Saturday, 16 September 2017
THE BRITISH MAJOR MATT MASON...
Here's something I bet you won't have seen before, Criv-ite chums. "What are you babbling about?" I hear you ask, scornfully. "We've all seen MATTEL'S Major MATT MASON before!" you declare. Ah, but never one like this. Take a closer look - see what I'm talking about? Matt has a Union flag on his suit, not the Stars and Stripes of the United States. Does that mean I've got a rare Mason figure, previously unknown until now? Well, yes - and no.
Believe it or not, when I got this figure, it was in quite a bit of a state; paint peeling off with practically none remaining. So I removed what was left and completely re-painted it. See those red dots on the arms and legs? I painted them on by hand, with a brush - and everything else on the figure except the head (and flag). I doubt I'd be able to do it with such precision now, as my eyes simply aren't as good as they were back in the '90s. The flag is a spare water-slide decal from a model kit, but I forget which one. I could've painted it on, but I had the decal so decided to use it.
It makes a nice little collectable with a bit of a difference. Like it? You can study it in more detail in the photo below. Incidentally, I made the name and number which adorn the helmet. Betcha you'd never have known if I hadn't told you.
Posted by Kid at Saturday, September 16, 2017