Pound Egg Princesses

(Good) Plastic tat is sometimes hard to find, unless you order it. I noticed that with crackers this Christmas, they’ve all gone metal, or paper or eco. All well and good but …

In a world or oceans drowning in single use plastic waste (SUP), it seems worth giving some of this plastic an ongoing use or even a new use.

Some children’s magazines still offer the occasional useful bit of plastic tat, always worth keeping an eye on these in WH Smith or your local newsagents.

One random blind bag possibility are Kinder Eggs which with their Disney / Pixar overlap offer certain ranges and the chance of useful figures. Kinder Eggs are found in many outlets from about 80p to £1 each, the range (Frozen, Princesses, general) is often indicated on the foil wrapping.

At first I thought this was Pocahontas as a child, but I believe this is Moana the title child / teenage princess figure from Disney’s recent Moana cartoon movie set in Polynesia (a Disney movie which I have not yet seen). She is about 40mm in height, but scaled down as more of a child.

Another useful Kinder Egg Figure is (Princess) Anna out of Disney’s Frozen / Frozen II Nordic fairy / folk tale cartoon movie.

She is more approaching 54 mm in height, as an adult figure.

According to Wikipedia Frozen II entry: “Anna’s outfit was inspired by the Norwegian folk bunad, worn during the 1840s and 1850s. Typically made of wool, it had decorative embroidery. Anna lost the pigtail braid she had in Frozen because she is three years older in Frozen II …”

There are some simple folk motifs painted onto the figure. I didn’t know that a bunad is a generic term for a type of Nordic folk dress, many examples are pictured here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bunad

You learn something new everyday.

Previously on Pound Store Plastic Warriors Kinder Egg Surprise section …

https://tabletopscoutingwidegames.wordpress.com/2022/12/04/do-you-wanna-build-a-f-kinder- egg-snowy-surprises/

Olaf the Snowman and the Stone Trolls appear in both films

My Frozen collection is now enriched with:

a rather small but see-through plastic ice horse called The Nokk
“Pulling from Nordic folklore, the Frozen 2 filmmakers were able to create this beautiful character, a mythical water spirit that takes the form of a stallion. While gorgeous, this water spirit is a warrior set to guard the secrets of the forest and is dangerous to those not careful.https://d23.com/meet-the-enchanting-new-characters-of-frozen-2/

a characterful Reindeer called Sven (again in both films)

and a curious fire lizard salamander character (who eats snowflakes) called Bruni from Frozen 2.

Anyway a cheapish way to acquire useful civilian figures and weird creatures, depending on what you find inside that chocolate egg!

Blog posted by Mark Man Of TIN, 5 February 2023

Pound Store Plastic Warriors and New Years Gaming Resolutions 2023?

It’s been a quiet year on this Pound Store Plastic Warriors Blog.

What will 2023 bring?

Crossposted from my Man Of TIN Blog Two Post:

https://manoftinblogtwo.wordpress.com/2022/12/27/new-gaming-year-ir-resolutions-2023/

Happy New Year!

Posted by Mark Man Of TIN, NYE 31 December 2022

More Featherstone 1960s Close Wars Rules rebooted as SciFi by The Wargaming Pastor on the Death Zap Blog

You know how it is – you wait on this my Pound Store Plastic Warriors Blog for a Close Wars post to come along for ages and then, like London buses, two come along at once.

First, Roger Halvorsen on his Model Rails and Wargames blog reset these rules into the 1960s Bush Wars of Africa:

https://modelrailsandwargames.blogspot.com/2022/12/close-wars.html

Next and independently, The Wargaming Pastor on his Death Zap blog (“Anyone can afford wargaming”) setting these simple rules (appendix) into a Sci Fi future. https://deathzap.co.uk/2022/12/16/battle-of-the-rulebooks-part-4-close-wars-by-donald-featherstone/

The Wargaming Pastor makes some “as you game” adjustments as he goes, which are worth reading through. Featherstone’s group melee rules or mechanism appear to cause the biggest issues.

I too sometimes use Featherstone’s simple Melee variation rules for individual combat using d6 dice throws, other times I use Gerard De Gre’s Parry and Lunge duelling rules.

