Thursday, March 6, 2014

From RobP: Challenge Desperado & Rubber Duck (20 points)

From Rob: 
My next entry is the Painting Challenge Entry Fee Figure.. The theme being anything related to Sam Peckinpah made me look at different options since I have seen almost all of his pictures.. 
I figured that almost everybody would choose the theme of the Wild Bunch (and so it seems now..) and enter a western figure in the contest; so i decided it had to be something else... 
Starting out with Major Dundee, I came across another film that is an iconic Peckinpah work.. For those who remember the movie 'Convoy' will know what I mean...

Here he is: one of the most mentioned characters in the movie: Rubber Duck...

Nonetheless, since I thought it best to please the Judge of the Challenge I thought it would be better to have an entry that can lavish his cabinet so decided to change plans once more and to come up with yet another desperado to make up The Wild Bunch. 

Figure is from Foundry, as always easy to paint and plenty of character...

Superb work Rob. The yellow is remarkably smooth, the highlighting spectacular and the evil glint you managed to convey in its eyes is especially chilling. 

...that cowboy isn't too shabby either...

Thanks so much Rob - that's 20 points for you! I very much look forward to seeing BOTH of these in my collection in a short while.  ;)

'Yep, that's a big 10-4.' 


  1. I came across Convoy in my search as well and I say ten four good buddy to your rubber duck!

    The Foundry figure you painted is nice. I like the muted colours you chose. Nicely done!

  2. Laurie Lingo & The Dipsticks - 'Convoy G.B.' (1976) Not quite as good but a very British version (check youtube)

    Nice desperado.

    "That's 10:10 till we do it again good buddy!"

  3. Was the dark of the moon on the sixth of June
    In a Kenworth pullin' logs
    Cab-over Pete with a reefer on
    And a Jimmy haulin' hogs
    We is headin' for bear on I-one-oh
    'Bout a mile outta Shaky Town
    I says, "Pig Pen, this here's the Rubber Duck.
    "And I'm about to put the hammer down."

    Somewhere C.W.McCall is smiling

    1. switching to the song from the film:

      Arizona, noon on the 7th of June
      When they eyeballed over the pass
      A bulldog Mack with a can on the back
      And a Jaguar, hauling ass
      It was 10 to the bore, with a foot on the floor
      As the seat-cover started to gain
      Said "hey beaver this is the Rubber Duck
      And I'm about to pull the plug on your drain

      Nice cowboy Rob

  4. Great work on that rubber duck ;-)

    1. Shouldn't press publish before evrything was said. The cowboy is great also. Curt should take a groupshot of all entry fee figures and rubber duck.

  5. Nice duck. The miniature ain't bad either! :-)

  6. Nice work! And a nice duck as well!!


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