Three to beam up
Once again I was enthralled by figures from Hasslefree Miniatures and being Star Trek homages I couldn’t resist. Once the MicroArts base inserts had arrived these ladies moved to the front of the prep line. Besides, the beginning of a new year should be a time of looking forward and what’s more so than space travel? They aren’t any particular characters but I think of them as Nurse Chapel, Yeoman Rand, and Lt Uhura. Being Kevin White sculpts they are lovely and sport some nice details. I went with the three primary colors Star Fleet Old School uniforms came in as it just made sense with three figures and besides the yeoman sports a yellow uniform in more than one episode.
I tried to keep the details on the bases clean and the colors simple, almost what one might find on a television sound studio in the sixties. As I may have mentioned in earlier blogs, I love the plastic base inserts MicroArts makes. They really add level of place, a sense that the figure is moving through it’s natural environment and are just so much fun to paint.
I find myself wishing for more crew so I can build a foam core Gallileo 7 for them.
Such lovely, formidable ladies and who serve no purpose in my collection except the joy they brought me in their creation. I kept the bases nice and clean to match the sets of the original series. Those miners chasing the Horta were spotless. The bases would look great with weathering and damage, painted dirty, gritty, all Star Wars style. Hmmmmm, seems to me I saw Jedi on Hasslefree’s website…