To be fair, as the Wargaming Pastor says, these original core rules are designed for French-Indian Wars ‘troops versus natives’ cluttered forest skirmish, not at first view an obvious match for futuristic fighting in the urban jungles of other planets.

You will find an attractively photographed battle report by the Wargaming Pastor and more reflection on the pros and cons of the Close Wars rules.

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Featherstone and Sci-fi Rules?

I had to do similar modifications when gaming with these Featherstone 1962 War Games rules on a past Wellsian garden Star Wars / Little Wars / Close Wars mash-up improvised game:

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/25/close-little-space-wars/

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/25/in-a-garden-far-far-away/

The original Close Wars rules can be found in my blog post here:

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/close-little-wars-featherstones-simplest-rules/

Not that Donald Featherstone was averse to fantasy and sci-fi gaming, as he left two unfinished or unpublished scenarios (one fantasy, one sci-fi) for his Skirmish Wargaming book that were edited and added by John Curry when he reprinted this classic book in his History Of Wargames Project. He has also reprinted Featherstone’s original 1962 War Games.

“This new edition, includes an additional fantasy scenario and a science fiction scenario: To Claim our Long-forgotten Gold (Third Age) [fantasy] and Mining Station Sigma 9 (Year 3015, the far future) and guidance on how to play solo skirmish wargames.”

http://www.wargaming.co/recreation/details/dfskirmish.htm

I wonder what the next Close Wars variant will be?

Blog post by Mark Man Of TIN, 17 December 2022

Featherstone’s Close Wars Skirmish Rules for modern games? Model Rails and Wargames blog

Alan (Duchy Of Tradgardland) mentioned that I should look at this post or website by Roger Halvorsen, where he tries out the very simple ‘old school’ Donald Featherstone Close Wars Rules (appendix to War Games, 1962) to fight a modern era skirmish.

You can read this post by Roger at his Model Rails and Wargames blog:

https://modelrailsandwargames.blogspot.com/2022/12/close-wars.html

In his search for very simple rules, Roger pushes the Close Wars rules past their original setting (or ‘comfort zone’) of French-Indian Wars colonial forest skirmish with ‘natives’ and ‘troops’ to the tropical forest and urban edge of a fictionalised part of an African country in the early 1960s.

The Blue Helmet UN forces tackle the local well-equipped green helmeted local African forces.

As befits a mention on this my Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog, I like the way that Roger has used simple and cheap, widely available dollar or Pound Store Soldiers. 54mm Modern / American Infantry (TimMee / BMC /Toy Story type) and plastic Matchbox figure copies (US Infantry) have been used, differentiated with two different paint schemes.

It shows what a good simple paint scheme will do for such versatile figures.

Roger has some interesting Pro and Con points to make about the simplicity and drawbacks of these two page rules for modern warfare including vehicles and automatic weapons.

John Yorio in the blog comments suggested to Roger using Featherstone’s World War Two rules from War Games or Battles with Model Soldiers.

At the end of the day, much of the experience of infantry combat on foot with rifles in forests or even urban jungles cannot have changed much in two hundred years, apart from more accurate or rapid fire rifles?

Melee and hand to hand fighting (at boot, fist, blade and bayonet level) cannot have changed much either.

This is good basic rules tinkering, working out how and if to include heavy weapons. Is a machine gun is just modern volley fire from 5 or 10 men (as Featherstone often uses) when not using individual figure firing?

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Roger links to my 2016 Close Wars early blog post here with the two page original rules pages :

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2016/06/09/close-little-wars-featherstones-simplest-rules/

Post by Mark Man Of TIN, 10 December 2022

Wayward Pines Series 1 and 2

I have not been painting much of a dark evening but have been watching my way through several TV series.

One of these binge-watched series is Wayward Pines (2015/16).

The title sequence by PictureMill for Wayward Pines uses railway modelling type figures, houses or scenes in a Slinkachu style diorama “movie stills” to show possible scenes from the series.

https://www.titledesignproject.com/wayward-pines-title-sequence-by-picturemill/

The advertising poster shows the Series 1 lead Matt Dillon, who plays an American Secret Service agent called Ethan Burke.

