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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Lawmen!

In the Old West, it was up to the lawmen to enforce the Rule of Law.  In those days, the Rule of Law sprang from the barrel of a Colt .45, AKA "The Handgun that Won the West. This tough looking crew is distinguished from the Outlaws and Desperadoes only on account of their badges.


Speaking of badges, "Knockin' on Heavens Door" seems appropriate right now.

"Mama, take this badge off of me,
I can't use it any more.
It's gettin' dark, too dark to see
I feel I'm knockin' on heaven's door."

Mama, put my guns in the ground
I can't shoot them anymore.
That long black cloud is comin' down
I feel I'm knockin' on heaven's door.


29 comments:

  1. Ok, ok sheriff, we do not laugh anymore in this side of the country...but songs are so good...thanks for the pleasure that we have to look at such beautiful figures, and to listen to such fantastic songs...
    Best,
    Phil.

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  2. Great looking figures Monty, I like the chap in the buff/yellow coat! That's gotta be my favourite Dylan song, that and Lay Lady Lay! Trouble is we can't view the video in the UK! :0(

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    1. That and Girl from North Country. A Johnny Cash-Dylan duo that was superb! I wonder why it's blocked from the UK. Damn, sorry about that Ray.

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  3. Monty, this is really top-notch work. Some of the best Western sculpts I've seen, and with paint jobs to match.

    I only paint for my own amusement, but if I was able to turn out stuff like this on commission, it would probably break my heart having to part with them!

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    1. Thanks, Ev, these are great sculpts! No worries on letting them go (for me). I'd be painting for myself much more if I had a vibrant club or more opportunities to bring figs to the table. Since I don't, I paint for people who can field them. And you are too kind, to boot!

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  4. Dude-in-a-derby is ace, Nice work Monty!

    FMB

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    1. He looks like the Original Bad @ss, doesn't he? Thanks Marcus!

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  5. Hi Monty,

    well done as usual! You are the Law Judge Dredd !

    for me it will be The Clash once more with " I fought the law and the law won!"

    Cheers

    thefrenchjester

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    1. Gillies! I so wanted to post that up. I've loved that song since hearing the original in my dad's record collection and then, The Clash remade it and OWNED it. Back when I played Rock Band, that one was on heavy rotation. Great pick!

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  6. Great stuff fella, especially the moustaches and muttonchops! Keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks sir! I'm still thinking about Ronin and your AAR. If I could find a partner for that, it would be mighty hard to say no!

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    2. I have the rules :-)

      Hugh

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    3. I have the rules :-)

      Hugh

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    4. Is there any period or figures you don't have? I think I know the answer to this.

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  7. Cracking work again! If I'd be a gangster in their town I'd think twice about starting some trouble... or better bring bigger guns at high noon^^.

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    1. Thanks Moiterei! I hope to post up a true story about gangsters robbing a bank in Minnesota, aka, the Great Northfield Raid.

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  8. Excellent work on the lawmen! They sure look like they mean business ...

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  9. More great figures, Monty! Often, in the Old West, the only difference between the law and the outlaw was that the law had a tin target pinned to his chest.

    I prefer Marley's "I Shot the Sheriff."

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    2. Thanks Jonathan, and how could I miss that classic? I love that one! My first night at the University of Arizona, Peter Tosh was performing across from my dorm on his Dread or Alive tour. I was broke so all I could do was stand outside and listen in. I regret missing that one.

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  11. Some great Law Dogs here! Very nice indeed!

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  12. Very nice, Monty!

    They remind me a little of myself: strong, silent, prepared to use any means necessary to enforce the law, possessed of a preference for practical attire, and around 28mm tall...

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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    1. Pru! I did not see where you were going until the very end, and LOL!

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