Following up my post on my recent painting of 54mm Mixtec and Zapotec figures, I saw this and thought South American stone carving!
Unfortunately we had already eaten the rest of the packet of these ‘speculoos‘ or Spekulatius spicy Christmas ginger biscuits by this time, delicious seasonal picture biscuits which are:
“traditionally baked for consumption on or just before St Nicholas’ Day in the Netherlands (5 December), Belgium and Luxembourg (6 December) and around Christmas in Germany and Austria.” https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Speculaas
Unfortunately we had already eaten the rest of the packet of these ‘spekulaties’ spicy Christmas ginger biscuits by the time I found this odd one.
I coated this biscuit with several coats of PVA, having thoroughly dried it out first on the heater.
I then painted this Revell Aquacolor Acrylic stone grey and mounted this into a wooden block, painted grey.
Chintoy 54mm Conquistadors puzzle over these mysterious fierce stone carvings.
The original Spekulatis design up close. I wonder what is it supposed to be?
I’m not sure how long this biscuit will last before it breaks down, the PVA glue coating will only preserve it for so long.
But it will be fun while it lasts!
To keep this super cheap or Pound Store, even the jungle foliage is scrounged, being unwanted old cleaned-up fake aquarium or vivarium plants …
Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN, 7 December 2020