Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Outlaw Gang

DMH Stranger second from right

There are a lot of low brims in this set.
At long last my first Wild West figures are complete. 9 are from Black Scorpion Miniatures "Tombstone" set and one is the resin "Stranger" from the Dead Man's Hand \ Wargames Illustrated Civilians set (the rest obviously sitting waiting in their box). I keep hearing people on forums going on about how huge the Black Scorpion figures are, but they don't look too out of place with the DMH figure (or the others I have).

Basing was a bit of a challenge. I was using Vallejo Desert Paste for the first time. I have their Black Lava paste which is great, but the desert sand one is much finer, more liquid.and quite (too!) bright. In the end (and this is more for my future reference than any recommendation) I baes the base with GW Desert Sand, brushed the paste on and gave it a dilute wash of Vallejo Sepia. Then a patchy application of diluted Army Painter Dark tone was applied, a dry brush of a couple of patches mid grey and then dry brushed the entire base with Army Painter Skeleton Bone.

It is good to have my own figures to play Western games with now. I still have the citizens, some Mexican Bandito's and some Cowboy Orc's in the pile, but they will have to wait their turn.

As a side note, this group goes to show how depressing parts of my year has been. They are my first painted figures since the end of April and first 28mm figures of 2015. Hopefully next year allows for more energy and opportunity!


10 comments:

  1. Excellent job Sam! My Lawmen look forward to apprehending them and applying a bit of Old West justice. There's a place in the centre of 'Obession' reserved for them!

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    1. I think you'll find that Rogan's is closer to the edge of town ;)

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  2. These look great, no-one near me does this type of gaming :( v tempted to get some anyway though.....

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    1. I've had a copy of Two Hour Wargames "Six Gun Sound - Blaze of Glory" waiting for when I get that Wild West urge with no-one else about. Now that I've the figures I should really look to give it a bash. Love THW rules!

      Boardgame Geek has a couple of useful reviews and threads:
      https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/30834/six-gun-sound-blaze-glory

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  3. Very nice they turned out great.

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    1. Thanks, Simon. The layers of coats on the sculpts really come out nicely for some depth.

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  4. Wow! Great looking bunch of outlaws! Look forward to seeing the pics of them creating havoc in Obesession!

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    1. MacSver will need to build a graveyard extension ;)

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