Reg 'Pops' Dwight has worked as ground crew for the Orange Star Line for 36 years. He started his career as a lowly baggage monkey, before launching on a steep trajectory that now sees him employed as Senior Steward (Stowage). 'Pops' Dwight is responsible for all incoming small goods from Orange Star Line vessels - it is his role to check and track, liaise with onwards hauliers or end customers, and, most importantly, ensure that local import taxation is applied at least accurately, preferably inaccurately - in the Orange Star Line's favour.
This newest addition to my growing collection of incidental and non-combatant figures is again from the Mega Miniatures Spacelords line, now in production with Moonraker Miniatures. This figure comes from the Starship Crew set, along with the pilot I painted up the other week.
In my view, this chap and the pilot are great figures, while the other figures in the crew aren't quite as nice sculpts. But, as was pointed out to me earlier, they are very good value and well worth picking up for your spaceport.
'Pops' uses the same palette as the pilot, but with the colours pretty well shaken up, blue being the dominant colour rather than white. I painted up the little badges on his uniform as insignia - one in echo of the Star Trek Federation badge, and the other randomly as a number. I also attempted to give him an older skin tone, by mixing a pale grey into the base flesh colour and highlights. It may not show in the photos, but even so, the figure has a great craggy face.
Overall, I think he fits the bill nicely and will be a useful addition to the collection. If you haven't checked out the Spacelords range already, I strongly suggest you do so!
|'Pops' Dwight and Orange Star Line Pilot Zohrabi haggle with a local Customs official.|