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.
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.
Another new face in the Village………..well, Mrs Peel was already a resident!
Here is another superb figure from Crooked Dice, pictured standing in front of the Gloriette.
In case you were wondering about the title…. There was an Avengers episode which spoofed “The Prisoner” called “wish you were here”…..
…….”Not laughing now are we Mr Steed”? hahahahahahahhahahhhahahha
Well, its been a while since my last post….but I have made some progress with the village buildings. First on the list was “The Gloriette” which is the centre piece of Portmeirion and features heavily in several episodes of “The Prisoner”.
Now I have the basis of the Piazza I will begin to add a details, like walls, plants and all the other features, but at this moment I just wanted to take the time to show you the basic builidng itself. The Gloriette is actually a “Folly” and only has the one main wall. The original builidng’s balcony doorway leads out on to a road, which at the rear of builing is at ground level !
Getting this model produced as been quite a long journey from photos and plans through to 3d software for laser cutting. Mike (pigeon guard games) toiled for some time on the detailed sections and produced various pieces of artwork which were beyond my pay scale 😉 Thanks Mike!!! I concentrated my efforts on the simple stuff! I am already working on the next building..news soon.
Invaluable in the research phase has been my friend over at “the unmutual” website Rick Davy who visited Portmeirion on several occasions and took huge numbers of photos and other details needed….Thanks Rick ;)……all actual photos of Portmeirion are reproduced here with his kind permission.
Anyone visiting Portmeirion will be able to buy this model in the Prisoner gift shop on site, or alternatively you can order online at our website Pigeon Guard Games here
There are various ways to recreate the water effects in the pond, for this version I used clear resin poured over some 28mm scales leaves that always seem to litter the pond at certain time of year. I then topped off the resin with some acrylic gel to create the ripple effects of water. I am currently working on the Fountain…pictures soon!
I thought I would take some shots with my “Villagers” and Mokes in situ.
Figures are a mix of converted Foundry and the fantastic Crooked Dice
Completely redesigned my Sentinel Drone bases from scratch. I sculpted a new base with model filler, this was the 4th attempt, so these are MkIV’s !
I then went away and made a mold, and replicated it. The real effort is in the painting of the base. Pebble design is based on the pathways at Portmeirion, but I took some liberties/artist license with weathered paving slabs and over grown grass verges, in real life these things are perfect.
For anyone interested in buying some of these fully painted models to go with their 28mm figures or car collection, a limited number are available from Rick over at the superb “The Unmutual” (a Prisoner based website) With the proceeds going to “Hope house childrens Hospices”, so please get in touch with him and he’ll sort you out.
Made some bases for my Sentinel Drones…… Rovers to you;)
Bases are 60mm
I tried very hard to replicate the pathway in the Village, I have weathered the slabs much more than they are in real life!…and the flower beds, in the actual village are much, much neater than mine!
No 6, A Lotus 7 (KAR 120C)… and of course Rover.
Figure (by Crooked Dice) and Rover professionally painted by Mike at Pigeon Guard Games, Lotus is 1/43 scale rare limited edition…this set is a one off…..Rick over at “The Unmutual” website is now it’s proud owner!
Be seeing you!