In an episode I've written, I needed a lady in a bathtub to add interest to the miniatures I've assembled for the photos. A woman bathing has been a popular subject in art for hundreds if not thousands of years. There are several 28mm miniatures to choose from in varying degrees of nudity. I chose… Continue reading Lady in a Bathtub
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?
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
What happened to week 2? Well, when we left the painting desk at the end of week 1, I had 30 goblins on the desk. I was going to speed paint goblins and get ahead in the mini count. Turned out that I couldn't get inspired to paint them. I got them all primed &… Continue reading Painting Desk – Week 3
"Capt. Samuel B.M. Young, convinced that the scouting missions sent through the Hualapai country would not be decisive, left Fort Mojave on 11 January with Company K of the 8th Cavalry and a party of scouts under Dan O'Leary." -- Gregory F. Michno, Encyclopedia of Indian Wars, page 213 It has been a while since… Continue reading Difficult Canyon
Part 1 - The Inspiration and History I live in one of the northern suburbs of Dallas. There are a lot of benefits to living here, both economic and social. But my heart lives out on the Llano Estacado. It is that place where the Great Plains transitions into the Chihuahuan Desert. It is where… Continue reading The Indian Fight at Van Horn’s Well : An Encounter for Six Gun Sound