Tuesday, December 17, 2013

From GillesW: Challenge Desperado (25 points)


Gilles starts his run up the roster by submitting his desperado for my posse. 
Here I am!
This figure was bought at a bring-and-buy with some other cowboys of different brands. I just cut off the cross he originally had, then I took a shotgun from a Bolt action plastic sprue along with a Colt 45, I cut off half of the Colt and glued it in the belt of the figure.
I undercoated the figure in black, painted it with Foundry paints and some hours later: TADA!!!!!!!

I hope Curt will enjoy it when it arrives at his home under the snow.

Wow! Gilles, this is a wonderfully characterful hombre in a classic Peckinpah pose and setting. You can almost see him moving in Peckinpah's signature slow-motion camera style: pistol in one hand, slide-loading his shotgun in the other, and all the while under a fusilade of gunfire. Great stuff.

As this is Gilles' levy figure it is worth a base of 20 points, but I'm going to add another five for his excellent conversion and basework. Thank you very much Gilles and welcome to the show!

26 comments:

  1. I like him. Excellent conversion work. Great first entry for you, Gilles!

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  2. Very nice. Well-worth the extra 5 points.

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  3. What a badass, great conversion and really well chosen colours.

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  4. Cool very nice job i love the changes you've made

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  5. Excellent. As already said worth the bonus points.

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  6. Excellent figure, the conversion is quality and I really like the painting and overall look of the figure and base.

    Cheers, Ross

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  7. This is a high level competition!!!! Fantastic work in tha building and painting. Great character.

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  8. Nicely done on the conversion and the brushwork. That base is stellar as well!

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  9. Very nice! Having just re-watched the movie this weekend, I think he would have fit right in!

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  10. Looks great, you would never know it was a conversion job.

    Well done

    Ian

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  11. Excellent work on the conversion and the paintwork! He's really looking wild!
    PS: that's a great base!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  12. Absolutely beautiful work. You have to be told he's a conversion, the execution was worked seamlessly!

    Any chance we can get a round-up of what colors Giles used?

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  13. A cracking piece, I love seeing unique creations like this.

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  14. Absolutely great work on this chap.

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  15. Top notch work sir! Love the basing.

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  16. That's a great looking figure Gilles!

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  17. Nice one. Looks excellent. Great base and love the black and white image.
    cheers

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  18. Very nice mini! Looks like he just stepped out of a Spagetti Western!

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