Lots of great suggestions. I think we'll go with the idea of doing a Miner as that would be a great platform for lots of neat details. I can see pick axes, shovels, carbide lamps, lunch pail, wheel barrow, maybe even an ore cart and a hole in the mountain. Sound like a challenge? I think so. I'll keep him in the period of the late 1800's and downsize the figure from what I've normally been carving. I think I still have some coal left over from my model train days that will come in handy. Will probably have to buy an extra tube of black paint too! Could that be a wad in his jaw?