Wednesday, December 18, 2013

From AndrewS: Challenge Desperado - 28mm 'Sheriff Saunders' (23 points)


Andrew starts out of the blocks with this very fine sheriff figure who will take his place amongst the other Challenge Desperados.

From Andrew:
The loon is off the mark!!!!
I decided to open my account this year with the entry fee figure, This is a Foundry sheriff from their excellent range. I picked this and a Mexican up from Ebay a while back and myself and Kevin drew straws to see who got what figure to paint.  I undercoated in black and worked up using Foundry paints and various techniques to achieve the finished look.  
The base took rather longer than planned and my bright idea of making a few bits of tumble weed got rather messy and took several attempts to get the desired look I wanted. I decided to have him walking past a horse rail that I had tucked away the bonus was that it had a nice little cacti attached. The tumbleweeds came from a few experiments with different products this final incarnation is the result of some polyfibre and a fair bit of dry brushing. 

Overall I am happy with the final finish, and hope he is a fitting model for this years theme.

Wonderful work Andrew! The figure is brilliant and the basework really places him in context - excellent stuff.

Sheriff Saunders will give Andrew a base of 20 points but I'm adding another 3 for the wonderful basework (who knew tumbleweeds could be so fiddly!).

15 comments:

  1. Great work Loki the base work as usual is top draw

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  2. Very Nice Loki. Very nice indeed.

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  3. Lovely work, great idea re the tumbleweed

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  4. I love the little touches on this, it really makes it all fit together nicely :)

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  5. Typically fine sir, typically fine

    Ian

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  6. Very nice work Andrew. The tumbleweed is a great addition!

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  7. Gret work Loki!
    looks like Kurt Russell in the movie!

    congrats!

    All the best

    GillesW

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  8. oups missing a "A" for Great work !
    I hope it gret is not an offending word for the Lawmen
    my apologises

    thefrenchjester

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