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Sunday, November 29, 2020

Undertaker


This month another figure from Bones Miniatures:


Yes a undertaker, with his shovel and lantern,
bought last year at Crisis convention in Antwerp


With colors I tried to make him a bit more colorful,
on the base I added some grass


It was sure fun to paint him


with silver drybrush I tried to make the lantern look real, 
unfortunately you don't see this in the photos


There are some nice details on this figure,
like the skulls on the lantern and on his coat


I have applied traces of use on the shovel


Hopefully you like him.







 

Saturday, October 24, 2020

We met the Gauls...





This month again a part of my Asterix project.
For those who know me, I try to buy the old chewing gum figures from the 70ths.
And sometime they are broken, by post or just by age...


And because these guys are so hard to get, 
I tough to make special figures from them.
When you know the Asterix comics, these guys can fly...

And because they never die, the only thing is there spears are broken...
So I made some broken spears from paperclip and Milliput.



and in a simple way I made the figures usable again:


First cut the broken part above the hand
and dril a hole in the hand because this part is thicker 


Then see how long the spear should be...
And simply cut it to the right size


The last part is to add some white glue
so it will bet thicker, stronger and better to paint.


and some new special "broken" figures are ready..


First a coat of primer before the painting can begin..


And what fun to paint these guys, they look fantastic.


All solders having a blue eye of course
and one had a piece of plastic hanging on his mouth
that looked like a tongue ...



So you see, even from broken figures you can make something out of it.
I hope you like them, I do my self for sure.
Now I have to find more figures on the internet, even the broken ones.












 

Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Mother with kids


And again a figure from Dark Heaven Bones Miniatures:
the figure 77097 "Townfolk - Mom & kids" 


These reaper sets are cheap, and because I like non violent figures
I couln't resist this one as well on the event 'Crisis" in Antwerp last year.


When I was painting I saw that the faces didn't look pretty to me.
And I started to like her less and less, unfortunately


And then when I added some effects with wash, it went completely wrong.
Now she looks like a filthy woman with children, 
and some details I painted disappeared


So this month a figure that I am not happy with!
 Luckily I have a few Romans which suits me more.
So I will continue with those, hahaha


 

Monday, August 24, 2020

Blacksmith


This month no Asterix blacksmith, 
but nice resin figure bought on Crisis show in Antwerpen last year.
For those who know me, always looking for non-violent figures to paint.

Reaper Bones 77142 Townsfolk Blacksmith  Townsfolk: Blacksmith (Human with Hammer & Anvil) 1pk || Unpainted Pla

I found this set from Reaper, Dark Heaven Bones Miniatures,
set 77142 sculped by B. Jackson.


It was fun painting this hard working man.


I did try some painting techniques, for example black with silver on the anvil.


I also made his apron with brown and a dark color somewhat defendant. 
Even a few growth rings on the stump.

I hope you like this other painting style also...

Saturday, July 25, 2020

Superman


This month another conversion: Superman


Also made of this cool Asterix figure!
First remove his skirt and shoes


 And then make a pair of pants from a paper handkerchief


Layer by layer with some white wood glue resulted in a diaper, 
you could say Superman was born hahaha


I made his cape in the same way like his pants.


While supporting to get the correct shape, there was some damage.
But since you paste layer by layer, that is no problem at all!


Finally I had to make his curl in his hair ...
I made this from a piece of copper electrical wire


 carefully drilled a hole in his head, then glued the curl into it.


 Finally in the primer, so he can get his famous colors ....



I think he looks like the real Superman ...


He is ready to join the other superheroes:


So you see what you can do with 1 Asterix figure, 
I hope you like this one too!