Saturday, September 26, 2020

So-so Harry Potter

A few more of the Harry Potter figures that I painted up. These are a so-so batch.

First up is Harry with the philosopher's stone. Meh, kind of lame. The red sweater is as it was in the movie. Seems pointless and the pose would have been better used to have another faculty member (Professor Sprout?),

Mr. Weasley.

Percy Weasley. Happier with this one.

One of two Voldemort poses. Meh.

There were also four Quidditch poses (and a fifth one in later set).  Draco Malfoy, Marcus Flint, Harry and Ginny Weasley. 

 Onto Zombtober next week.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

ST: TOS Rogues

For a change of pace, some Star Trek: the Original Series rogues.

These are Heroclix repaints with a base swap. They are pretty big 28mm figures.

Salt Vampire. This is a huge figure.

Orion slave girl. Meh. Interesting story line in Star Trek Continues that had a slave girl with more agency. And also Lou Ferrigno in green body paint! 

Loki and Bele. And then the Horta and some tribbles to round out the group. I have a few more of these to paint up later this fall.

 Up next: More Harry Potter and then Zombtober starts. 

Saturday, September 12, 2020

More Harry Potter

Some more of the Nanos Metalfigs Harry Potter figures. First up are Harry, Dumbledore and a Dementor. 

I think this is Year 4 Harry. So still in a school uniform but a bit hipper. I will be thrilled to be done painting bloody glasses.

Next up is this dementor. I don't really recall what they looked like in the movies. Kind of like this? I would have thought more of a reaper peak on the cloak, but whatever.

And then this red Dumbledore. He's looks like Santa Claus. I hate painting red. It looks better in person.

Then we have the kids in Year 7. 

I'm so disappointed in these pictures. Ron looks way better than this in person!

Harry, looking a touch Hitler after the wash. Happy with the jacket, though.

Hermione. Not sure why her face is out of focus.

And Neville Longbotton. I think this is Year 7 (he was in school while the rest were on the lam). Could also be Year 4? I dunno.

Up next: Back to some Trek.

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Back to school... with Harry Potter

Well, it is back to school (sort of) here, so here are some school children.

These are Nanos Metalfigs which comes as nasty enamel pre-paints. Other than one very expensive set of resin figures, these appear to be the only gaming-scale Harry Potter figures that have a good range of characters.

The figures are a bit tall (32-35mm?) and the scale varies between figures (so everyone is about the same height). I stripped the enamel paint off using some acetone and then repainted. Mostly this worked out. The difficult part was Harry's glasses (looks like he shares an optometrist with Himmler, but whatever).

There is quite a range of figures from different parts of the series. I started with Year 1 kids and Snape. I have some Year 7 kids and Dumbledore underway. I'm also short about half of the 30 poses and have been watching eBay. 

Up next: Probably more Harry Potter and maybe even some gaming.