Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Steve's new toys

As if to prove that others do take notice of my ramblings, my old friend Stephen Briddon contacted me recently to berate me for undermining his self-restraint.  Only a few weeks later, he has sent me photos of his newly-painted 54mm WW2 figures.
The figures are Airfix, guns Britains and tanks are CTS.  Inspired by my own efforts (gawd help him!), Steve has gone for the toy soldier look.

I'm delighted to be back in touch with Steve - although looking at this lot I suspect his wife may not fully share that elation...

So how do I know Steve?  He was a member of Sheffield Wargames Society and Wargame Developments before going off to conquer new frontiers in the North American colonies.  When he's not going for the 'traditional toy soldier' look Steve can paint smaller figures in disturbing detail - I still have figures which he painted for me in the 1990s - some 20mm WW2 Germans and a load of 15mm Napoleonics.

6 comments:

Jim Duncan said...

I have many of these figures waiting for their paintjob to be finished then they will go into the charity sale. About a platoons worth.

Conrad Kinch said...

The poor fellow - as a fellow sufferer I extend my deepest sympathies.

Stephen Briddon said...

Tim is far too charitable about my painting skills ("Painting little people is what made me blind guv"). But, this is all his fault.

Tim Gow said...

Jim Duncan
I'm sure they'll sell easily Jim.

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
He needs our support.

Tim Gow said...

Stephen Briddon
Painting toys has done for my eyesight too - the worse it gets, the better my painting looks!