|Did you guess that they're meant to be tigers ?|
They're a couple more of the soft plastic squeaky toy types, similar to the two bears I posted about last week, so of course they suffer from all the same problems and faults that the bears had.
There is a lot of flash on these models (some of which I missed, but meh, they're merely playing pieces and I'm not attempting to win any prizes with them!) and they have a horrible join around their waist which had to be cut off, filled and disguised as fur.
|Should have a black pupil of course|
For the purists however there is one inescapable fault with these models in that they're rather over-sized, being at least one and a half times as large as they should be. for my purposes though it does mean that they look better on the larger base size. I reckon that if they were in scale they'd fit onto a single hex.
|"Ubi irrumabo quod non venis?"|
I've left the bases of all the animals in a raw state, to be finished at the same time for consistency.
Below is a couple of photographs showing how they match up to a 54mm gladiator, clearly showing the well-scaled Italeri version compared to the rather over-scaled "Bag-O'Animals" version (with newly added base)
|Gladiator v the Italeri Lion|
|Gladiator v the "Bag-0'Animals Lion|
|Lion menage a trois|
Definitely at least one cheetah (on the left)
|Definitely at least one cheetah (on the left)|
Shown on the right, a cheetah and two leopards or maybe a leopard and two cheetahs, very tricky to say, but I reckon there's definitely one cheetah.
If my current painting spree continues, then next week I may well be posting more 'new' stuff, failing which I'll be digging into the archives to fit the bill of "Here's one I did earlier" but in the meantime, here's a quick welcome to my latest follower and to all those reading this, I hope you're finding something of interest.
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