Monday, 28 May 2012

Perry American Civil War Rioters


"Why?"  I hear you ask.  Well they just seemed to have the perfect look for the huge expanse of wilderness, in or around the Pacific Northwest at the turn of the 20th Century.   It is all to do with that with that thoroughly distracting 'secret project' again! 



There is of course nothing secret about about this, nor can it really claim to be a project more a collection of disjointed thoughts that are slowly knitting together. In essence the idea evolves from the Dinosaur hunting in Lost Lands that I was playing about with earlier in the year.  It occurred to me that just as much fun could be had in a more realistic setting and informed using the natural fauna or perhaps incorporate the native mythology.

Now I know I put some spare cartridges in this pocket somewhere!

If I am honest then it is really just an excuse to  go and paint what I want around a very loose theme, but with these additions all manner of possible scenarios could start to be penned.  Certainly a cursory glance at the painting queue would suggest that I haven't grown weary of the idea yet, so stay tuned for more '28mm Tales of Adventure!" 









31 comments:

  1. Lovely painted group for shenanigans!

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    1. Thanks Fran, they certainly look as if they will need the luck of the Irish with them!

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  2. Michael:

    Fantastic figures here - the painting and the poses are so colorful! Interesting project too - looking forward to seeing more of this. Best wishes, Dean

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    1. Thanks Dean, really kind of you. I might have to start jotting some of the ideas down now before I forget them.

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  3. They look really great and look forward to seeing more

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  4. Very nice work and really like the guy loading.

    Christopher

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  5. Great looking frontier mountain men. If I had a Grizz breathing bad breath in my face, I'd be gone like a round out shot out of a rifle! I've got my blog dial set to the Awdry Hour Show.

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    1. You are a good man, Jay. Thank you!

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  6. fun stuff! reminds me of visiting bears when camping in yosemite

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    1. Thank you, but I'm not sure I would be willing to fight over my picnic basket!

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  7. I really do think a Ferrous Equine needs to put in an appearance at some point Michael. As always, beautiful painting.

    Pip pip

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    1. Thank you Sir! The old iron horse will have to wait for the time being. The Saintly Mrs. Awdry may have something to say about any form of railroading without the approved permits!

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  8. Another superb trio for your ever expanding collection. Very colourful with lots of character.

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  9. Very, very nice. I like them a lot.

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  10. Excellent work, a very characterful trio. The cameo with the bear works wonderfully though I wouldn't fancy their chances... ;-)

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    1. Thank you Scott; pretty sure I would be right behind you too!

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  11. Nice work, Michael...they would fit right in the Civil War era...excellent

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  12. I like these figures and I like the idea. You're going to have so much fun doing this. I've actually been reading your blog for a lot longer than you may realize. I've read a lot of your older posts weeks and weeks ago and was charmed by the dinosaurs. Figure painters should always, always have fun mixed with their art.

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    1. Anne that is incredible kind of you; fun is certainly one of my priorities with this little distraction, which I'm sure will a few more twist and turns to come!

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  13. Did he manage to find the cartridges in the end?
    It seems like it, since he is alive in the last photo! :-)
    An excellent addition to your new project!

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    1. He does look the type to be calm in a crisis! Perhaps the bear decided it wasn't worth aggravating his toothache.

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  14. Great poise in the figures and well painted, great choice of colours as well

    Ian

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  15. Lovely painting and great photos too! Another secret project ah??

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    1. Thank you, but what I'm going to do! I have the attention span of a goldfish!

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  16. Looks like a really cool project Michael. Great painting too on these wonderful figures.

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  17. Another HUGE thank you all for the positive feedback. Time to start jotting a few ideas down in a bid to give the project a little more direction!

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  18. Lovely figures! And there is nothing wrong with having secret projects!

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  19. Very useful figures looking forward to uncovering the secret!

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