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, 24 June 2013

The Travelling Salesmen

In order to provide some more flavour to the wild streets of "Serenity" I am adding some more items. The brothers Johnson and their "Cure All" tonic. Maybe a swig of it will help the aim or enable that morale roll to be passed.

The wagon is the Peddlers Wagon by Blue Moon Manufacturing Wagons Ho! range. The brothers Johnson are I believe giveaways from the Partizan show - i picked them up from ebay. I just need to find a suitable driver figure.



I made the wagon signs by downloading some "Western" fonts from DAFONT (lots of other kinds available and FREE!) and installed them on the pc then in Word , or Photoshop they are available. Then it is a simple print off on clear transfer paper , seal it with and acrylic sealer and once dried apply.

A few more things to do this week for the weekend visit to WARTORN at Scarborough.

 

cheers
Dave

35 comments:

  1. Very nice pics , and great paint .
    Cheers

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  2. Back with a bang; great job Dave! I always wanted a Timpo Toys one of these, but they were going for silly money on eBay.

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  3. Nice! I always fancied getting a snake-oil salesman for my own collection.

    As for drivers, Dixon do a seated driver that would probably work. Although I wonder if having a boy rather than a man to look after the wagon would round out the entourage more?

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    1. Cheers, a fine idea re the boy..

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  4. Another wonderful piece for your excellent collection.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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  5. very good figures, perfect painting job: you've used their "Cure All" tonic ?

    I like especially the wagon: wood effect is perfect, and the horse is very nice...

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  6. Great work, love the extra mile you went with the wagon sign.
    Peace James

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  7. Fantastic! Really great painting.

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  8. Very nice. Good tip on the 'clear transfer paper' - I'll have to see if I can source some of that locally...

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    1. Cheers, just remember to seal it after printing , and before dipping in water

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    2. Dave, have you got a link to the paper? I asked local store and got a 'blank look'...

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    3. Scott, here you go

      http://www.craftycomputerpaper.co.uk/.Inkjet-Water-Slide-Decal-Paper_151.htm

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    4. Thanks Dave, much appreciated - they may well help with pub / shop logos for my planned Victorian cityscape...

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  9. Very nice modeling, Sir.

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  10. Marvelous piece, Dave. So full of character and presence. Best, Dean

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  11. Very nice indeed, love the idea about the fonts, very clever!!

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    1. Cheers Ray.. i may even have to do a post on the whole transfer thing.. a few people have been interested

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  12. Love this, loads of character!

    FMB

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  13. Awesome work, Dave! That wagon is an absolute corker. Fabulous.

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    1. Thanks Curt, it seemed to spend a long time in the planning phase

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  14. Fantastic and inspired work, great paintjob!

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  15. It looks fantastic - but I feel sorry for that little horse having to pull that big wagon! The two dodgy salesman look very much the part...

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    1. Thanks. Yes I know what you mean , the poor old nag. I don't think the photo angle helps , ir does look a bit better to the naked ete. , maybe I need to get a Clydedale!

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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.


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10mm ACW, 28mm Stradiots

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ACW Terrain, Egyptian and Sudanese troops for the Sudan

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