I decided to crack on with more Old West stuff over the last few days - I can see an end in sight for the painting and some games coming up now. So i decided to complete the work on the stagecoach
A Dixon Miniatures piece.
Well with all the trouble brewing the towns Undertaker - Uriah Wolstenholme - motto "they think it's all over... it is now",
has taken delivery of a new hearse for the trips to Boot Hill.
The Hearse is from the Blue Moon Manufacturing 28mm "Wagons Ho" range available from Old Glory UK.
There is a whole range range of wagons from the supplier so i may add a few more yet
For the the undertaker i used a figure from West Wind Productions
Empire of the Dead Gentleman's Club. Complete with top hat , cane , puffing on his pipe , and wearing a revolver.
I am going to make my own figure for the driver, so for now the foot figure can lead the team.The undertakers assistant complete with measuring tape is under conversion.
There was a lot of work to do all the various traces etc on this team. I soldered these in place made from twisty copper wire and made the reins from my usual garden twisty wire, again soldered in to place. A really enjoyable session doing all that intricate work
Copper stranded wire - as found in household appliance flex. Strip the outer insulation , and tease out 2, 3, or 4 strands - depending how thick you want your final piece. Twist it together and use it like that- it can be glued or soldered easily.
I really enjoyed doing these two projects over the last few days