Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Skater Boy

 

No I'm not about to burst into an Avril Lavigne song, but ignoring Spode’s calls to make the British bicycle the transport of choice, have given one of his chaps a pair of roller skates.

 

 

My VBCW collection has a number of figures I can use as messengers/runners, including horsemen, motorcyclists, cyclists and of course the roller skater from the Musketeer militia range.

 

 

However I didn't have anything that I could specifically use for my Blackshorts, so I looked to the remains of my Perry plastic WW2 8th Army sprue, added a little greenstuff and some bits for the wheels and voilà!

 

 

 

4 comments:

  1. That is priceless, great fun too! Not so good on rough terrain I'm guessing?

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    1. Thanks! I did consider basing him on a road surface, but decided to go with the same theme as the rest of my minis, however impractical! I suppose some kind of quick release clip is used :-D

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  2. Totally spiffing figure- can you elaborate a little on how you did the skates old boy?

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    1. Cheers! The 'wheels, are in fact small plastic cylinders (off-cuts of the inner insulator of some coaxial cable). I glued these across the soles, and then hid the middle bit with black paint, bringing attention to the 'wheels' by painting the ends silver and then adding black dots (well, splodges) in the centre of each wheel.

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