Before Knuckleduster began using computer rendering to design their figures, the figures were a little on the clunky or chunky side, but with a lot of character. Don't get me wrong, the figures produced now by Knuckleduster are truly amazing. But the old ones have a character that make them just adorable. This week I… Continue reading Supporting Actors?
Well, I finally finished the Bolshevik Partisans and a few other miniatures as well. I'm moving closer to that goal, but with only three months left, will I make it? Probably, not - but it's going to be fun to try. Bolshevik Partisans The partisans are from Copplestone Castings' Back of Beyond range. I purchased… Continue reading Partisans, Bar Flies & Other Folk
Tascosa! Where have you heard that name before? Well, if you've watched a few Western movies, you've probably heard it mentioned. If you remember the 1950 classic, Winchester '73 with Jimmy Stewart and Shelley Winters (and a young Rock Hudson playing a Comanche war chief), there are a couple of scenes set in a recreation… Continue reading Maverick Town – a Review
Coming off of the painting table today is the Starter Faction Pack from Knuckleduster's Gunfighter's Ball range. The faction packs come in packs of six figures and you save $3.oo by buying the figures by the pack over buying each figure individually. Lately whenever I paint a batch of Knuckleduster miniatures, I pull a cowboy… Continue reading Starter Faction Pack – Plus 2
A couple of weeks ago, I finished painting the dancing girls, but dancing is easier when there's music, so this week I painted the piano man! The piano and piano player is from Knuckleduster Miniatures and can be found in the Gunfighter's Ball range. It is a multi-piece kit of metal and resin parts. The… Continue reading The Piano Man and a Happy Cowboy
Way back in February, I did a post about the Can-Can where I had Zenithal primed three of the dancers. I ended that post wondering what color to paint the dresses. I ordered another pack of dancers, they come in packs of three and decided to paint three in primary colors and three in complementary… Continue reading Dancin’ Gals!
In addition to painting a few Dark Elves this pass week, I managed to finish some Old West figures as well including Knuckleduster's Cowboy Faction set. A few weeks ago, I had painted Curly Bill Brocius and Tom McLaury. I've since learned that there may be some confusion between the Knuckleduster catalog and the movie… Continue reading Finishing the Cowboy Faction
Jake You'll kind of recognize Jake from the movie Silverado. This is an old sculpt from Westwind/Old Glory's Cowboy Wars range. In that range, you'll find a lot of Western movie characters including the four main characters of Silverado. Most of the sculpting is very good and the horses are some of the most dynamic… Continue reading Jake and Friends
Mary Katherine Horoney - aka Big Nose Kate She was born in Hungary and lived to be 90 years old. She went by many names in her life - Katie Elder, Kate Fisher, Kate Melvin, Big Nose Kate, Nosey Kate, Mrs. John H. Holliday, Kate Cummings. She is perhaps best known as the common law… Continue reading Mary, Myra and Martha
Following last week's SCW Nationalist HQ, this week saw a more eclectic batch of miniatures coming off of the paint table. The Rancher's Daughter & the Madam Returning to the Old West theme, I finished two figures from Shadowforge - the Rancher's Daughter and the Madam. Shadowforge is now sold by Eureka Miniatures. I bought… Continue reading The Rancher’s Daughter, the Madam and … the Zombie Stripper? – Tales from the Paint Table
It's a scandal! Why Hortense Piddlewink has even written to the territorial governor demanding this dance and the dancing girls who perform it should be banned from the territory. The fact that the dance came all the way from Paris, France is a sure indication it is indecent and an affront to polite society. What… Continue reading Scandalous Dancin’!
Five weeks into 2019 and I've finished a few more miniatures from the massive pile of miniatures waiting to be painted. I didn't get to paint as much. It turned cold, not as cold as what folks experienced up north, but cold enough that the Floozy spent more time with her hands wrapped around a… Continue reading Painting Desk – Week 5