Burke is sent to investigate the whereabouts of two missing agents.

He wakes up in the woods near Wayward Pines, Idaho, bruised and confused after what appears to be a car accident.

The Fox trailer for Wayward Pines Series 1 https://youtu.be/jZ1GdNLQ42Q

The town is not the “paradise” the billboard claims.

I was interested to watch this 2015/2016 series as some of its early episodes in Series 1 were directed or written by the Duffer Brothers before they made the first series of Stranger Things (Netflix).

I can see many dystopian sci-fi / thriller tropes revisited by the Duffer Brothers in Stranger Things. Washed up cops, a strange dark underside to a normal small town, echoing hospital or lab corridors …

I also like the quirky title sequence, made of model vignettes that could be film stills, all of which hint at the scenes to come.

Wayward Pines – “where Paradise is home”, its billboard announces.

Wayward Pines – the last of small town America? A perfect small town with secrets.

**** Warning – Plot Spoiler: Outside the town’s electrified fence, it is slowly revealed in Series 1, live tribes of ‘savage’ genetic mutant nicknamed “Abbys”, fast moving humanoid aberrations or devolution with predator like teeth and claws, excellent sense of smell and hearing, which hunt in packs and eat people. Much like chimpanzees go hunting each other or smaller creatures. ****

That’s a refreshing change from zombies, then …

Screenshot from the slightly altered Series 2 intro. Jeep and Troops.

Series 2 gives a more surprisingly sympathetic (post colonial) view of the Abbys as they mass again in their hundreds.

However the town now has a more martial law feel to it, with stylised light brown American / fascist uniforms. Lots of automatic weapons, disastrous use of flamethrowers, driving around fast in jeeps and army trucks as they set out to keep the town safe from the savages outside the gates and dissenters within …

Reference screenshot Series 1 – hostile savages (red dots) have breached the fence heading through the pines heading towards Wayward Pines. Almost a game screen.

As ever, the mind jumps towards potential gaming scenarios on the tabletop.

Savages versus trained or untrained troops or militia in urban or forest setting, should the electrified fence be breached …

An interesting model or prop of terrain model of the Wayward Pines town was sold after filming in 2015; its appearance is almost that of a board game or tabletop game.

And my screenshot from series 1 of a rough sketch map found by Ethan Burke of ways out of Wayward Pines … (You’ll never leave.)

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I bought both series (£20 per series of ten episodes) on Apple TV.

The original Series 1 stories are based on a trilogy of books by Blake Crouch.

Fox TV announced that there are no current plans for Series 3, leaving series 2 on a permanent cliffhanger.

Blog posted by Mark Man Of TIN, 24 November 2022.

More Superheroes by the Pound (Store)

More Superheroes by the Pound (Store)!

I masked up and headed early into town for a rare visit, a few important things to do but once done, a quick recce peep into my local Poundland.

Good to see the usual reliable Shelfie material of bagged ‘penny dreadful’ 100 soldier figures for £1 from a few months back, still in store or available online.

Even better to see a new set of superheroes, a set to grab as these usually appear and vanish quite fast.

This is my third such Superhero set.

Previously on Pound Store Plastic Warriors Superheroes ….

My first 2018 post on pre-named Pound Store Superheroes:

https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2018/11/17/rip-stan-lee-and-farewell-from-the-pound-store-superheroes/

At four for a pound, they are not quite The Six Million Dollar Man or as I said in my second 2019 post that foolishly: “Some people may look down on such ”bootlego” budget figures at four Superheroes for a Pound. 25pMan anyone? The QuarterofaQuid  Kid?

https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2019/02/11/the-unincredibles-more-pound-store-superheroes/

Interesting urban nightscape and Japanese writing on the box graphics.

Including a simple minifigure base would be good.

A cape with hole punched head hole can be easily added of cloth or plastic, based on the simple Lego ones.

I like the oddly worded title descriptors as well of this third Set Of superheroes . Branded BUILDX, these are “Superheroes Defend Mighty + Strong” and “Earth Defenders”. Big claims for four small figures for a pound, but with a child’s imagination they might indeed become Mighty Superheroes, Earth Defenders etc.

