My daughter spotted these two models (probably in Poundlandworld), sometime before Xmas and were re-discovered in the recent great tidy-up.
The bear is a good size for my 54mm western games, but the Cape buffalo is sadly too small for 54mms and too large for 28mms and will find its way to the box of models of dubious scales and use.
|Bear and the packaging (which is always retained)|
|Rear view of bear|
|Bear with 54mm westerner for comparitive size.|
I've been busily working away at the rest of my westerners, trying to get them to the same stage as my Chinese - ready for face detailing shading etc.
Here's what I've managed so far (and figures that haven't had anything done to them yet):
|Three ladies in varying stages of completion|
|Barkeep with sawn-off and two ladies|
|Abe, who will be an undertaker, a 'lady' and a barkeep |
|Three Xmas village figures all needing work.|
The three figures above, L to R :
First figure needs his bouquet removing and his blue mittens converted to hands. He has a box under his right arm, that may be removed or just repainted.
The centre figure is now good as is, his Xmas present has had its ribbon removed and it'll be repainted as a book - he'll make a great Lawyer-type figure.
The figure on the right had to be operated on, to remove a dog attached to his left leg, sadly the dog didn't survive the procedure. He's obviously intended to be a carol singer, but he'll make a good preacher, quoting from the 'good book'.
I've njoyed envisaging the Xmas folk in their new roles, but haven't enjoyed my attempte convert them - but three craft-knife cuts and a painful incident with a razor saw later and I'm nearly done !
I've also pleased to say that I've had a bit of a minor success finishing off the two wild boars. Other than having to have a spray varinish applied, they're ready to join the Jimland; menagerie.
I managed to up my output this week (though it may not seem so) and had a couple of one hour sessions and several half-hour ones.
That's it then for another week, thanks for taking the time to visit and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.