Tuesday, December 24, 2013

From DaveD: 28mm Mexicans (90)

The good ladies of "Neuva Tranquilidad" were shown as part of the the first challenge theme and here we have the men from the town. Armed with a variety of weapons to defend thier homes from any aggressive Gringo's. 
28mm Wargames Foundry once more - funny what happens when you a get a more sensible pricing regime - they got more tempting. A fairly simple colour scheme which I have broken up with some variety on the poncho's. 18 figures in this group as one was completed pre-challenge as a test piece. This means I can start the remaining adobe buildings to complete the set after the challenge ends in preparation for a "Magnificent Several" game.
I set myself a hefty pre Xmas target as January is going to very lean (probably just bonus round entries) as I have to knuckle down and do some serious amount of  exam revision, so pleased to have got a decent amount done and under the belt. Time for a move further out west next I think.
Merry Xmas to one and all the wonderful band of challengers!

Wow, superb work Dave! I like your use of bright colour on an otherwise fairly restrained palette. I quite look forward to seeing the town of Neuva Tranquilidad develop over the coming months.

This group of Tranquilidadians will give Dave 90 points. Great stuff Dave and a Merry Christmas to you and yours!

18 comments:

  1. That's a lot of output, I am impressed and the quality is there as well!!!

    Ian

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  2. Yes thats a lot of Mexicans, great work and merry Christmas everyone

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  3. Excellent additions to the town.

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  4. Fantastic Senor Dave! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    Christopher

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  5. I find it more difficult to do a muted palette and I know it takes a good bit of skill to pull it of. Wonderful jobe here Dave and have a Happy Christmas.

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    1. Anne, the key is knowing when to stop. It helps with a large number of figures because the mass is the main effect, which you pick out with a few twiddly bits. Work on the premise you can go back and revisit them some time..

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  6. Thats a rough looking bunch of hombres! Nice work mate.

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  7. Cheers all, it's been a good week of painting.

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  8. These are fantastic! Merry Christmas Dave!

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  9. Great stuff! Makes me want to watch the Magnificent Seven again.

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  10. Fantastic painting work... and a lot of them!

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  11. Nice to see some machete wielding chaps. Lovely they are too!

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  12. These are very nice, and unique.

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  13. Hey, Gringo - great work Dave :)

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