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Monday, 1 February 2016

Belt Fed Girl - 'Old West' Gunfighter With Two Pistols - By Colonel Bills

Here's my version of "BFG16 - Calamity Jane - Wild West Legend" which I've painted to use with my Dead Man's Hand Desperado Gang.

I kept the 'conversion' simple - a straight forward paint job over the bared torso. I didn't alter the stock figure in anyway, then people can see how simple it is to alter the bare-breasted figure, if they prefer.

I've one last figure to paint for the gang, then I'll take a group shot - and then people can see how the Belt Fed Girl sizes up alongside a Great Escape, Artizan, Ironclad and several Foundry figures.
Here's a photo of the model taken from the Colonel Bills website - [artist unknown]

Here's the LINK to the website where the unpainted figure can be purchased.
Cheers,
Roy

14 comments:

  1. Very nice Roy, if it is possible there are too many bare breasted women in the wargaming world

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    1. @Martin Cooke: Thank you, and, yes, I agree.

      That point you mention was something that I was discussing with Stuart, last Tuesday. Unfortunately bare-breasted sculpts are better sellers than clothed, it seems, so sculptors/manufacturers provide what the market demands.

      In this case I needed a 'female' fighter with two pistols - to match the stat in the DMH rules book - and using a 'topless' miniature seemed incongruous to a Western gunfight.

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  2. A splendid looking Calamity Jane you have there Roy!

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    1. @Rodger: Thank you.

      I've got to admit that I'm rather pleased with how the miniature turned out. The low brimmed hat and the part-sneer to her face really work in making her the 'Killer' gang member for my DMH Desperado gang, I think.

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  3. Nice ideal on the shirt. This miniature actually made me laugh just because of the pose.

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    1. Naiconn 1981: Thank you.

      Yes, it's a characterful figure.

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  4. As with many of the Belt Fed gang you kind of imagine her on a stage in a sleazy bar.

    let us all blame Stu for peddling in filthy smut and pornography!

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    1. @Clint: Haha, she could be the 'Wild West' part of a stage show - doing stunt shooting with her six guns, 'popping' balloons from a target at the other end of the stage.

      ...You haven't seen my Depot Battalion/Dixon Miniatures 'Old West' Pornographic Photography diorama yet! That dio' is going in one of my Town buildings, in the back room, with the curtains drawn :))

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  5. She has undeniable assets!

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    1. @Phil: and she's deadly with them! :))

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  6. I think I prefer your version to the original, though both have good points.

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    1. @Zabadak: Thank you.
      From a usefulness/gaming point of view, I think the clothed option makes more sense. If someone wants a collectible to sit on their shelf in the man-cave then, fair enough, go for the Page 3 variant.
      It seemed a bit incongruous to have a semi-naked gunfighter, so hence the paint job. It has fixed my need for a female with two pistols, however.

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  7. Oh I say, what a splendid pair of erm... miniatures!

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