It must be getting on for more than a year now that I bought the complete set of Dad’s Army figures from Warlord Games. The figures can be purchased indivdually or in to halves plus there is a bolt on. In the complete set you get 18 figures, 8 representing the 8 main characters in military uniform, the same 8 characters in civilian attire and a bolt on comprising of the Vicker and the Verger, two lesser lights in the series.
I occurs to me at this point that overseas readers of this blog might not be familiar with Dad’s Army. Without going into a lot of detail it was a light hearted TV series based around the trials and tribulations of a fictional home guard unit based in Warmington Upon Sea during WW2. The TV series was extremely popular and is still repeated on TV to this day. If you want to know more a quick Google search will tell you all you want to know and I am sure YouTube will have classic clips you can watch as well.
As it is now the summer in the UK, and as things currently stand we seem to be having one this year, then I am up to my eyes with all manner of outside jobs and things to do which divert me from my hobby. Fortunatley it is not too difficult to find the time to work on a few figures but anything bigger such as my Old West diorama has pretty much had to take a back seat for now. I will return to the project when the weather changes, my holiday which is almost upon us is over and the jobs list has been greatly reduced.
So, with all that in mind I decided to dedicate myself to my Dad’s Army project. I thought I would begin with the 8 main figures in military unform and so far have managed to get two of them done.
The keen eyed amongst you will notice the use of cotton reel bases once again. Unfortunately I only have 16 to use so need to acquire two more before I can complete the entire set. EBay is a possibility but so too is nicking some from She Who Must Be Obeyed’s sewing box!
Hopefully by the time I have got this little lot painted up I will be able to claim them either as neglected models or as a unit or something which will meet an Azazel monthly challenge.
First up we have Captain Mainwaring. The Warlord Games flyer which came with the figures describes him thus –
“Captain Mainwaring is the prim and respectable local Bank Manager. He is proud of his standing in the community, even if he is less keen for folks to know about his humble background. His constant strutting and pomposity belies a leader whose loyalty to his men and country are equally boundless”.
Sorry for the rather dark photos.
The second figure is Sergeant Wilson, described in the flyer as –
“Socially superior, public-school educated and urbane, Wilson is none the less a diffident character who finds himself working under Mr Mainwaring the bank manager by day, and serving as his platoon Sergeant as part of the Home Guard”.
Hopefully by next week I will have a couple more done.