Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Run to the Hills...

...run for your lives.





More 'good ol’ boys' for the ‘secret project’!  Once again a selection from the wonderful ‘Perry Miniatures’ American Civil War rioters pack, this time with hand weapons as opposed to firearms.  I have selected those that I thought could pass for woodsmen, farmers or local businessmen from late 19th to the early 20th century.  Half the fun has been coming up with colour palettes that have a bit of individuality to them whilst still holding the chaps together as a unit.



As with the Dinosaurs, the ‘secret project’ continues to be a huge distraction, but at least I’m starting to write some of the ideas down now.  Broadly speaking it all happens somewhere that is not that dissimilar to what is now known as the Pacific Northwest of America, sometime in the final throes of the 19th century and early 20th century.   A series of seemingly unrelated and bizarre incidents plague the area and its inhabitants; at present these gentlemen.

"They're not from round 'ere!"


But what are they running from?  Wolves, bears and large-footed beasties aside there would appear to be an even more mysterious and potentially dangerous creature hiding in the woods.  All will, hopefully, be revealed soon!











42 comments:

  1. I have to say Michael, loving the paint job on these guys. You've achieved your goal of having a handful of individual models that look like a cohesive group. They look fantastic. I'm very intrigued about this secret project.

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    1. Thank you, the orange and the green seemed to work, so I was really pleased.

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  2. Super paint job on these off the beaten path type of figures! This secret project has me very curious to see what it is.

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you Christopher, but don't get too excited it may never see the light of day, especially knowing how easily distracted I can be.

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  3. Great looking pesky varmints. I'm also curious as to what they are running to (or from).

    Regards,
    Matt

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    1. Thanks Matt, got a bit more done on the cause of their concern tonight, so won't be long now.

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  4. I like those. Thanks for the link to Perry. Looks like a 6th Massachusetts in Baltimore 1861 scenario series.

    I'm looking forward to see your project.

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    1. Thanks Scott, now just off to check the reference out for myself.

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  5. Lovely painting on these characters Michael.

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  6. An Iron Maiden quote! I see you spent the '80s listening to quality music, Sir!

    A scarier looking lynch-mob you won't find this side of the Rockies, yessiree-bob!

    Lovely work again, Michael.

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  7. No mystery here. Pacific Northwest of America + rioters = early Vancouver Canucks fans obviously...

    Lovely painting as always, but I'm afraid the chap in the orange shirt is going to be the first one to get shot/eaten/abducted/whatever.

    Jason

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    1. Thank you Jason; quietly chuckling to myself at your comment. Lovely image!

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  8. Oh yeah, I almost forgot (Thanks Rosbif!), I always love the subtle music references on here. You had me humming that very song as I was writing my comment. :)

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  9. those look great and I can't wait to hear more about what is lurking in the woods!

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    1. Thank you, hopefully not too long now!

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  10. Great as always, waiting for more!

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  11. Wonderful characters and painting, Michael. If someone struck gold or stole somebody's "findings," then somebody might get trampled in the rush.

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    1. Thank you, you are certainly on the right tracks Jay.

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  12. Superb figures and painting - they certainly look intimidating. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank Dean, that is very kind of you.

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  13. Sounds good, lovely choice of colours on those figures and painted to an excellent standard

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    1. Cheers Brummie, I have to say that I really enjoyed working on them.

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  14. I was a Jam fan myself in the 80´s but I admit to liking that song..infact, my first painting commission was to paint the Saxon eagle onto a leather jacket..looooong time ago now.
    Nice looking bunch of rioters..very Gangs of new york.
    Cheers
    Paul

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  15. Thanks Paul, there were certainly a couple of the miniatures that I didn't do in each set that could have worked off the set of that movie, including the 'Butcher!'

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  16. Iron Maiden class band and class act but those rioters are the bees knees.

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  17. Lovely characterful work as always Michael. Well done. I can hear the "Duelling Banjos" in the background... ;-)

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  18. The Pacific Northwest, Michael. Wow, that's a great location for a wargame... You've not been reading "Snow Falling on Cedars", have you? :) My best's on Big Foot, but whatever it is I know it'll be fantastic!

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    1. Not read that Sidney, but will certainly be adding it to the booklist on your recommendation. Thank you for the kind words of encouragement and you're pretty close with bigfoot, who has already featured in an earlier post this month.

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  19. You did a great work on them! The faces are really impressive, human...very very nice work!

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  20. They sure look purdy. This collection is really starting to grow so hopefully at some point in the future we will get to see all the players in action.

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  21. Great stuff Michael! Looks like there's gonna be a lynching!

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  22. Amazing minis; you painted them up quite smartly.

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  23. Cracking paintjob Sir! Very nice colours!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.be/

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