These are produced by PDLZ (for Poundland). Batch / lot: 30/2021 Ref 26-2833/PL2021 and 497916, for those who like to know these things. As usual, Not suitable for under threes due to small parts.

What I like quite childishly about them is their not quite official hints at proper franchised (far too expensive) Lego minifigure ones.

Left – with Dark hair, an Iron Man / Tony Stark type vibe to this one – light Oddbeard trim – Oddbeard? Stubble?

Second left – a white Power Ranger or even a Stormtrooper body feel if you swap heads around to this one although in this case “I’m not a short Stormtrooper, I’m not Luke Skywalker, I’m not here to rescue you …”

Third – vaguely Spiderman, dark Spider-Man, Deadpool but with that weird wild smile, could be a villain?

Fourth – Sort of Spider-Man / Captain America – Captain Generica perhaps?

I presume some of these figures could be female. They have a trim synched waist, which otherwise accentuates their muscly torso and shoulders.

The hands or fingers are more well modelled or defined than usual.

The head also has a useful Lego dot type top for carrying or attaching further blocks.

Origin Stories or Where do you get them from?

These £1 superhero figures are sadly not available online from Poundland’s Poundshop. Sold out!

Interestingly the poundshop.com website lists the set as “includes 2 superheroes and 2 bad guys” – which is which?

Instead Poundshop.com (the online offer of Poundland) currently have a £5 Superheroes car rocket launcher Hero Rescue with the odd one (or two?) yellow and red hero or henchman.

https://www.poundshop.com/buildx-brix-set-superheroes-defend-mighty-strong-hero-rescue-216pc-6.html

I enjoy the sight of all this bright lively packaging.

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The shop also had more Lego compatible block figures including these Alien / stylish space figures. As always if you like them, buy (lots of) them when you see them, they are often not there when you return.

You could of course start mixing heads, torsos and legs for an all new quartet of mix and match Pound Store superheroes.

On The Naming of Superheroes …

What I also like about these Pound Store superheroes is how you, the player or child has to do the hard work of naming and back story for each character. None of that easily all done for you Marvel DC Universe stuff.

Alternatively, if inspiration doesn’t strike …

‘The Temporal Lad’ is intriguing for a time traveller perhaps or maybe the name of a racehorse. “Temporal Lad, coming up on the inside …”

There are some fun websites with random superhero name generators, for example: Impossible Girl which came up on:

https://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/hero-names.php

Or superhero group / gang / henchman names:

https://www.fantasynamegenerators.com/superhero-team-names.php

These examples above and below are from Name Generator Fun

https://www.namegeneratorfun.com/superhero

The Legendary Shadow, The Silver Hourglass or The Crimson Laser, anyone?

Name Generators – useful tools for uninspired days. Useful as a handy birthday present to a loved one, your own (machine generated) personalised superhero or super villain name, based on your initials …

Just call me Duke…

Type in your favourite Wargames authors or bloggers as your Supervillian opponents. Donald Featherstone becomes …

Donald Featherstone, Commander Of Ice … it has a ring to it.

Try it – What would yours be?

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There is a some system or logic to naming superheroes, outlined on the Name Generator Fun website superhero page

Summary of their eight points on ‘How to Create Heroic Names’

1.The Sound of Your Name Matters

2.Add Colour to Your Name

3.Focus on the Nouns in Your Hero Names

4.Add an Adjective to Your Name

5.Choose a Title for Retro Superhero Style …. Doctor / Professor …

6.Create Hero Names with Two Word Phrases … Wildfire

7.Just Add “Man” or “Woman” to Your Name

8.Heroes with Normal Names? Clark Kent, Peter Parker, Bruce Banner etc are already taken.

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Using rules 2, 3, etc I could christen the white figure second left “Yellow Snow”.

Maybe not …

It reminds me a little of The Incredibles films with all the old, retired and never heard of superheroes named or invented for this movie.

They could also be odd masked Britain wrestlers from Saturday TV teatimes in the 1970s, “live from the Fairfield Halls, Croydon”. Sadly there is no battling granny figure included with umbrella accessory for walloping them encouragingly from the side of the ring.

