Cool and Collected, a blog about feeding our obsession with collecting toys, action figures, comic books, and the like, has been running a weekly effort to help boost inter-bloggersphere relationships and readership. Each week, an assignment is posted, and each week participants must blog about that topic.
This is the first time I have joined in the fun.
Most people will likely say that scale modeling and collecting, indeed action figure collecting, are completely different subjects. Well, that all depends on what you do with the action figure after you've collected it, I would say. Never the less, I am a modeler at heart and most modelers will agree that they have some sort of collection of plastic kits that we so humorously refer to as a "stash". Mine is modest but growing, and is complimented by a growing collection of action figures.
The relationship between modeling and action figures ties together when you see how one can use those large scale figures to create some pretty neat custom dioramas or vignettes. You see, I don't purchase action figures to have them collect dust on a shelf some where. I use them as the characters in a scene I create. Since action figures have such a wide range of subjects, the possibilities are limited only to my imagination. Though my creations may agitate the staunchest of collectors for ruining a perfectly good figure, I find action figures to be another medium for my artistic expression through modeling.
This week's assignment from the Leauge of Extraordinary Bloggers is "Pirates"...