No Mixed Bathing (FEMbruary 2021)

No Mixed Bathing (No Running, Diving, Bombing, Heavy Petting or Smoking in the Deep End)

It’s FEMbruary – and the first of my believable female miniatures heads towards the painting table. The BMC Plastic Army Women from last year’s BMC Kickstarter.

These are not Pound Store figures themselves but complement that style of plastic figure, often pirated or cloned that ends up in pound stores.

https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2020/12/27/snowball-fight-at-camp-benjamin-bmc-plastic-army-women-arrive/

Before I paint a trial handful of these new Army Women, I took the time to give them all a bath and scrub to remove any mould releasant.

All 105 of the figures, 3 stretchers plus 3 dogs and their leads ready for a wash and brush up!

Last seen wearing … snow gloves and cold weather gear for a Christmas 2020 game.

So the BMC Plastic Army Women was my first Kickstarter which arrived in time for FEMbruary … but I also stocked up on an extra FEMbruary project just in case for this year (or next) – Bad Squiddo WWII Pigeoneers!

Beautifully packaged Bad Squiddo Miniatures

You can read more about the FEMbruary figure painting challenge set up by Alex at Lead Balloony at my fellow blogger Marvin’s post here: https://suburbanmilitarism.wordpress.com/2021/01/17/fembruary-2021/

FEMbruary – Open to all to join in!

I have some interesting plans for 2021 for these plastic army women figures … watch this space!

Meanwhile the Arma-Dad’s Army Elizabethan project trundles quietly across the painting table as well.

Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN, 1 February 2021

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 ...

5 thoughts on “No Mixed Bathing (FEMbruary 2021)”

  1. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the new figures. The pigeoneers look super figures. My Swiss Army in 54mm has pigeons and pigeoneers also. Far better than a wireless anyday!

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    1. It is going to be a busy work month but even if I get a couple of figures done, it will still be taking part.
      I think I have seen such a lovely pigeoneer figures in Composition in Andrew Rose’s Collectors Guide to Toy Soldiers – originally produced as German Army then neutralised to Swiss after WW2. With basket and dog. Rose calls it “one of Elastolin’s finest pieces”

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  2. You are keeping busy! Those Pigeoneers are great. The whole range of WWII has lots of fab figures to chose from. And I’d forgotten all about Doctor Carrot and Potato Pete!

    Looking forward to seeing what you’ve got planned.

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