden shoes!
I asked my giftson Jurrien if he could design
a 3D vesion on the computer, so we could print it.

And a great result in 20 and 28 mm was born.

And before FIGZ 2019 was a fact, I did paint the first one.

The blacklines painting isn't my sort of speciality
but for once I did try it.

Really like the result, okay some guys can do a better job,
but it sure was personal a fun project for me.

Thanks to Benno, Jurrien and Speira Miniatures
to make a dream come true !

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Ice Cream Man

Also this month an Asterix figure...
but wait to see the result!

because the tool in his hand reminds me
a bit of my favorite tool:

It's a ice-cream spoon!!
And since I love ice cream,
a new project was born...

First I cut off the big hammer.
look at this hand, like he is holding something...

and cut the top od this pincer, so it gets a bit round
by adding several layers of white wood glue on it.

From paper I did make a small hat...

yeah he looks like a real ice cream man like this!

now just work on the empty hand..

Fist drilled a small hole, than put a small part of a paperclip in it.
Then making wit putty a small cone with scoops of ice cream.

Then the primer gets on it
and here is the result with colors:

There is still a little bit of ice-cream in the spoon...
oeps to late, on his shoe now!

Well what do you think, does he look like a Ice Cream Man?

I must say, from behind the spoon looks better...

This was my 100 st blogpost, 
so celebrate with Ice Cream sounds perfect!

Well that was all folks, until next month.
Back to my Romain solders again..

Saturday, March 30, 2019

Matilda of Flanders

This figure was the free mini of the great event
called Crisis in Antwerp, Belgium.

Because I am not so into the colors,
I asked my wife to choose the colors.

The figure is from metal in 28mm range
and a real pleasure to paint.

In the magazine of Crisis was a nice article about this woman,
including the making of the sculpting by Paul Hicks.
A job done well i must say!

and on wikipedia there is more info here
I hope you like her, I do for sure!
Thanks to the Crisis event for giving such a cool figure!

And back to paint more Romains now, lol...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Gluteus Maximus

In my previous post about Freddie Mercury
I did make a huge mistake..
Because the figure I did use for the scratch build
turned out to be no slave, but a Roman athlete.
(and it was so funny, a slave who wants to break free..)

It was many years ago when I did read the comic
"Asterix at the Olympic games"
 so I didn't recognize him...

Someone asked me on Benno's figure forum,
and looking into the album I saw the Romain.
so time to give him his original colors...

Yeah this is Gluteus Maimus
see more infoabout him here

 Well that was my correction, now quickly proceed with those other Romans ...