St. Patrick is still waiting on my shelf, and I plan to get back to him soon, but I have a plan brewing in my brain that I’d like to implement. I have been reading a lot lately about human rights in China. Ai Wei Wei, the internationally known Chinese artist and dissident uses art and social media to push for freedom and democracy. I want to use my own artwork to protest China’s horrible one-child policy by creating a new diorama, featuring a Reaper figure called XiuFang, Femme Fatale, an asian lady with a gun. Below is a painted version of her from CoolMiniOrNot.
Recently, a 13-month-old toddler was run over and killed by Chinese family planning officials who went to his family’s house to collect an exhorbitant fine for his birth (he was a third child). Naturally, the Chinese government is claiming it was an accident, but it is very hard to believe anything the Chinese government claims. These kind of atrocities should be publicized to the fullest extent possible, to bring shame and derision upon the communist regime.
I have some store credit at Reaper, so I will use all Reaper figures to create a diorama of a mother protecting her three children from Chinese police.
Mother will be 50260: Xiufang, Femme Fatale
Children will be the girl, baby, and the boy on the far right from 03233: Townsfolk: Children.
Chinese policeman #1 will be 50036: Saburo Aritomo, Meiji Japanese Officer, with the mustache removed, and the sword hand converted to an empty hand.
Chinese policeman #2 will be a compilation of two different figures, and a head from a boneyard sprue set:
Body = 50006: Col. Edward Titchener, British Officer
Arms = 50106: British Bobby
Head = P50008B: Heads (middle one)