FIGZ

Monday, May 21, 2018

Ready in time.... #150


Just in time, 2 weeks before FIGZ
there was a small party on my painting desk.


I finished painting another Romain solder, clean up my brush,
and when I looked back, the solder was holding a balloon!
He was really happy to be number 150!


Okay, I can't tell much about this guy,
only that my goal is achieved in time!


Here a small overview of all 150 Romain Solders


And if you look good, you can fiend number 150


See....

Thats all folks for this month, now it's time to put some energy
into organizing FIGZ in Arnhem.

Next goal will be 200 for FIGZ 2019...
Still looking for more Romains!

These figures are from the chewing gum range 
in the seventies, long agoo!


Sunday, April 29, 2018

Barbarossa


This month I painted a figure I got years ago.


It is from the Turkish brand "Altar", sculptor Uhrin Zsolt.
And look at the nice box it is sold!


And what a great sculpt it is, I really like it a lot.
I was afraid with my painting skills to start painting it.


But I gave it his colors, different like the box.
And am quite happy with the way he turned out.


The pictures don't give a good view, but it's the best I can show.
But in real he looks much better.


About Barbarossa there is on the box
a explanation, one side in Turkish,
on the other side in English:


But you can find also info here on Wikipedia.

Seems he was a sort of Turkish pirate,
so I even learned something today!

Hope you liked it, tried to show you something different.
Now back to my Romains, goal 150 before FIGZ...

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Willy


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

Kristina


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.

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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

ObeliX-mas

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

Marjolein


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.