Obviously with such royalty free superheroes, the appropriate soundtrack for them is one of the many royalty free soundtracks or pastiche soundtracks from Youtube. Type in ‘superhero royalty free music’ on YouTube, Musi and you will find an inspiring range of generic superhero movie themes … such as  

For example,  “Courageous Superhero” Superman Style Theme Stock Music Royalty Free at https://youtube.com/watch?v=r1

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I’m sure there are some suitable wrestling or superhero simple free gaming rules out there as well.

https://forum.rpg.net/index.php?threads/free-superhero-wargame-rules.488788/

https://www.beastsofwar.com/forums/topic/supers-a-generic-superhero-skirmish-rulebook/

Although my definition of ‘simple’ is probably different from others ..

Blog posted by Duke Ultra (Mark Man Of TIN – I squeak the ‘tin cry’ if dropped) on 9th July 2022

Pound Store Japanese into slouch hat Imaginations figures

The simple addition of a cardboard hat brim (I sometimes use luggage label roundels) changes these Pound Store copies of Airfix and Matchbox Japanese Infantry into different Imaginations figures. I picked these Japanese up in a Pound Store about fifteen years ago.

I was idly experimenting today with the possibility of making some cheap 54mm Boy Scouts Of America figures for my Scouting Wide Games for the Tabletop Project, although the rifles were a bit of an obvious limitation.

HO OO Airfix WW1 Americans can make reasonable small versions of Boy Scouts Of America: https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2019/06/22/boy-scouts-from-airfix-ww1-american-infantry/

I like the 1:32 / 54mm and OOHO Japanese Infantry figures as they are quite ‘old school’ uniformed figures – puttees, rifles, haversacks, ammunition pouches, water bottles. Flags, buglers, officers with swords in the OOHO set. They could all easily have come from a century before.

A change of head or hat and you have a new figure. Infantry, militia, bandit, revolutionary, irregular …

As suggested by the paint conversion into a Confederate type grey soldier (right), this is something that I also did with the OOHO Japanese Infantry as a youngster in the late 1970s and 80s when I had almost no Airfix ACW figures.

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2017/07/16/confused-by-zouaves-some-airfix-acw-paint-conversions/

Airfix OOHO Japanese Infantry were easy to buy at the time and are still available from Airfix, more than can be said for the scarce Airfix ACW range.

Riflemen, Buglers, Flags, Officers – all suitable for 19th Century Wars?

The Japanese Infantry with soft caps also paint up nicely in glossy red and blue as traditional toy soldiers.

My Pippin Fort inspired ‘Trumpton troops’ quickly painted up for play parades (Airfix Japanese 1:32 54mm plastics) photo/ painted: Man of TIN. 

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/pound-store-wars/

Soldiers of The Combat – Toys for a Pound online

Screenshot of the latest pound store online soldier offerings from Toys for a Pound.

https://toysforapound.com/products/combat-soliders-mini-figure-play-set?_pos=1&_sid=fd3693498&_ss=r

I quite like the oddly phrased Soldiers of the Combat, a slightly weird translation maybe?

Trying to control my plastic mountain, I have simply taken a screenshot of these.

The usual slightly out of scale play set stuff – a small boat, a Jeep, a tank, the usual flag and flag stand, some greenery perhaps and a mixed assortment of copies of Matchbox / various maker’s WW2 figures.

Difficult to work out sizes without actually parting with cash, but they look the smaller 20-30mm size.

Different sets, different colour figures, different countries or armies, even if they do seem to get stuck with the same flag in several sets.

I’m sure as a young lad, I would have thought that these would be (what is now a pound or two) pocket money or holiday money well spent, giving many happy hours gaming, compared to the pocket money alternative of ‘all gone’ 70s favourites of crisps or sweets.

I’m sure these will do very well as party bag or stocking fillers.

Enough screenshot eye candy.

Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN on the Pound Store Plastic Warriors Blog, Longest Day, 21 June 2022.

