Thursday, 1 March 2012

Dinosaur Hunters!

“It’s behind you!” I just don't seem to be able to get enough of these wonderful 'Copplestone Castings' sculpts; they are just so much fun to do.  The latest off the painting queue are these 'Dinosaur Hunters'.



I love the fact that they have such a 'human' quality to them; there are no over devloped biceps or futuristic weopany.  In fact three more unlikely Dinousaur Hunters it is hard to imagine!  In the photographs below, fans of 'It ain't half hot, Mum' will find it hard not to draw comapsions between the chap on the left and Gunner 'Lofty' Sugden, played by  Don Estelle.  The slightly more 'rugged' fellow in the middle could have stepped out of the pages of an H. Rider Haggard adventure.  As for the Cuban, wielding gentleman on the right, let us just say,

“Hooray for Captain Spaulding!”




Just for those who might be unfamiliar with the references alluded to, have a look at these short clips and see what you think.  Just as a brief aside, T-Rex was by Schleich toys, but more of them a little later!



16 comments:

  1. Those figures are great and so well painted, thanks for the "It ain't half hot mum" clip, it's been a while, Windsor Davies was the best....

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  2. Very nice job sir. I've picked up some more Copplestone KKBB to add to the collection this week as well

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  3. Some great painting, love the Capt Spaulding figure, its a remarkable resemblance!!

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  4. Brilliant Michael! I am toying with the old 'dinos and cowboys' slant for a bit of a laugh :) must admit, the Copplestone stuff is excellent all round.

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  5. They are wonderful painted there Michael and I love the charcater that you have put into them. Bravo

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  6. Very nice minis! And amazing what some dinosaur toys will do for a collection! I'm a big fan of that myself.

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  7. Thank you all for your kind comments; whilst I except that this is turning into the mother of all distractions, I have to say that it is soooo much fun!

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  8. Great photo and really well painted figures.

    Love the IAHHM clip too :O)

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  9. For those of you who fancy the idea of cowboys and dinosaurs, try to get a copy of "The Valley of Gwangi" on DVD - great Ray Harryhausen T-Rex. I'm lending Michael my copy next weekend.

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    1. That's very sporting of you old chap!

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  10. Like it :-D Excellent painted minis and a Dinosaur..what more could anyone wish for? But wasn´t T-rex by marc Bolan....I´ll get my coat :-D
    Cheers
    paul

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  11. Coppelstone makes wonderful figures and with a great PJ like yours makes them shine!

    Christopher

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  12. I think the Copplestone figure sales could be going up after seeing these. Superb paint job.

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  13. Haha, I really like the first picture! The figures are excellent painted!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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  14. Great painting on a some excellent models. Particulary like the glasses

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