Saturday, March 1, 2014
Harry Potter and the Desert Africa Corps
This device I got at least 10 years ago, maybe more. I always intended it to be used for Nazi Super Science and now with this Red Skull project seemed like the perfect time.
Another Preiser figure painted up in a manner similar to Red Skull. While I don't usually paint figures, I wanted these to be unified in some way and I wanted a comic book look to the figures. I did not think I could get that effect without painting them.
The Red Skull appears in many different uniforms, but I found this one to be both distinctive and still had a very WWII era look to it. Back in the 1960's a lot of companies made plastic figures in metallic blue, so I liked that look too.
The low table is a sheet of styrene with a small strip of styrene at each end to hold it up off the floor a bit. Making furniture and super science things is pretty easy if you try to be creative. A few commercially available items really help set off the whole scientific scene.