Wednesday, August 30, 2023


Another fun scratch project this month, a witch!

Made of this lady from the famous Asterix series

Since I have plenty of these ladies in stock in my hunt for Roman soldiers, 
I decided to rebuild her, starting by cutting the arm loose,
and using a drill to make a hole the parts.

With a piece of paper clip, I brought the arm into the position I had in my mind.

With some PVA glue I applied some layers so it became one again,
I also drilled a hole in the hand where I also glued in a piece of paper clip.

Then I cut away her nose, and again the drill came along

Bend a piece of paper clip crooked, and again give it its shape with glue.
Of course, I also made a wart on her nose with glue.

Next a piece of electrical wire was glued to paperclip.
As you can see, I exposed a small piece of wire first,
and only removed the rest of insulation after the glue was dry.
With PVA glue, I added another small edge.
It immediately began to look like a broom.

Finally I started with the hat,
on transparent plastic I melted a tuff with a hotglue gun,
then with a ring I could clearly mark the round. And I cut.

Just to be sure, put another hole in here as well
and reinforced with a piece of paperclip....

Then glue the hat to the flat cut head, and primer her

And painted this is the final result.....

Simple, but tremendously fun to make.
And I'm sure I'll be making more witches in this style....

Thanks for visiting, hope you enjoyed it!

Sunday, July 30, 2023

Snake Wizzard

Another fun scratch project this month, after my friend Sander converted 
an Asterix Druid into a wizard. 
I immediately said I was going to do the same, and my way!

I started with this figure, identical to the one he had used.

First, I cut a piece off his head, and I also cut the spoon loose. 
Finally, in the place of the spoon, I drilled a hole.

With a needle, I pulled a piece of cotton through the hole.

Using an embossing pen (my wife's), I slightly bulged two pieces of paper.

From the top part of the spoon, I cut open the round, 
which I glued into the balled-up paper together with the cotton thread.

In the end, the cotton proved too weak, so I added a thin iron wire.

With PVA glue I formed the snake's body, 
and on its head 2 more drops as eyes

Using a glue gun, I made a hat on a sheet of plastic,
it became a bit of a Harry Potter style.

The advantage of clear plastic is that you could put a round on it nicely, 
which I then simply cut out.

On the hat, I glued a small star, and stuck it on the cut-off head.
This fit exactly.
As you can see, the top part of the snake is already shaped, I let this dry first.

Finally, I also formed the lower part of the tube, 
and glued everything securely to the hand.

When glue had dried, he was ready for a coat of primer.
After this, he could get his final colours.

At first, I had painted the rings on the snake yellow,
but eventually decided to replace this with orange...

I am very satisfied with the end result, the first time I made a snake.

All in all, a fun project in which I also surprised my friend Sander.

Finally, a funny detail, 
I used glow in the dark paint on the star and end of the hat,
as well as as as eyes of the snake....
See here what the effect is once the lights go out.

Hope you liked my little project, thanks for visiting!

Wednesday, June 28, 2023


This month a small English figure
from the album Asterix in Britain

Because of the hot weather, there wasn't much to paint,
so I kept it extra simple this month

This is one of the figurines that needed painting, 
but since they don't really fit into the village, I had saved it for a later time.

Not much special to say about it, just an Asterix figure from the famous series. 

And don't worry in the meantime I'm still trying to expand the Roman army....

Wednesday, May 31, 2023


Let's talk about electricity this month...
I started to strip this electrical wire...

Then this trainee electrician got to work with it

Yes you see correctly, 
I drilled some holes and then filled 
them thread by thread with some glue

Then it was time for the hairdresser, 
so the scissors went in to make the hair a bit more realistic

From a flattened paperclip I made a screwdriver,
the handle from several layers of PVA glue

Then a coat of primer over it

And with some paint it soon became a clumsy electrician, \
with his hair standing straight up....

I am totally happy with how this figure turned out

But the conversion continues, starting with a bouncy ball, 
which when you throw it on the ground starts flashing...

Wondering what's inside, this one carefully cut open...

It was a very small mechanism with a red and blue flashing light

Just used the soldering iron to replace the switch mechanism for a wire, 
and made a push button on it right away.

In a jar lid I drilled a hole for the push button, 
and made a plate out of foam to cover it

Just testing, yes this is going to be totally fun!

From old plastic material I made a switch box

Just priming this one too, and printed out 
a picture of a burning switchbox to stick inside

That already looks perfect...

Using filler (from crochet), I made a plume of smoke 
that I reinforced with clear varnish.
I also printed out some more signs to stick on the outside.

Then just drawing a tile path in the foam, 
and painting it grey, next to it the sand also coloured.

Then glue the two together, 
the flashing lights are behind the closed door....

Then going with my grass applicayor for the first time,
it soon turned green...

Be careful, of course, 
because we do work under high voltage on this project!

and then this is the final result!

Extra attention to danger of high voltage

To emphasise why his hair stands up hahaha

In this video, you can see how the effect adds some extra in the end!

This was a giant fun conversion project, hopefully you enjoy it as much as I did.

Thanks for visiting my blog!