Saturday, August 15, 2020

Trek and a super

Another grab bag with an emphasis on sci-fi.


So I painted up a giant (90mm) Odo that arrived in the post. I thought he would be 54mm so that was a surprise! Other figures for some scale (54mm Picard and 28mm Picard).


I also repainted a Heroclix super (Geo-force from the Outsiders) who had been lingering on the table for awhile. I painted over his green outfit to match him to my 1988 comic book recollection.


I also did some repainting of some Heroclix Star Trek. These are pretty big figures (32mm maybe).


Nice enough but not a great match for the metals that I have. Probably these guys will go up for sale unless I can find a bunch more.


Up next: Hard to say. I have a bunch of zombie survivors that I'm working on. Plus some Star Wars. Maybe some Harry Potter after that?

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Monopoly Star Wars figures

So I bought some pewter 25mm Star Wars figures on eBay. They were sold to me as Monopoly figures, but they didn't match the original trilogy images I had seen on online (which looked like West End Games figures). After some searching, it turns out these are from a 2004 re-release.


The figures are about 25mm tall but are quite a lot thinner than West End Games figures (more of a 20mm plastics vibe). 


I've pair two of the figures with their WEG counterparts (flanking them). Obviously different sculpts. The wash created an unfortunate Space Hitler effect on Grand Moff Tarkin. The tusken raider looks like he is installing a tail pipe.


Up next: Not sure what is next. Perhaps some random stuff I need to finish up.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

WEG Star Wars

Today, I have some 25mm West End Games Star Wars figures finished up. I have a tray of these on the paint table, patiently waiting for me to care about them.


I grabbed a selection of Tatooine figures, including a Jawa, three cantina band members, and a figure that is either the bartender in Mos Eisely or Uncle Owen (offering up a glass of blue milk) or a Luke if he stayed one more season non-canonical figure.


I received two metal speeder bikes in the lot I bought last fall. These needed some work (control levers were missing and mounting posts were also gone). After a lot of experimenting with clear plastic rod and wire (all unsuccessful), I eventually decided to just use two roofing nails to suspend them. The bikes more or less scale to the micro machines I have been using.


Up next: Some more star Wars monopoly figures.