Blackbird Cottage

The Coastwatchers’ Cottage?

First unplanned build and paint of the year, a versatile toy wooden cottage kit that I received for Christmas with a ‘blackbird’ colour scheme inspired by the Falklands, Forgotten Georgia and filmmaker Derek Jarman.

See more photos of the colour scheme inspiration, construction and finished product here, crossposted from my Man Of TIN Blog Two:

https://manoftinblogtwo.wordpress.com/2023/01/08/blackbird-cottage/

Blog posted by Mark, Man Of TIN (roof) on 8th January 2023

New Gaming Year Ir-Resolutions for 2023?

What will 2023 bring on the tabletop?

Crossposted from my Man Of TIN Blog Two …

https://manoftinblogtwo.wordpress.com/2022/12/27/new-gaming-year-ir-resolutions-2023/

Distracted by Agatha Christie and Sherlock Holmes

Not been up to much painting and gaming in the last week or two thanks to dark early evenings and the lethargy after COVID / flu jabs …

Crossposted from Man Of TIN Two blog

https://manoftinblogtwo.wordpress.com/2022/10/15/distracted-by-sherlock-holmes-and-agatha-christie/

Blog posted by Mark Man Of TIN 15 October 2022

DMZ post No. 2 Snowballer figures from plastic green army men W.I.P.

DMZ Post No. 2 – Crossposted from my Man Of TIN Blog Two post / site

https://manoftinblogtwo.wordpress.com/2022/02/27/dmz-post-2-snowballers-from-plastic-green-army-men-w-i-p/

DMZ Post No. 1 – https://manoftinblogtwo.wordpress.com/2022/02/24/some-more-peaceful-or-non-lethal-tabletop-strategy-games/

FEMbruary figures – Good Queen Bess and The Generic Empress

Our next two #FEMbruary celebration of female figures are a fantasy figure conversion into an unusual Elizabeth the First and a Generic Empress figure – read and see more at my Pound Store Plastic Warriors Blog

https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2022/02/24/fembruary-2022-figure-painting-and-conversions-good-queen-bess-and-the-generic-empress/

Blog posted by Mark Man of TIN, 24 February 2020

Airfix 1981 54mm Space Warriors Samurai Robots?

Airfix’s very odd 54mm Space Warriors set from 1981 has this Samurai inspired robot figure. First blue based one painted by me as a youngster in 1981, the rest finally painted last weekend!

Complete with ‘Message from Space’ (the Japanese Star Wars) and Kurosawa Samurai movie inspiration (just like George Lucas then!)

Crossposted / Read more at my sister blog ‘Man of TIN Blog Two’:

https://manoftinblogtwo.wordpress.com/2022/02/13/airfix-1981-space-warriors-samurai-robots/

54mm Toyboarder #FEMbruary Sk8r Girl – Stranger Things have been known!

#FEMbruary again!

Crossposted from my Man of TIN BlogTwo overflow site:

https://manoftinblogtwo.wordpress.com/2022/02/13/fembruary-22-sk8r-girl-stranger-things-have-been-known/

The only female figure pose in the Toyboarders tub set rereleased by Vat19 https://www.vat19.com/item/toy-boarders-skateboard-figurines

Finally, Ladies first – I painted the first of my toy boarders for my Spla-fiti game!

https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2020/07/08/spla-fiti-and-skateboarders-wip/

Spanish Fury II – 54mm Chintoys Spanish Warriors and Conquistadors

My Spanish Armada invasion plans reinforced! See more close up pictures on / crossposted from my ManofTIN Blog Two

https://manoftinblogtwo.wordpress.com/2022/02/04/spanish-fury-ii-54mm-chintoys-spanish-warriors-and-conquistadors/

Airfix Space Warriors 1981 and Battlestar Galactica 1978 Cylon clone figures

More of those curious Airfix Space Warriors:

https://manoftinblogtwo.wordpress.com/2022/01/31/airfix-space-warriors-of-1981-and-battlestar-galactica-1978-cylon-clones/

Crossposted from Mark Man of TIN Blog Two, 31 January 2022