Previously from Toys for a Pound online, their 2020 and 2021 offers:

https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2020/08/16/modern-flats-and-toys-for-a-pound-online-pound-store-soldiers/

https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2020/12/29/specia-force-more-christmas-toy-soldiers-from-the-online-pound-store/

https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2021/03/20/online-pound-store-plastic-warriors-affordable-joy/

Quantrill’s Toy Soldiers blog and ACOTS 2022

James at Quantrill’s Toy Soldiers sent me a message that he had refreshed or updated his blog with a new address: https://quantrillstoysoldiers.blogspot.com

James deleted a parallel blog of the same name that he stopped using in 2011 but this oddly has made his continuing blog not viewable in a search other than through a Google image search and mentions on other blogs.

On the bright side he has finally fixed the follow mechanism (top left menu) so it is easier to find and follow.

His new blog header gives a glimpse of a well-stocked games room of shelves and display cabinets full of toy soldiers.

Alonng the side menu (three lines on top left) with the follow button, there is a date archive of posts going back to 2011.

I have been following this blog since 2016 and enjoy James’ madcap conversions of battered plastic 54mm figures into colourful characters for his ImagiNations and fantasy games. It’s the sort of thing I sometimes do here on my Pound Store Plastic Warriors blog here from time to time.

Quantrill’s Toy Soldiers blog also gives a glimpse of Toy Soldier collecting in Australia, such as the recent post on the ACOTS Australian Collectors of Toy Soldiers meeting 2022.

Dozens of photos of old toy soldiers in plastic or lead, a feast for the eyes. They also got an ACW game or two in as well. Looks just like a mini “Plastic Warrior Show” in Australia!

https://quantrillstoysoldiers.blogspot.com/2022/04/acots-2022.html

Anyway, a colourful blog well worth a read and a follow!

Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN 18 April 2022

#FEMbruary 2022 figure painting and conversions – Good Queen Bess and the Generic Empress

Two slow burner female figures that have been stalled on the Painting Table but finally finished for #FEMbruary 2022, that celebration of the believable female figure in our modelling and gaming collections.

#FEMbruary 2022 figure No. 1 this month featured an introduction to #FEMbruary and this skater girl,

#FEMbruary 2022 figure No. 2 – The Generic Empress or Queen

You can glimpse the Empress / Queen in black undercoat on my painting table at the back of this picture and the Ladybird book inspiration for the costume colours.

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2022/01/15/meanwhile-back-in-the-bunny-hospital/

On the New Year rule of “painting what I have in hand”, I used this joblot-acquired or gifted figure of an Empress figure that could be “Queen Elizabeth The First” but is more likely to be Catherine the Great in 54-60mm brown plastic.

With this impressive Sceptre, she could also be a Queen or Empress of Syldavia in King Ottakar’s Sceptre in the Tintin books, bearing the pelican sceptre.

I could of course spend real money on a painted Queen Elizabeth Figure from Tradition Of London / RP models: https://toy-soldiers.store/product_info.php?products_id=816

Shiny gloss toy soldier painting style, pink cheek dot and all.

FEMbruary 2022 figure No. 3 – The Amazonian Armada Elizabeth the First

This archer is from a 54mm generic fantasy figure set by True Legends Toys (USA?), what is probably meant to be an androgynous Legolas type elf man? The others can be seen here:

https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2019/02/24/fantasy-plastic-warriors/

With impressive enough ‘man boob’ armour, I though it might convert easily enough into a Cate Blanchett type Galadriel or Queen Elizabeth at Tilbury type figure.

Literally a Copper Top, as I used my favourite bright gloss acrylics for the shiny toy soldier look from Revell Aquacolor of Orange and copper highlights!

A tissue paper and PVA skirt was added as no self-respecting queen would show off her legs in such martial manly attire!

The visual inspiration was Cate Blanchett’s Tilbury speech from her Elizabeth The Golden Age film. Trailer / clip on YouTube here.

I was also imagining her with a bow, rather than sword, as it also has the classical Amazon overtones or huntress iconography of Diana and Artemis.

Anyway its all just more classical and Tudorbethan Imagi-National propaganda for my Arma-Dad’s Army project! I love this Holy Grail / Monty Python-esque type muster of troops on the clifftops, again useful for Armada era uniform details.

Some screenshots from the Trailer / clip for uniform and colour reference.

My final #FEMbruary female figure (No. 4) will be out of this world … watch this space! (Two clues there).

Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN, 23/24 #FEMbruary 2022

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