Tuesday, February 5, 2013

From IanH: Banditos, French Napoleonics and Cloning Tanks (100 points)


The Hawkins Brothers are out in force today. Ian matches pace with Phil with this excellent and ecclectic submission.

From Ian:

First up I've some Mexican Banditos, these are a mix of old Black Scorpion Metals left over from a Wild West project a couple of years back and some brand new Blackwater Gulch miniatures from their kickstarter that ran last year. They were a blast to paint, I tried to stay true to my previous paint job whilst throwing in some brighter colours such as the mustard yellow shirts and Turquoise Corset on the lass.

Next I've a couple of bits of scenery, some cloning tanks (see begining of post) from Westwind Productions. I needed to get these done for some Weird WW2 Gaming in a couple of weeks so I had to slot them in as they're one of the objectives. They've got miniatures inside them so I'm sure that counts ;-)
Finally I've some more Napoleonic French, A Mounted Infantry Colonel and another 8pd Cannon with Crew, these are all from Perry Miniatures as are most of my non-plastic French forces. 


Looking at whats coming up I may have overstocked up a little so it's going to have to be nose to the grindstone for a week or so to plow through a load more miniatures.
Lovely work Ian. I'll always have a soft spot for Napoleonics, but those cloning tanks are the bomb - what a hoot! I gotta get a set for my 'Strange Aeons' games...

This group will give Ian 100 points. Great job! Now, back to the paint-desk and put your shoulder to the wheel...

9 comments:

  1. Oh those Blackwater Gultch figures look nice...another thing for the shopping list.

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  2. What a mix and all so well painted. Those cloning tanks really are great. but then again so are the rest.

    Ian

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  3. A terrific entry. The cloning tanks kind of freak me out, your choice of a brown palette for the horrors inside them is quite clever. I am quite smitten by the dusky lady with the hot drink!

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  4. Can't believe you're allowing the cloning tanks! They're blatantly terrain.

    My darned brother is putting me to shame. Oh, such shame!

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  5. Holy cow - that is beautiful. I especially love the French officer.

    Also the cloning chambers - where are those from?

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  6. great work love the Nap stuff and the Mex figures are a new supplier to me look fine

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  7. Thanks all,

    @ Greg B, Westwind Productions here:
    http://www.westwindproductions.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=126_207_211&products_id=1542

    The Blackwater Gulch minis are ok, not as nice as Artizan or Black Scorpion, the casting wasn't as crisp and they are a little slight, they also do not fit together that well I had to snip several of the joints and reset them to make them look ok.

    @Michael Peterson I was amazed she came out that well, the artwork for her was brilliant but the sculpt came out a little clunky in comparison.

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