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Posted by Beano Boy on 18 Nov 2017, 09:59

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Reaper Miniatures. BB
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Posted by MABO on 24 Nov 2017, 07:52

Characterful figure. Which scale?
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Posted by Susofrick on 24 Nov 2017, 09:18

I agree with Jan!
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Posted by Peter on 24 Nov 2017, 10:27

MABO wrote:Characterful figure. Which scale?

This is marked as 25 mm on their webpage: https://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/Chronoscope

Nice figure indeed! :thumbup:
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Posted by Kekso on 24 Nov 2017, 10:45

Peter wrote:This is marked as 25 mm on their webpage:


Yup, officially those are 25mm figures. But I have some Reaper minis and I think they're far too large for that scale.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 27 Nov 2017, 20:54

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Sorry for late reply guys.
The first figure above is 38mm.

He is perfect for one of my story book tales.It opens upon the 5th of November 1899.

He is Percy who holds at long last the Journal,that he had long sought to acquire before a certain Mr Glad Grind, did. It reveals secrets of many kinds. Some that could bring down an Empire.
Also others that he cannot comprehend.
Certainly nothing is for certain in the book i have been writing now for well over a year,and nobody within it is a goody two shoes,or even safe from what will befall them.
One thing is there is much more to Dr Percy,and the house he lives in_ than meets the average eye.

And so it is......

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....... I have been looking for figures that i can use as characters throughout the pages as they turn.
It is rather hard to fit a style of figure to my brain wave activity,but what follows will be a good start of plunking them in between the quirky lines of this Sci Fi Fantasy World of my making.

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Above the powerful aging Glad Grind above whose iced over blue eyes are dimming to blindness,he wants to obtain a certain something,but not at the risk of The Drop! For he will not swing for it. He hires thugs and bullies to obtain it. However nothing is how it seems in the first instance.

Pewter Figures below.
I will check the sizes as they arrive in the mail.

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This one i will rewrite certain scenes to accommodate her along with the cats.
It should add a good black comedy touch to the book at that quarter.

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Dr Watson........ has to change.
The pistol once used will have to go into the black waters of The Thames!

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.... and Sherlock Holmes too.
New identities are in the leading roll bag,as they will be deeply involved in many a plot within the book.

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Even i do not know what will lie beyond this door,because i write of that which quickly enters my head well before forgetting it. Thoughts are like that. They scamper away into fast fading lost horizons.

Props needed are already made. BB
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Posted by Marvin on 27 Nov 2017, 21:01

Some great figures there, BB!
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Posted by Beano Boy on 07 Dec 2017, 23:39

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Thank`s Marvin. here`s another. Although i will have to convert certain things he is holding.

I find it very hard trying to find good figures that i can illustrate one of my story-lines with.
Gabriel Grubb written of by Charles Dickens a story of Goblins,suits this figure well.
He being a Sexton and Grave Digger. BB
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Posted by Kekso on 08 Dec 2017, 08:44

Good choice Paul. That undertaker is on my wishlist for some time now.
Painting light in that lantern would be a real challenge for me.
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Posted by Susofrick on 08 Dec 2017, 11:58

Hmm, am I naughty if I say that I would like to see that lantern painted by you?
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Posted by Graeme on 08 Dec 2017, 12:40

Beano Boy wrote:Image

He being a Sexton and Grave Digger. BB


Well, that's his day job.

it may be just my suspicious mind but, I think, at night he's a bodysnatcher! :affraid:

Wonderful figure anyway, as are the others. And lots of scope for your imagination.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 08 Dec 2017, 15:39

A Theme Develops by Charles Dickens
It is early Victorian times in Britain.

Dickens faces ruin and the horror of Debtors Prison looms ahead for him.
He pens his own reprieve:
a little gold embossed Book containing three short Christmas story`s. It goes on sale in October 1845.
Within its gold edged pages the Humbug ghost story `A Christmas Carol',
`Gabriel Grubb' and lastly `The Cricket In The Hearth, deals with child poverty.
The last two are often overlooked by the many.

GABRIEL GRUBB
A short review by Paul Howes

It is winter a harsh bitter season for most lower working classes.
Within the seedy walls of such squalor a poor widows youngest son lay dying, and the grave digger has no intention of awaiting a respectful time before he digs the grave. So he does so leaving it wide open to the elements.Gabriel the Sexton has no avid wish to work at his planting occupation over the Christmas period of his greedy days.

However his downfall is due to come in this Goblin Tale of Greed and Extreme Terror.

The figure so reminded me of this character and my long days of Dickensian Research.

Hopefully i will return to paint figures sometime soon.However it is a rather shaky tremor at present.

Thank you all for your interest shown on My Latest Purchase.

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The Magical Bookcase above is another. :-D BB
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Posted by Kekso on 08 Dec 2017, 17:53

Susofrick wrote:Hmm, am I naughty if I say that I would like to see that lantern painted by you?


If you refer to moi, first I would need to purchase it. :xd:
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