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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

The streets of Laredo

With all my SAGA gaming and painting, I got a bit distracted from my Dead Man's Hand work. Here are some lovely bits of Old West color for the finish line.  First is another great kit by 4Ground. Is there anything their lasers can't do? I don't think so.



The roof opens up so you can put passengers inside.  I did not glue the passengers in as the interior is quite dark and my customer might use them for tabletop color.



These characters are for the 4Ground Gallows.  They're suitable for planned or impromptu Old West hangings. Poor cowboy, where did you go wrong? Don't tell me, you fought the law and the law won.
In DMH, you can't have too many casualty figures.  These prone cowboys went West for the gold and stayed for the whiskey and women.  Looks like that didn't work out for them.
This pair is the DMH Rogues Gallery.  I went for a Rooster Cogburn look for one, and a buckskin suit for his Winchester-wielding partner.


The only thing more fun than painting Old West is playing Old West and I've gotten in plenty of games lately.  I do believe DMH its the most fun you can have on a tabletop with your boots on. With all the rules I play, that's high praise!

Let's exit to The Clash's "I Fought the Law and the Law Won."  Brilliant live performance!

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    1. Thanks Michael! I see your name and instantly think "Zomtober." Is that bad or just good branding? ;-)

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    2. Not sure, but brace yourself, Dinovember to follow! :D

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  2. Excellent looking stage coach, Monty. Laser cut kits maybe "cutting edge" but your brushwork brings it to life.

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    1. Thanks Dean! I'm frankly astonished at the variety of laser cut kits. And the quality is superb!

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  3. Nice brushwork Monty. I too would of stayed in the west for the whiskey and women!

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    1. I might go West myself for the same. Oh, what's that dear? My wife just nixed that idea.

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  4. Excellent ! I love the Stage Coach : beautiful colours for a nice model !

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    1. Thanks Sam, I do love 4Ground products. They really bring a tabletop to life!

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  5. Outstanding work once again! The coach is brilliant. I very much like the old lady. She looks a bit grumpy to me... maybe to rough a ride for an old damsel like her?

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    1. Exactly! I would not go west to meet this grump. Maybe she's pining to go back east where life is civilized.

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  6. Fantastic stagecoach! I imagine a restaging of the Great Stagecoach Robbery appearing on a table near you! Gunfighters are first rate too.

    So many nifty toys!

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    1. Dead Man's Hand has a stagecoach scenario which I've already lost. I was supposed to stop it but it was too pretty to shoot up. That and my friend killed and chased away my renegade band. ;-)

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  7. Superb stagecoach, excellent work! The old west is a very tempting skirmish period... Love The Clash too, one of my all time favourite bands :-)

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    1. Paul, thanks! It's crazy, Old West wasn't even on my radar screen a year ago. Now its one of my favorite plays!

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  8. The stage coach looks great Monty, really nice painting.

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    1. Thanks Jonas! I hope you're getting plenty of sleep, being a new parent like you are.

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  9. Fantastic paint job on the stagecoach, love the red color (colors?), and the base, very impressive...A beautiful job on the characters too...

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    1. Thanks Phil, the characters are...characters! ;-)

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  10. Excellent looking stagecoach Monty! Posts like these make me think of getting out my old west stuff again.

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher! It's only fair that I temp other fellows into other periods as that happens to me every time I read my blogrolls! AWI anyone?

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  11. Just went and looked at your stuff over the past weeks (sorry for being absent so long). So many great stuff there and the stage coach is not exception! Do you take commissions these days? I was slightly confused by the comment about a customer!

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    1. Burkhard, you never have to apologize!

      Yes, you are correct. I do hire out quite a bit but since I have a full time job, I don't post it up very often. If I only painted for myself, I'd be swimming in lead!

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