Bearskin cake warriors

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This is the Internet sourced silicon cake or sugar craft mould for our soldier bear. Several styles are available online from different suppliers.

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The finished bear guardsman or life guard with simple Fimo base added. Figure / Photo: Man of TIN.

More Cakes of Death silicon cake mould and sugar craft inspired gaming ideas.

This figure was made as a birthday gift for a family member who collects bears, having  previously liked some traditional style Toy soldier Prince August figures made for another birthday.

Figures from these commercially produced silicon sugar craft or cake decoration moulds (available from several internet suppliers) are about 65 to 70 cm high / 2 – 3 inches high.

These Fimo bear figures are painted in Revell Gloss Acrylics for that toy soldier look.

All I need now are several dozen of these in contrasting colours and a bear battle may commence for command of the toy box / honey supply, whatever …

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Perfect for parades or unusual gaming scenarios.

Glow in the dark gaming …

One of the first polymer clay / Fimo bear figures I made was using white Fimo – or what I thought was white Fimo from a multicolour gift set. What it turned out to be at nighttime was glow in the dark Fimo.

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Maybe a challenge – glow in the dark figures gaming – or maybe not.

The sound of the ghostly pipes and a glowing figure at night. Should scare the enemy!

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Glowing ghostly Scots piper bear in polymer clay (with the lights off).  Photo / figure: Man of TIN.

Posted by Man of TIN, June 2016.

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Author: 26soldiersoftin

Hello I'm Mark Mr MIN, Man of TIN. Based in S.W. Britain, I'm a lifelong collector of "tiny men" and old toy soldiers, whether tin, lead or childhood vintage 1960s and 1970s plastic figures. I randomly collect all scales and periods and "imagi-nations" as well as lead civilians, farm and zoo animals. I enjoy the paint possibilities of cheap poundstore plastic figures as much as the patina of vintage metal figures. Befuddled by the maths of complex boardgames and wargames, I prefer the small scale skirmish simplicity of very early Donald Featherstone rules. To relax, I usually play solo games, often using hex boards. Gaming takes second place to making or convert my own gaming figures from polymer clay (Fimo), home-cast metal figures of many scales or plastic paint conversions. I also collect and game with vintage Peter Laing 15mm metal figures, wishing like many others that I had bought more in the 1980s ...

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