Sometimes things just don’t come together.
As I wrote in http://littlepeoplegotowar.blogspot.com/2012/12/painted-roman-legionaries-and-armoured.html I picked up some actual “Little People” pegs from the craft store. I figured it would be simpler to use them rather than cutting down the doll clothespins like I have been doing.
I assembled one for comparison; then decided to assemble all three. Looking at them, they are just a skosh bigger than the cut down figures.
But as soon as I added arms and weapons they loomed even larger. This left me with a dilemma. What could I make that was just a bit bigger than a normal man? Inspiration struck. Men of Minas Tirith in its glory days, before the blood of Numenor became diluted with that of lesser men. Then I had another idea, I could make men of the Tower Guard. I needed to make winged helmets. In my mind’s eye, I saw this:
What I got was this:
Refrains of Elmer Fudd singing“I have my speah and maaaagicccc helmet” went through my mind. Luckily, wings could be plucked easily, allowing me to go back the drawing board pretty painlessly.
Time to get painting the figures that I have already assembled.