Picking up those brushes again.

Hi and welcome to the occasional mutterings of Dave Doc, a military modeller and some time gamer. Gaming and model making has given me a real education, History & Geography(obvious really), Artistry, Politics, Economics, Logistics, Project Management -you try building miniature armies without the last 3.

I will use the blog to record my creations & the odd occasion I actually do some gaming.

I have always been inspired by the aesthetic side of gaming. Playing on well constructed terrain using excellently painted units is always a joy.

Monday, 30 July 2012

The return of the Bounty Hunter

I have added the last few Old West figures for a while. We see the return  of the Bounty Hunter - the previous one went to e-bay to help fund the project! A lovely figure of the "Man with No Name" (I love painting the design on the poncho)  by "ebob" , seen here talking to another incarnation of Al Swearengen by Artizan. I already have Al from the Blue Moon set so this one  will just be another gambler in town

Along with another couple of cowboys from the Artizan Trail Boss and Cowboys set. These two were a real pleasure to paint with great faces. Also there are 3 standing horses suitable for ones at hitching posts etc - these are by Knuckleduster. Also the fencing from Gamecraft - altogether 100 inches of it for $9.

Along with the foot figure to accompany the Pony Express mounted version.

So off to create some suitable shotgun templates and paint some more tartan. I may even have an initial game report next week for the Old West.


  1. Love that 'Man With No Name' figure. I remember the eyes, the bluejeans and the poncho were brilliant.

    1. Cheers - Curt - it certanly is a great figure , but certainly a challenge to paint - good fun!

  2. Fabulous, I also love that 'Man With No Name' miniature. I see what you mean about the faces on the other two and a great job you've done on them too.

  3. A really nice work! Faces are very impressive! Thanks to let us travel through the Old West!

    1. Its my pleasure Phil - glad you like my little Old West world

  4. The "Man With No Name" is a gtreat character, and all the figures are fantastic. A great work with those faces.

    1. Thanks Juan - the MNN miniature is a little small compared to the rest , but i will forgive that as it is just so good.

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    1. Thnks Frn - such good figures make areal difference

  6. Excellent painting Dave, you just gotta love Blondie!

    1. Hey Blondi indeed - now all I need is decent Eli Walach figure!

  7. Nice work Dave, some gritty looking characters there.


Work in hand


No more than 3 things on the PAINTING table at once. Nothing new added until something is finished.

PREPARATION work is done when I don't fancy detail painting. Cleaning up, converting, undercoating etc.

PLANNING is expressions of interest or things that have inspired me to be created with no definite timescale as yet.

10mm ACW
28mm Bashi Bazooks
1/200 me262

On the PREPATION table.
28mm Sudan
15mm WW2

Thinking about some 28mm Napoleonic one offs ..