Sunday, April 1, 2018
One of the best things about plastic army men is that they are very versatile.
I took a hundred or more Tim Mee WWII era American Army troops and used them for a science fiction game.
The generic Tim Mee Galaxy Laser Team works well as good guys or bad guys. They are not tied to a specific franchise so they can be anything. At about 54mm size they are a bit small for the 60mm Tim Mee troops, but how large is a space alien?
I like to take my troops outside. If I am careful the chance of losing any is very low. I do try to put them in a limited space, so it is easy to find them, even if the vegetation is heavy.
With a digital camera I can take all the photos I want and not have to worry about film or developing. I take photos from high, low, close up and far away. Use the zoom to get in close to troops that are a little too far for the macro lens. I also crop my photos and delete a few that turn out poorly. Cropping the photo allows the reader to focus on the most important subjects.
I went to a nearby park. I like to go during the week when there are not many people there. I have taken photos at many tourist places, indoors and outdoors and never had a problem. Indoors I usually ask permission and so far have never been denied. The last time they even made a few suggestions!
I don't move anything around, other then trash or leaves. I don't dig holes or otherwise disturb the location. Most people just ignore me, I have had a few comment and they were always positive.