This computer console is by a company called figurebitz although i modifed it to include some screens made from pics printed onto some photopaper and some clear plastic. the kits are also available from crooked dice.
I decided to make the kit into a Rover Control Console for my village project, as a means to activate the Rover, guardian of the village.
Nice little kit goes together well but no instructions so i good idea to look at reference pics of the model to work out how it goes together. No doubt i shall be buying some more!
I have a few other models from the range which i will be posting as and when they are complete.
One of the visitors to this site, customer of my decal sheet….and clearly also a Crooked Dice customer too Ted Eckel, sent me the photos of his finished Prisoner themed diorama, cleverly utilizing the Moke Box. I was so impressed I thought I’d Pop it up on my blog to show you guys.
Ted, you have made a great job of that Rover looks good too in the background, Moke looks very cool it has to be said, and number six’s badge is very effective.
Thank you kindly for sending the Photos Ted.
Free Information that is!
Been really busy putting the finishing touches to the next release from Pigeon Guard Games It is called the Info-Mat which is based on the Directo-mat device from the 1960’s. In those days it was the height of technology. You’d often see them at Railway stations, and would basically show you a map of the town you were in, by pressing a series of buttons it would light up areas of the map and show you where you were in relation to the place you wanted to go, and then could print out the directions to your destination on a piece of card. Very handy in those pre G.P.S days!!!
One such device featured in the Prisoner Episode 1. “Arrival”, very handy as our hero did not know where he was at the time….(but he did manage to summon a taxi with it.) and of course, episode 4 “Free For All”
This is an excellent little kit being cleverly constructed from laser cut mdf for a very sturdy frame, then has printed panels of laser cut card, and comes with its own mdf base. (seen here with a converted Big T…now No53….the Rook!). painting is limited to a few edges and the stand. It goes together very rapidly and has a comprehensive instruction guide to help.
A very useful piece of street furniture for any Pulp, Sci fi, or Spy Fi game, as well as of course being a great accessory for all you builders of the Village.
Just to illustrate the differences a comparison shot.
Arms and legs have all been moved from original pose and all three figures use a common body….not much difference betwen no.6 and 12, fairly subtle in fact.
Been meaning to do this for a while now. Here is No.12 from the “The Schizoid Man” episode.
I slightly modified his stance and angled his head, so he is slightly different from My No. 6 figure.
“Groooovy baby”…It was just a question of time before Austin Powers found himself being held against his will, alongside a lot of other 1960’s agents in North Wales!
Typically he has chosen an outlandish blazer and neckerchief combo from the Village stores, he has been given the number 66…which means he might well be a neighbour of Mrs peel (65) !!!!!
Anyway, we love Mike Myers, when are you doing Austin Powers 4????…I think i have a plot for you 😉
The figure is actually the same body I used for Number 6 with a head swap and “Green stuff” Neckerchief. I very carefully reposed the arms and legs so that the figure looked like he was doing Austin’s mad dance routine from the opening shots of the movie..its as close as i could manage, I’m not a sculpter! very happy with this figure. You can buy the parts I used on the Crooked dice website
“Where am I? This ain’t Tooting Broadway!”
Yet another favourite show when I was a kid was “Citizen Smith”, not least because that’s my home town. In a Special episode (very likely a christmas special) he had a holiday in Portmeirion….this got me thinking…..and it fits in nicely with my concept of populating the Village with my TV and film heroes!
Clearly Wolfie has just arrived as he hasn’t had time to put on his Blazer and Deck shoes, chinos, and to swap his Che Guevara beret for something in straw.
I think he might quite like his stay.
Figure is from “The Winter of 79” range available here