them dry bones!
Continuing with the dinosaur theme for just a little longer, not to mention the current obsession with 'Copplestone Castings', we have a Palaeontologist and faithful servant. Once again, as I have become accustomed, they are good clean sculpts packed with character and personality; I particularly like the trowel tucked into the belt of the Palaeontologist.
I've gone for a fairly obvious 'explorer garb' for the Palaeontologist, but the faithful servant has a Far Eastern feel to him; that said I couldn't resist giving his a tweed cap, matching one that I had to hand! The set comes with a selection of rather nicely cast fossils, which I am saving for a little terrain piece I toying with.
|"We're going to need a bigger crate!"|
On the subject of fossils and bones I thought that I would share a couple of 'toobs' that I've picked up during my recent dinosaur hunting expeditions. They are made by 'Safari Limited' and rather fun. The fossils are really far too big for 28mm miniatures, but the dinosaur skulls are much more versatile. In both cases I'm thinking of using them as possible objective markers.
The things you discover whilst dreaming up corny post titles! Did you know that the inspiration for the 'Dry Bones' song actually comes from the Old Testament?
The Valley of Dry Bones
1 The hand of the LORD was upon me, and carried me out in the Spirit of the LORD, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones,
2 and caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry.
3 And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord GOD, thou knowest.
4 Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.
and perhaps a little more familiar a version;