My favourite character from the show is Mike Gambit was a secret agent and former Major in the Parachute Regiment and had a short-lived career as a race car driver. Gambit is somewhat of a mystery, his past never being too thoroughly dealt with. There are already figures for the avengers which I'd done for John Steed and the Emma Peel? version from the previous Avengers series. So I decided todo me a Gambit conversion he's mostly armed with a pistol of some kind but what sticks in me head is a quote from the first episode The Eagles Nest.
|'This is a Smith and Wesson Magnum 38 I loaded it myself this morning'|
A British agent is sent to investigate a suspicious monastery on a remote Scottish island, but he is killed by the local fishermen. Then Steed, Gambit, and Purdey are sent to look into their fellow agent's death and to continue his investigation. It seems that at the end of the second world war an aeroplane carrying Germany's Greatest Treasure (whatever that may be) ended up there - and the monks turn out to be not particularly religious.
Here is the youtube video of the whole episode the scene If you want to watch just that it starts around 47:30 but by all means watch the whole episode. I love it!
Anyway I had this huge itch to do a Gambit character which just wouldn't leave me be. It had to have a chunky looking revolver as per the Magnum 38.
Finding a suitable head was the hardest part to do. I eventually managed to find one from Crooked Dice (Fop Minion head) though not perfect (mainly the hair being a tiny bit to bushy) but it fits pretty well. The Body is from Copplestone Castings KKBB Range Freelance Agents pack. Painted him up in his commonly worn brown suit with lemon shirt.
Heres a group pic so far I can use these to play some games. Eventually Steed and Peel will be replaced once I've got the right bits to convert a Purdy. I already have an eye on a figure to replace Steed.