Misc

“Here is the potion that makes the drinker invincible. It increases his strength tenfold for a limited period of time.”

This year there is no Santa Claus, but another gentleman with a luxuriant white beard, red coat and a special gift for all the good ones: Getafix and his magic potion. The miniature comes from the same series of Metal Magic as already Asterix and Obelix. The casting was quite good for a figure from …

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“Well, the future better get ready for me. ‘Cause I’m Foxxy Cleopatra, and I’m a whole lotta woman.”

It can’t hurt to correct yourself from time to time. Now that I have seen the third Austin Powers movie “Goldmember” again, I have to say that I was wrong. I had written that the parts were getting better in my memory. Well, in my memory maybe, but certainly not in reality. Especially if you …

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“Felicity Shagwell, CIA. Shagwell by name, shag-very-well by reputation.”

I remembered it differently, but in the second Austin Powers flick the chemistry between Austin and Sidekick/Love interest Felicity Shagwell works even better than with Vanessa in the first movie. Her open, flirtatious manner is of course more suited to our sexy agent than the more reserved kind of Vanessa. Both characters were perfectly cast …

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“Always wanting to have fun, Austin. That’s you in a nutshell!”

Okay, on with Mr. Powers’ female sidekicks. First up is Vanessa Kensington, played in the first film by the gorgeous Elizabeth Hurley. Like Austin, Vanessa doesn’t have her own miniature, but I didn’t have to search long. At Crooked Dice, there is the generic agent Pandora King, who might be inspired by Diana Riggs’ character …

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“Walk down the right back alley in Sin City, and you can find anything.”

A somewhat more unusual painting project is Marv from the film/comic Sin City. At least among my readers presumably all of them know the film and know that it, like the original, is staged in black and white. Only a few color accents are set (blood, a red dress, lipstick). With the embodiment of Marv, …

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