Sunday, 30 August 2015

AIRFIX Space Warriors Presented by Beano Boy

This is a Rare Set,First Edition of One issue of AIRFIX Space Series 1/32 Scale.
Only produced for a few weeks prior to AIRFIX going into Receivership in 1981

These were until recently lost in my large Figure Collection,and so once found I was at long last able to show them here,and on Benno`s Figure Forum today. Sometimes one can look hard for ages and not find the stuff searched for,only to find it later when not looking for it. Today I opened a draw and there it was. I hope you like them. BB

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

Casting Up Rammesses II By Beano Boy

Taking time out from other modelling projects during the long summer holiday, and wanting to do something way out of my comfort zone I thought I`d have a stab in the dark to create what I would simply term as, abstract art based upon that which was left behind by that Egyptian of old, RAMMESSES II

Above is my highly organized casting up table of complete and utter chaos. If there be such a chaos theory that it can be organized  instead of the normal understanding of the word then it would indeed apply here due to my simple head of reasoning. 

Above the thrones have been cast up and so the statues have taken their rightful place upon them. Lego Brick forms have methodically been used to create the shape needed,and once Sellotape  had been stuck on the inside of such forms,then they were each in turn cast up with Plaster of Paris. A wonderful thing Master Masons still use today. There are no predictions of what the finished results will be,but most certainly heavy shadows will play their part. For now each step brings closer more of an understandable shape in view.   Lots of the more finer work of shaping,scribing,rubbing down, and that of buffing up will take place after the slooping rockface and entrance have been made. That can take place after the complete drying off period has taken place.

  There is another statue ongoing and both based upon those in the photo. Tidying up work will be done later.


The Work Moves Forward
All are seated on their thrones,and I will deside at later date,if I will demolish the second statue on the left as it is shown in the photo. 
Below shows the side angles of the chiseled rock face. It might be seem rather an acute angle.

However when the statues are brought forward in order that the front rockface can be slid into place,and the statues also being raised up on a stone platform with steps added leading to the entrance this angle will not look so acute in shape.  

The little fellow is 1/72 scale , and 15mm figures would suit the scene better,but I have none.

A  sheet of card has been placed like so to give a better view to the ones eye. 

More of a finishing work will take place on the statues after all the other pieces have been cast up and are drying out.
Made with the aid of Playmobil & Lego Brick Toy`s.

                                                     Another Piece of this Puzzel is Made

The Back which is the Front of this Dark Place has been cast up with Plaster of Paris. Made possible by using Lego Bricks the box shape was made,and the Entrance  was formed by the same method. Sealed with Sellotape  it was then cast up.

It took two Jug Fulls of Plaster to reach the required level.  Water and 15 Heaped Table Spoonfuls to each Jug

                                 This thing is getting bigger by the day,but is costing Pea Nuts!

The little Form flips out easy-like revealing the Center Entrance. Some slight trimming around the edges to do later. When it`s turned over it should reveal a perfectly straight  front to this place,because it was cast-up on  a sheet of toughened glass.

                                           Below the Platform has been Cast Up

                                                          Still in the Lego Bricks

                              All four are placed upon the raised Platform  temporary in way of illustration.

There will be four steps cast up that will be placed in the center position leading up to the platform.Although it is a larger rubber mould then needed,the steps can simple be cut to size.  Saving having to make a new one.

Still looking rather ruff,but after rubbing down has been done,the angle of the back of the thrones will be more defined by cutting away more rock chipping`s, ( i ) ,and this will allow for the slopping front to be fixed in place and any gapes around the thrones filled in with plaster. Later each side piece of rock face already seen and reviewed can be shaped where necessary and  stuck into place  using Plaster of Paris. As always i do not do perfect,but in a clumsy fun filled abstract way ,i hope to create the likeness that can be easily recognized. 

The Steps Are Cast Up

Made with the aid of a Playmobil & Lego Brick,Toy`s. Messy work,and dusty too,but great fun. BB

Thursday, 6 August 2015

A Big Welcome Card from Beano Boy

Hi Guys,in view of the Massive numbers now arriving on this blog each day I thought I`d repost, The Big Welcome Card above for you all.  To all in Russia, United States of America, Portugal, United Kingdom,Italy,Ukraine,Ireland, Australia,Uruguay,France, India ,Romania, Belgium ,Germany , Sweden,Colombia , South Africa, Malaysia, Poland,Singapore,Venezuela, Austria, Iraq,Brazil,the Philippines, Albania,Jersy,Finland, Luxembourg, and China.                                                                                                      
                                                                                              Thank You All.  BB

Vintage Jean Hoeffler Toy Figures : Knights by Beano Boy

I bought these Jean Hoeffler Toy Figures recently on E Bay. W Germany on bases.
i Cleaned them up,and so they are ready for painting. Being rushed these days for time I wish that I was ready to paint them.
I often wonder just how many little hands have played with such as these.


    The total number seen above.Although not full Sets I am well pleased to have them in my ever expanding Toy Collection. These were made of tuff plastic,and have survived well from the rigours of time since their making back in the day. 1970`s. Soft Plastic Recasts can be bought in the USA, but the period pieces I collect get my vote every time. BB

Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Making Up The British Square by Beano Boy

I wanted to see if I could actually make a Napoleonic Square up using mainly Italeri Figures.   
First the corners where defined, and the sides were gradually filled in with British Guardsmen. I wanted to avoid perfect straight lines
                                          It took quite a while placing these in place

                                       Stacks of troops moved out of storage and into square.

                                                       All the soldiers needed are in place.
 French Heavy Cavalry placed to show how these Cuirassiers were heavily  outgunned.                    


The French Cavalry going in on my 5 x 2  Foot Table. The Square having been moved around ment the tree`s were removed.
                                                                Have Fun BB

Egyptian Sphinx Mould by Beano Boy

After being refused ordering more than 10 Items on E Bay I decided to make more of my own stuff needed for a project on Benno`s Figure Forum,and now here. I am Beano Boy there,and have been for well over two years. Lots of my stuff on Tutorials there for those interested in modelling projects. I buy from all around the Globe, Rare Books,Toys,Model Figures, and other stuff too related to this hobby, and I do not see over 10 items as being a Large Order. So not wanting my business and my £180 order, I carry on best as I can with the project.
Bellow the crude,but very effective two part Oyumaru mould ,and the casting it has produced. Needs a little bit of trimming, but I am well pleased with the result.The Sphinx is the first of many needed.

The  mould needed bedding into dry sand in order to hold it level and also support the flimsy sides.
It was soon cast up with Plaster of Paris, which is a certain something Master Mason still use  in their Craft!

As the first evening shadow falls upon my Fantasy & Sci - Fi Table, a mere glimmer of light made it possible  to take one last shot with the camera. Have Fun Guys. 

To round off this posting I thought to add this photo ,which I took after I`d bought 10 Items from the Seller on E Bay. Needless to say really I made mention of this fact on my Feedback.  I have never known a like,like this before.   
Fred and MayBell inspecting the work.
These castings will do for my needs. The mould lines trimmed off,and the first waterproof primer a homemade colour wash has been applied. BB