Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Valiant brand 54mm Hun figure.

I dug this 1980s figure out of storage to repaint because I found another female figure to replace the original which disappeared. The horse is either crudely sculpted or is an accurate Hun pony.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Imrie/Risley Union Infantry

These 54mm figures were packed away from several house moves ago. I painted them sometime in the 1980s (or was it the 90s) for a planned diorama. I recently added 1" dia fender washers to the bases for stability and blended the base terrain. You can see an officer figure from another maker intruding below and that it's tough to mix one company's dark blue with another. This figure must get another paint job to blend in. Imrie/Risey's figure kits are still available BUT at 17 USD per kit! When I was buying them in the 1970s, they were $ 3.98 (I think) and sold in many local locations that are now long gone.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Those Romans!

MARX plastic Romans and an old ROSE lead figure.


Yes she does......yes she does.

Seriously...just how much does a Grecian Urn?

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Mokarex 54mm Second Empire figures

These figures may be future cast members in my blog posts.

Grenadier of the Imperial Guard.

Marshal Canrobert....

Two Ferdinand de Lesseps  figures made into generic gentlemen.

Of course, Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie.  

Luckily there are color portraits to use as a painting guide.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

No Lingerie in Space!

According to Carrie Fisher.......

Except that SCI-FI has covered that subject and the lingerie on female space travelers usually matched the current styles when the stories were written.

Buck Rogers  1920s...

Wilma Deering again. (Thank you Jose)

Buck Rogers 1940s... (Thank you Jose)

Dale Arden  from Flash Gorden...

The TV series UFO 1970

Space Cruiser Yamato  shown in the US as Starblazers...

Dr Who.....

Aliens 1986

Star Trek Enterprise 2001.

Prometheus 2012 retro Roman lingerie....

The newest Star Trek films made no attempt to be futuristic.

Gravity 2013

Actual astronauts commented on the Gravity film that what is really worn by astronauts of both sexes is this....