Monday, 29 February 2016

Dead Man's Hand - Southern Belles gang finished

Finally got around to finish off painting my Desperado gang, for Dead Man's Hand. I only started last Summer!

These aren't the best of photographs, but I've tried to show the different sizes between manufacturers and how they've lined up in the group. 

From Left: Ironclad Miniatures - Foundry - Belt Fed Girls - Great Escape Games - Artizan Designs - (small) Foundry, boosted by standing it upon a piece of mdf - Foundry 
 From Left: Foundry, Darkest Africa figure - Belt Fed Girl - (small) Foundry
From Left: Great Escape Games [it must be noted that the figure is stooping forward, so isn't stood to full height] - Belt Fed Girls - Artizan Designs
From Left: Ironclad Miniatures - Belt Fed Girls - Foundry, Darkest Africa figure
  From Left: Ironclad Miniatures - Belt Fed Girls - (WIP) Great Escape Games
All the Ladies together.

"Colonel Bill* and his Girls!"

*no relation ;)

Monday, 8 February 2016

Vapnartak (York Show) 2016

The Pendraken Miniatures Forum Meet

Thank you everyone for popping along and for being such good chaps to take part in the photo.

backrow: Andrew Bruce. Me.
front row: Andy (Leman). Ian (Skywalker - kneeling down). Stuart (Bodvoc). Jim Duncan
Here's Andrew's blog
http://www.10mm-wargaming.com/

And Jim's
http://jim-duncan.blogspot.co.uk/

I've also got to thank Jamie, for stepping in to take the photograph
http://themadtinhatter.blogspot.com/

I also met Dave Docherty
http://onemanhisbrushes.blogspot.com/

The Westerhope boys
http://westerhopewargames.blogspot.com/

Darrell Hindly
http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com/

Neil (from the Durham Wargames Group)
http://sabrerattling.blogspot.co.uk/

but sadly missed Robbie
http://independentwargamesgroup.blogspot.com/

Apologies Zabadak. I did say that I would take photographs, but I was that busy sourcing bits and pieces for 28mm Cowboys and 10mm ACW that I never really got the chance before we had to head off to visit elsewhere. I didn't even  get chance to take in the games properly, apart from the London Warlord's game of South American Napoleonics (10/10 in my books! and very pleasant to talk with).
I also must apologies to those looking for me in my Star Wars shirt (I was too embarrassed to be seen in it - making the admission, that I really don't like it and got it for a laugh just to break the ice). Be warned though - I've bought more!
Caught in the act of buying Pendraken Miniature! 
[Me; camo-Bundeswehr coat and grey hand basket]

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