Remember the 1970s-1980s plastic army men? I had tons of them. I mean tons. I was always bugging my parents for more. Somewhere along the line, I got tanks and jeeps too. Even a whole play set.... I really loved these toys...until GI JOE was released in early 80s. Then they got packed away.
But I kept them all. And recently my father mailed them all to me.
|See a few of my favorites.|
So, I considered selling them. Then I couldn't let them go. So, I packed them away again. Even the big Pork Chop Hill Play Set. :)
But I got to thinking....
Toys have become my canvases at my fun little Castle Broskull workshop. So... I picked up one of the little plastic army tanks and I primed it. Then I painted it.
I think it looks amazing. I mean loot at the texture. It's funny how these 80's toys had amazing detail but horrible paint jobs... so we never knew the potential.
|Thanks to my wife for photographing my tanks. Thanks for tanks?|
|I am painting and selling these now. At Castle Broskull. Send me yours, I will paint them.|
So now these little tanks are sitting out on my bookshelf and looking seriously bad-ass. If you want me to paint yours, contact me!
There is a real sense of accomplishment when you take a forgotten old toy and make it rad again.
Kevin James Breaux