Shadow Warriors of the Pound Store





A fluky little shadowy tease towards another pound store plastic warriors project nearing Stage 1.

With the dark mornings at the moment these lovely shadows appeared on my painting or work table against some rough grainy drawing paper.


With switching off one sidelight the shadows changed and darkened. No fussy filtering –  I like the warm brown umber reddish shadows best.


I’m not sure if this light effect will readily appear very often.

A clue to the identity of these shadowy pound store toy figures lies in a past blogpost.

At the slightly odd size of 42mm high, these Pound Store lovelies have been stuck on my paint table for a while awaiting bases, varnish  and finishing touches. Almost there! I look forward to sharing more pictures of them soon in action  on this blog.

Blog posted on Pound Store Plastic Warriors by Mark, Man of TIN, October 2017.






Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

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