Wednesday, January 1, 2014

From DaveD: 54mm Wyatt Earp (10 Points)


Like opening some dark eldritch tome on the Lead Mountain of Madness, Dave passes into insanity with the start of a new project: Wild West in 54mm...

From Dave:
So Mrs D continues to feed to my Old West "obsession" and dropped some very nice Xmas presents -  this time its gone up a gear - or more correctly scale . This is a 54mm Andrea Miniatures rendition of Wyatt Earp. Its been a long time since I painted any 54's - the last ones i did were at least 20 years ago and were done in oil painted - so i was a little concerned over the work involved. However I have been using the Andrea paint colour sets the last few years and decided to tackle him using acrylics.The casting itself is absolutley superb , incredibly crisp and the detailid just right to paint. I have enjoyed doing him so much I have been looking at the other figures available in the range - there are some real crackers.

I have decided I will do a 54mm Old West game using these - I will only need a handful of figures scratchbuild a bit of terrain  - oops this is beginning to sound awfully familier to how the 28mm collection started,,,god somebody stop me!!!

Well, its a wonderful madness that you've embarked upon Dave! This is a gorgeous figure and you've done a cracking job on him - well done!

Wyatt Earp will give Dave 10 points. I'm really looking forward to seeing more from this new project Mr. D.


32 comments:

  1. Now that is a fine figure. You are in danger of getting me side-tracked by showing me things like that.

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  2. Nothing wrong with a bit of madness Dave! :)

    This is a splendid figure - at least your wife has only herself to blame if you carry on down this route!

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    1. Yeah I know... And I am using that fact to my advantage... But I do wonder what the payback will be!

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  3. So glad to see you get to this so soon. It's nice to see a master painter at the top of their form!

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    1. Thank you... It was a really good figure to paint..

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  4. Ooh now that is a nice figure. Top job!

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  5. Wow that's a great looking figure Dave!! Top marks Sir!

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  6. You are a brave man. Very nice painting work; it sounds as a very interesting project!

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    1. Mad , I think is more appropriate,.. But hey why not!

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  7. Some very nice painting on the figure!

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  8. Lovely work! Madness to do it all in another scale!

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    1. Indeed, it will only be a small distraction. I am thinking of something a little more personal for the gaming , than just shoot em up.

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  9. Excellent work. Really like this. Well done.

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    1. Thanks Andy - I enjoyed it - I think it shows

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  10. Excellent work Dave, you really got everything out of this one

    Ian

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  11. Very very nice the shading is perfect
    Cheers
    Kent

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    1. Thanks Kent.. Took a little bit of work.. I even re did some after a fist photo shot before taking these one..

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  12. A large figure but very well done.
    cheers

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    1. Many thanks. Large figures have their own challenges!

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  13. Absolutely magnificent! (Stetson) hats off, Dave.

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