Sunday, March 18, 2012

Light My Fire!

A new figure, though it was released a month ago.

Crooked Dice released two new Minion figures last month, Unarmed Minion with Spanner and toolbox, and Minion with Flamethrower.

Next month Crooked Dice are releasing a number of heads, including a number wearing berets, just right for UNIT troops to allow me to have a flamethrower to keep the existing Copplestone Castings Guards in Berets from the cold. So initially, the Flamethrower figures I ordered were put on hold until the heads were available.

And then I had an idea. Before Westwind brought out their SOTR British Paratrooper box set, I bought a British heads in berets and gas masks SHS set (I used them to replace the supplied heads with helmets on four Heavy Section Assault Bren troops to make Paratroopers, they are somewhere awaiting painting...).

So in the interests of Health and Safety, the Flamethrower Soldier (promotion from Minion) would be wearing a gas mask together with the distinctive beret.

The UNIT squad advance while the Sergeant receives instructions from The Brigadier

One slight problem is that berets and gas masks make an uneasy fashion statement, the beret being worn at a particularly jaunty angle.
Ignoring the Jaunty Beret issue, the figure matches very nicely with the Copplestone figures (though painting the boots and the pavement in the same colour would be a good idea).

Another order for the Flamethrower Minion will definitely be going out when the new Minion heads become available.

This figure has been a slight distraction form the new Dare Sisters and the Federated Troopers. Whether they will be next up, or the Alien Mercenary with Flamethrower will beat them... Stay Tuned...