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.

Thursday, 7 June 2012

Send for the U.S. Marshall

There is trouble brewing in town and the US Marshall is on his way. (Well strictly I think he is retired...)



 A rather fine figure by Crusader (thanks for the id Silver whiste) , also comes complete with "eyepatch" now I wonder who he could be...



It also comes with a dismounted version as well ,which is under way.

Enjoyed doing this one. One more batch of cowboys to paint up and ready for a game.



18 comments:

  1. nice work Dave - is there a Texas Ranger to go with him?

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    1. Hmm - i must chekc that out - now who makes a Glenn Campbell look alike!

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  2. Dave, I could be wrong but I think this is a crusader figure.
    Whatever, you have done a fine paintjob on this and I love those backdrops.

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    1. Pat, you may well be right - the blister only had a code and not any manufacturer on - it was a an ebay special!

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  3. Great mini, well painted. Definately find a Texas Ranger and Mattie to finish the group.

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  4. The Duke himself!!! Very nice, Dave.

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    1. Indeed a cracking figure to do. He will be most definitly be classed as a "Shootist!"

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  5. Superb! What a wonderful miniature and a great job too. Where did you get that back drop from though?

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    1. Thanks Michael. Google is wonderful thing (and an A3 printer helps). I think it was"trees conifer north america images"

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  6. Excellent painting Dave, love the patch!

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  7. Fantastic stuff, Dave. The Duke never looked better!

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    1. thanks , it is a really good figure to paint

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  8. Really nice, great painting style.

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  9. Awesome! I love this figure (must get one). Great work Dave!

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    1. Cheers Curt - it is really good casting. Yeah I can feel a Lancer of Berg special coming on , with pistol in one hand, lance in the other and reins in mouth as per this lad!

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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
10mm ACW, 28mm Stradiots

On the PREPATION table.
ACW Terrain, Egyptian and Sudanese troops for the Sudan

In the PLANNING
Death in the Dark continent stuff
Pulp Alley