When I made my ships I did design them to be figure friendly, so that gun-ports were spaced sufficiently apart to allow for a figure to stand on either side of the model cannons.
|"Be a pirate they said. It'll be exciting they said"|
I place the two figures below in the same category as the two rope-pullers, in that they're 'nice' but hardly anything more than eye candy (maybe not so much with my brushwork)
|"We're occasionally excited"|
|"I wish I'd picked a cutlass now"|
|"How come we never get shore leave?"|
At a pinch they could be used as an audience for the two musicians above. I've a similar opinion of the two lookouts below; they're needed but look out of context anywhere other than as lookouts. It's even further strange that they're pointing forward (presumably) whilst shouting rear-ward!
|"I'm pretending I've got a spyglass"... "Me too"|
|Pirate Line-dancing, hand jive.|
I did work out eventually that they were also gunners, but were intended for the swivel guns that I don't have! (But I did intend to get some - honest injun guv)
|"How come I get two?"|
They look OK and could be used both as crew (and more importantly to me ) and civilians, carrying the many types of stuff carried in buckets.
So that's it once more for another week and once more I haven't done anything over the last week, I'll be posting more about my pirates next week (sorry).
It remains for me to welcome a new follower to both my blogs (this one and my Gladiator blog - in case you'd forgotten), so "Welcome", Michal Kucharski, (whom I can't find a blog for), I hope you and the other visitors to my blogs find something of interest.
As always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated