It’s behind you! I liked The Borrowers style scale disparity in this photo as ‘Mulder’ and ‘Scully’ of The X Files investigate the giant children terrorising the (Babbacombe) Model Village in Devon, Southwest UK.
I have always said The X Files should have been set in the slightly weird, folkloric and legendary southwest of Britain.
Or set it back in the Bronte period, tracking down the godly, the ungodly and the Gothic … although arguably Jane Austen’s Pride, Prejudice and Zombies got there already?
Seven series of The X Files watched over the last few months, over a 160+ episodes down and I still have four more series to go to the finishline of 218 episodes and a couple of feature films. (Maybe I should have gone for charity sponsorship …)
It might explain why I am not painting figures or blogposting every spare hour of leisure daylight. Like our hobby itself as observed by someone in Facebook forum, it is all “Time Well Wasted“.
More of the few years old colourful leaflet for Babbacombe Model Village
What might I have possibly gained for my other hobby time well wasted of gaming, toy soldiers and figure painting?
Some interesting toy soldier figure links and scenario ideas so far:
Others? If I had been very well organised, I should have kept an “ideas from idle viewing” gaming scenarios logbook. I didn’t. It’s all those “To Be Continued” episode cliffhangers. I can always look back through the Wiki lists of episodes to remind me.
Any Toy Soldiers in the X Files?
Lots of Army, Air Force, police and shadowy government figures in this series. And some toy soldiers …
Toy soldiers turn up only once (so far) during an early 1995 X Files episode The Walk about dead or badly wounded US soldiers from the recent Kuwait or First Gulf War (The X Files Season 3, Episode 7 ‘The Walk’).
Poor young Trevor, the US Army General’s son, ends up buried in the sand by a sand pit monster version of the phantom warrior. There is obviously some ‘meaningful’ sandpit / toy soldiers / Desert Storm / Desert Warriors symbolic echoes going on as well. http://www.thexfiles.com/episodes/season3/3×07.html
Screengrab camera shots of The X Files Season Three E pisode Seven ‘The Walk’ shows Trevor playing with standard plastic Hing Kong / China pound store versions of Airfix British Paratroops and some tanks. These Airfix copy soldiers in 1995 have new smooth helmets, pretty commonly available still https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/2017/06/13/more-combat-mission-80-pound-store-plastic-soldiers-part-2/
What series or TV programmes distract from or inspire your gaming scenarios?
Blog posted by Mark, Man of TIN 25 June 2021
B.P.S. Blog Post Script
Who doesn’t love a model village?