Not sure I'll be hurrying to do more Miniart figures for the time being!
Today it was on to the gear, and as you can see, there was a lot of it - powder flask, shot flask, martingale, dagger, match cord, sword, musket and musket rest. I decided that the kit dagger was just too rough, so I made another from spare bits and pieces, and also replaced the moulded match cord with one made from glue-soaked cotton. The striped cord was made by twisting together lengths of black and white embroidery thread, then soaking it in glue.
Putting everything together was quite fiddly, especially the flasks and cords (the large flask is suspended from the martingale and the cord is tucked into the belt).
Quite pleased with how it's turned out though the modelling of some of the parts was pretty rough and compromised the finish somewhat.
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An absolute classic Mick. I am glad I am not the only one who remembers this series. If I recall I would watch White Horses, Champion the Wonder Horse, Casey Jones and Robinson Crusoe all on a Saturday morning along with Flashing Blade
Totally awesome figure Mr Day I like it a lot. Very crisp indeed
What scared me a little was that as I read your post I could hear all the theme tunes.......great figure Peter by the way.....oh, and Steve forgot Belle and Sebastien......but I can’t remember the theme tune from that one.....
Why thank you sir.....all of them are available on YouTube, by the way. Look out for the dubbed flashing blade episodes, they are pretty funny at times....better stop hijacking Peter’s build thread now though
Great stuff lads. The lead character in Flashing Blade was Chevalier Richie. I remember all the others plus The Singing Ringing Tree and Belle and Sebastian. Does anyone remember Desert Crusader, another French production from the 60s?
Yep, remember the singing ringing tree as well, I think it was a bit like Beauty and the Beast, without the songs.....apparently it was made as a film, but cut up by the BBC and shown as a serial....funnily enough they did something similar with the flashing blade, chopping up a four episode series to make twelve parts....schedule to fill and no budget I suppose....I also seem to remember Eastern block cartoons that consisted of people being chased by buildings, but that might be Kia Ora fuelled dreams....