Friday, March 30, 2012

Embarrassment of Riches!

This Russian person has collected mountains of military prints and posted them on-line.

I found a good number of Cantiniere/Vivandiere images in his collection.

Great collection for browsing  !!!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Oliver's Army

Somebody finally explained the song to me. I "Googled" the lyrics and a half dozen war gamers already used the idea to display their armies. Here's some of my 54mm "Oliver's Army."

They are on their way.

Here to stay!

 Replicant's barmaid makes a nice companion to the drinking Call to Arms drinking pike man.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Back From The Reason Rally

 My Charles Darwin plastic figure went along. It rained on and off all day.  A really nice young crowd.

Of military interest was this Giant US Cavalry "diorama" at the Grant Memorial.

 Waldo was there!

Professor PZ Myers was a good sport! 

 The "Amazing Randi" was there.

 Professor Richard Dawkins!!!

Professor PZ Myers spoke!

Too much to post here AND the Rally may not be of interest to all. Here is a gallery of photos from the Rally.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Heroines and Damsels

A blog entry by another gent gave me the idea of seeing what 54 mm figures in my collection could make Victorian or "Pulp" female characters. The few would include the repro of the MARX  huntress.

Toy Soldiers of San Diego has the Russian Sniper...

LEMAX's "Spooky Town" series has a lady adventurer. Arrow but no bow with a whip and torch.

 Two adventurers, Colonel Henry Blake from M.A.S.H. and a young Ronald Reagan can also be had from LEMAX. 

All these figures are easy to find and CHEAP! You can get two Russian Snipers in a bag of TSSD Russians. The MARX huntress, sometimes with the Missionary figure are sold as repros from The Hobby Bunker and others. LEMAX from eHobby. Conversions to various time periods are possible.

 I did several war gaming figures but they all went on eBay back in 2010.

I still have a stock 54mm "character" that I scratch built to fit as a helpless "female".

She has that comic knees together, heels apart stance that no real woman actually makes.  An episode of The Legend of Tarzan cartoon by Disney was called to my attention and those folks at Disney had four women including Jane Porter lost in the jungle, with out skirts and three making that helpless female pose! Oh Disney!

Reminds me of that soft core classic Pecos Bill from 1948 with Slue Foot Sue!

I'm off to the REASON RALLY in D.C. and I'll be back Sunday.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Louise Michel movie

See wikipedia for the quick history of this French woman.

I was hoping that the movie.....The Rebel, Louise Michel (2009)  ....... have scenes of the Paris Commune or the Siege of Paris but it appears to cover her exile to New Caledonia. 

Sylvie Testud portrays the famous Louise Michel.........

Sylvia Testud poses for a little 'cheese cake" as the plain character.

Sylvia Testud also stars in this film on my NETFLIX queue.

La France (2007)

"When her husband writes her from the frontlines of World War I and insists that she forget him about him, Camille (Sylvie Testud) disguises herself as a young soldier and joins the ranks, determined to track down her long-lost love. Writer-director Serge Bozon's drama chronicles Camille's epic journey, as her dogged search for answers leads her from the peaceful countryside existence she once enjoyed to the blood-soaked battlefields of war."

Monday, March 19, 2012

Book of Cantiniere Prints!

Costumes Militaires Français, 1856-1860 : Trompettes, musiciens, vivandières.

Just a few....

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Hard Drive problem!

Back up, one new tower later. I lost most of my book marks. My advice is to get an external hard drive and back up your pictures, files regularly as I did so I didn't loose much.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012


Starring LEMAX Christmas figures, a Safari/Toob  Jamestown figure (conversion), MARX accessories, and a Monarch nude. I don't know who made the tub.