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, 29 October 2012

We go a ridin' into town - a-whoopin' and a hollerin'.

There are some troublemakers heading for town, led by Curly Bill Brocious, that notorious bandit outlaw - and some time tax collector for the county - he knew where all the outlaws hid out and nobody was not going to pay him - of course I am sure he would get his "cut".  The book I read earlier in the year on Wyatt Earp had a whole section on Bill and him helping out collecting taxes - bizarre but true.

These guys are by Knuckleduster Miniatures. I was initially disappointed in them in the raw metal form, but they were transformed once cleaned up and the undercoat was on -funny how some figures do that and others look worse   - there was a lot more detail and life in them than a first look at the bare metal had suggested.







Curly Bill
It does remind of the film Tombstone character





Now the townsfolk may just have the solution...Thanks for the pointer Curt!


Also I manged to get the complete train all set up, (it's 3 foot long with just two carriages)  with the Marshall trying to stop those darn train robbers



The main long term campaign game system should start this week as well. With the notorious Scott gang attempting to put one over on the good people of Serenity.

Right back to painting things green , brown and blue..

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    1. Thats for the number 6 ball later!

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  2. Superb painting, backdrop and gallows. The way you have painted the train has really transformed it and you are now the envy of all gamers with an Old West collection.

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    1. Cheers Pat - i am certainly very pleased with it!

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  3. Brilliant work Dave! I had wondered about the Knuckle Duster range, but you've really brought the best out of them. Top job Sir.

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    1. Thanks Michael - Yeah - there are a few more in the depths of the lead pile too!

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  4. yeee Haaaw! Great figures Dave!!! I do like them Knuckleduster figures.

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    1. Yep - they have grown on me., now all i need is is some Indians!

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  5. Beautiful figures! and your painting work is just perfect!
    some work to do for the Pemberton !

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  6. Very nice pictures and figures, a great post!

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  7. Interesting models; you have painted them really well!

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    1. Thanks - there is a surprising lack of good mounted figures out there for Old West

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  8. Lovely work, Dave!

    Hang 'em High!

    Curt

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    1. Cheers Curt , already working on getting 3 coffins ready....

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  9. First time the Knuckleduster-miniatures come across. They look really nice, which might have to do with your ever so brilliant painting.

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    1. Yeah me too - they do some interesting stuff , but they are a challenge to paint

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    1. Thanks - I am very pleased with the train too. looks just how i wanted it too

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  11. I hope you don't mind, but I have to choose five of my favorite blogs to give the Liebster Blog Award to and you are one of those five! There are absolutely no strings attached, awkward questions to answer or any obligation to take part on your part. I hope to post my chosen 5 tomorrow.

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Work in hand

The RULES!

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.


On the PAINTING TABLE
Sudan stuff

On the PREPATION table.
Sudan stuff

In the PLANNING
WW2 & modern micro armour