Monday, October 10, 2016


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!!!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Romain with Moustage

And another monthly post it is...
Yeah I know, another Romain...

This time I decided to make the face a little different...
So I did give this little man a moustage!!! 
His face was made for it.

The colors are the same as the others.
Personal I can't get enough of the Romains.
They are really fun to paint,
and cause the army is growing it looks better every time! 

So this is another figure from 
the plastic Asterix bubblegum range
of the '70, long ago but still great!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Yep, another Romain...

Yes as you can see....
This month another Romain came under my brush...

Like all the other Romains, simply colors and such a fun to paint...

Just look of the difference between the original plastic figure
and painted with just a few colors.
Like the figure comes so much a life...

Sometimes I got the question how big these figures are,
well between 2,5 an 3,5 cm high.
In this picture I placed a rule next to it.

The most fun part is when people my age recognize them,
and are amazed how much different they look.

For those who visit my blog before, it must be boring to see
the same figures every time, but I am working on a project
whit a lot of Romain solders, so more will follow (sorry)

I just found a few more Romains on the internet,
so they are waiting to get colorized by me.

(Hope to find more Romains, please let me know when you got one for me)

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Have a break

 This month something entirely different.

A sweet courting couple in a rowing boat.

I think he brings her to a romantic spot at the other side...

The nice way the water passes along the boat..

And take a look at the water behind the boat..

In the suitcase are probably the picnic stuff.

A cool small set is is, really fun to paint!

The set is from Sgts' Mess (nr. NC26)
and is a metal set, with a resin boat

For the fun factor I bought in a store with old second hand stuff,
a cup and a spoon, and I have glued it all together.
For the water I used silicone sealant with some paint.
The color of the water turned out green/brown,
but not in the way I had in mind unfortunately.

I made it special for the FIGZ painting competition,
but the others where better and went off with the Cup...
And at the end of the competition, he was so beautiful in front off the Cup,
I had to take a picture just for fun of it, LOL


So sorry no cup for me, but a blogpost for you!
Only a teacup it is, hahahaha
Hope you like it!!!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

That way to the Gauls

And another Romain I would like to show you this month!

I have panted a few Romains already
but this one was new for me as well

Just simple pointing the way to he village of the Gauls.

Not much to tell about him, just another figure
of the Asterix Bubble gum range of the '70.

But some paint makes him look better
that's for sure!

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Strong slave

For those who follow my blog, maybe you recognize this guy ...
Because I have also already painted him in 2013:

As you can see he looks now a bit different
This is the fun part of the hobby, using different colors
making a whole other figure this way!
 You can find my old post here

This guy is so impressive, I guess he spends a lot of hours in the gym!

Again a nice figure for my project
I hope you like him this way as well!!
Maybe I will paint him again in another outfit...
If you got a nice suggestion, just let me know! 

Yes another figure from the Asterix series
of the '70th bubble gum range.