FIGZ

Saturday, June 10, 2017

FIGZ fun


This month a small special project...
My contribution for the FIGZ painting competition.


I made a happy figure painter at FIGZ!
And of course wearing his FIGZ shirt...


Looking at those nice boxes wit HäT figures


I made this small vignette in a black bottle cap.


Filled the cap with foam, and on top of that made a wooden floor.


This is made from carton, some extra knife cuts and acryl paint over it. 


The table is made from lucifer sticks, and a carton table top.
Printed some different HäT boxes in a extra small version.
They are 5mm long, and I even made the sides of the boxes.
Inside I did put a bit of foam to keep them in the proper form.


The figure is form the Asterix bubble gum range.
this guy is 3 cm high.


Such a small vignette with a funny result.
A little bit of scratch build, and a single figure.


And no I did't win the contest, but I knew that before I enter it.
Because I organize FIGZ every year on the first Sunday of June,
I felt that I had to enter it as a example for the others.

Hope you liked it, and at least it's again
something else on my blog!











Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Flag guy


This month a totally different project...
My FIGZ flag guy!

Like every year I organize a small event called FIGZ
and since 3 years it's a reason to start a groupbuild
on bennosfigureforum.com

The theme this year is to make a big parade of figures
using figures from there own country.

I am not good in these sort of paintjobs, but as organizor
I felt that I had to take part of it, so I had a idea.

Making a guy with a promotion flag of FIGZ.

With a figure of the set Revell 2564 I started this conversion:


First I cut of his tool, and the next step was his arms.
Had to give them the right pose to held a flagpole .
Even tried to change his hand, but that didn't work.
Drilled holes, put in some metal wire, and glued.
For the flagpole I used a normal pin, heated it so it fits in his hand.
With paper tissue and wood glue I made the flag.


...and on the painting table giving him the Dutch look
Yeah you still see secretly a Roman here, hahaha


painted the flag orange with white FIGZ letters


And made his cap in the Dutch red-white-blue



and on his way to Arnhem to take part of the parade
that my good friend Jan will make for us



FIGZ is on the first sunday of June

It was fun making this flag guy!
Can't wait to see him in the parade....

I hope you like him!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Maya


This month another figure I found
on my never ending hunt for Asterix figures....


The same size like the Asterix figures,
so must be also a chewing gum figure.
It's Maya the bee....


Even when I personal dislike this character, I had to paint her.
The orange body with black stripes....


The wings I did dry bush with silver
to get a more nicer effect.


I am sure to make some kids smile on my next show
They will like the character for sure!

Ohw and don't worry, I am still working on my Asterix project,
but thought to show you something else then every month
the same sort of figures.......







Saturday, March 25, 2017

Elmer Fudd


Hello there!

Yeah this month no Asterix figure, still painting them but would
like to show you something else this time...


It's Elmer Fudd the hunter of the Loony Tunes
"Be vewy vewy quiet, I am hunting..."


A plastic figure I got hunting for Asterix figures
and couldn't resist painting him...


I don't know from where this figure came,
but think he must be from the 70's as well.
I hope you like him!






Saturday, February 25, 2017

And again a Romain Soldier...



Maybe this face look familiar to you...
Yeah you are right, I have painted this guy before...

The problem is I have painted all available  Romains now


So I have to paint them all just a little different.
And since I have pushed my self to put 1 blog post every month



I can only say sorry to keep those guys comming...
The result of my long term project.
But I will try to put here some other figures so now and then...


This figure is original a solder from the army of Cleopatra,
but the Romain colors makes him look like a Romain I think..

Still looking for more Romains for my long term project,
So if you got them, and don't know what to do with them...
Just let me know!!!

It's from the Bubblegum range of the 70ths..


Monday, January 23, 2017

FIGZ promo girl


This month a totally different figure:
It's my "FIGZ promo girl"


Original she is called Inga (hornblower), a 28mm metal figure
Sculpted by Alan Marsh for Bad Squiddo Games


I bought her on Crisis - Antwerp for a duel on Bennos Figures forum
against my good friend Jan (yeah he did win...)
My goal is always to find non violent figures to paint,
and only saw at home this girl had a sword on her belt....


 The idea of giving her a FIGZ shirt came from my GF 
a cool idea I must say!
You can see this figure life of course on our next FIGZ!!!


 Hope you like the result.
I had fun painting this girl!