Sunday, November 19, 2017

Restored hollowcast Mexicans

I found these broken figures a year ago in the junk boxes at a local toy soldier show. They are finally finished. They were supposed to be Alamo era figures but have details that are off from what is known of the uniforms. Since they are "toys" I painted them with a simple color scheme with less regard to authenticity.















Monday, November 6, 2017

Replicant 95th Rifles.

I found two of Replicant's 95th Rifles figures at a show and I just finished painting them.












Monday, October 30, 2017

Restored figures

These are some of the figures I picked up at a recent toy soldier show.

Below are two W. Britains Civil War color bearers. I repainted them in a toy style. You may notice that they look more like the 1880s. I'm sure that W. Britain cast figures from a basic figure and added different heads.




These are Strombecker Germans painted as Franco Prussian War soldiers. The original Strombecker kit was WW One. Several figures were missing their rifles which I replaced with spare parts and green putty.







This odd little Church building is from a MARX village set that was never released  made up of semi flat buildings. I got this for 50 cents at the same show. It works for forced perspective photos.




I also repainted some old W. Britains farm figures.







Pretty good figures for future stories.





Saturday, October 21, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dollar Store Zombies.

You can't go wrong for a "buck."  Five out of the bag make decent cannon fodder and are close to 54mm scale with two Puritan looking grave stones. I bought two bags. Several other male and female zombies are too goofy or out of proportion to fit in . Toss 'em.






I gave the best ones a quick paint job with a lot of dry brushing, Two figures received new heads.