Monthly Archives: May 2015

The Butler

The village wouldn’t be the Village without the Butler, memorably portrayed by Angelo Muscat but with no suitable figure out there it was going to have to be a conversion job.

Amongst my mountain of lead waiting to be painted was a figure from Artizan’s “Thrilling Tales” range,  He had various factors in his favour, but others that needed a tweak.

It was a major operation , The figure was too tall so out came the hack saw for leg reduction surgery, he needed a shave to get rid of the facial hair, and on top of the head, walking stick was also removed.

Finally a double chin was built up with miliput and tails added to his jacket at the rear, leg joins were filled.

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Bought some Tufts on ebay and they arrived yesterday.

Have to say very impressed with the quality, size and number of the tufts, plus they were very well packed and post free in UK!

I would certainly recommend these.


Saying Goodbye…..Ming The Merciless’ Space ship

I loved Buster Crabbes “Flash Gordon” and in particular the Retro style Space ships of that era, amongst the first Sci fi ships ever dreamed up.

Bought this Model at least 12 years ago it was made by Herb Deeks, pretty sure you can’t get this now, at least not easily.I paid as much in postage for it as the model cost at the time, on account it is a great hunk of resin, and it was coming airmail from the states!

I think the box art said it was 1/72 scale, but easily big enough to be used with 28mm figures. Making some space in my collection, and since I have never developed this with other figures, and unlikely to in the near future, I have decided to sell it off to someone who might make better use of it.

Update it has been sold.

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