Well I thought I would slip this little one in mid-week as I said I would finish my desert diorama on the weekend. However, that didn’t work out as the mail has ground to a halt almost, as few planes are coming to Australia now, and for some strange reason the powers that be don’t think plastic model figures are essential!!
I had ordered these fellows to bulk out Set 1 but they seem to be stuck somewhere overseas. I did manage to find them though at a model shop that was open. I told my good wife my dilemma and so she sneaked over and purchased them for an early present for my birthday on last Saturday. It was my sixty fifth and I was to have 50
Odd friends over but it ended up being just my wife and younger daughter to share the celebration! (Said party postponed to a later date.) It was still a great day, and to top it off I had these little fellows to paint.
These ones are just as good as Set 1 and apart from the strange frames on some of the figures’ backs they mix in well. Note that I have slashed, boiled and twisted some of these so they are not a true representation of all the poses one receives in a set. To view that you will have to check out Paul Bod’s site as he does a better job than I. He is far more organised and professional than I when it comes to painting up sets. I intended to paint them the same as Set 1 but somehow they got a bit more attention (could have been the rum) and ended up a little more colourful and ornate than I had intended, but on the whole I was happy with the result.
Now maybe, just maybe, I’ll get this one done and posted this weekend. Meanwhile, pop over to Dave, the Imperfect Modeller’s site and if you haven’t already, take a look at his OMG diorama, truly worthwhile!