As I’d mentioned before, I recently picked up a 1/50 scale die-cast Land Rover Defender on eBay from a guy in Portugal. I did a quick and dirty repaint on it today and got it done. The lettering on the doors isn’t perfect (using old Letraset rub-on transfers, and they’re not super easy to align on a dark background), but they’ll do for now.
I have zero sculpting skills, but I’m capable of basic conversions (head swaps, etc.), so I’m looking for suggestions for existing figures to stand-in for characters from the His Dark Materials books (Golden Compass-Northern Lights/Subtle Knife/Amber Spyglass).
Misc. Daemons – Reaper familiars, for the most part.
Lyra Belacqua – Haven’t found a good option here. Maybe the girl from the Reaper pack below, but would prefer one in a dress/northern clothes. Lyra’s a bit too old (12-13) for me to use the girl from the Hasslefree 3 kids pack, which was my first inclination.
Lyra’s daemon: Reaper “weasel/ferret” painted as snow ermine.
Did a little work on a Sherman V 75mm yesterday. Decided to paint it as a British version.
Sue and I played a game of “Unspeakable Words” with some friends last night. Fun little card/word game with an HPL twist. I won, but had the advantage of being the designated driver so I wasn’t into the wine as much as everyone else was. 🙂
Just wasn’t feeling it today, so I didn’t paint anything. I’m going to clean and assemble some more ancients for SSD later (and maybe some 15mm tanks for Chain of Command), so not a total loss for the weekend’s progress.
Watched “Bad Santa” with my daughter this afternoon. One of my holiday favourites. Don’t think she was as enamoured with it as I was…