With all the fellow bloggers working on Wild West models, I've felt the need to get on with some of the kickstarter models I did for Minaturemen. This also fits in nicely for Joe as he wanted to see more of the range, and also they will count to Ann's paint the crap you already own challenge.
First up today is the big guy, on the kickstarter he was painted up as a rare giant orc, but I fancied doing him as an ogre, with a world full of orcs, goblins and other various creatures, you need someone with size and firepower to keep the law !
Next is Ma Gwimm the matriarch of the Gwimm brothers, not so much a sweet old lady, but one with an attitude and a blunderbuss. Decided to push my skills here by having a go at gingham pattern, still room for improvement !
These next two Gwimm brothers are Bograt on the left and Scrapper on the right. Not the brightest bulbs in the box, as they can't work in the same direction pushing an orc coffin !
Here we have two more brothers Slick on the left and Nugget on the right, enjoying a friendly game of cards.
If so desired the brothers can be combined together to make this little scene.
Next we have Howling Odolf, riding his longhorn, I see him as a cattle rustler/robber, so feel he needs a gang to support him . . .
so have started work creating the gang first is a Racoon sharpshooter, haven't thought of a name yet for him, if all else fails I can always use trash panda !
The next 3 are all variations on the lizardman theme, the first one is based off a Gilla Monster.
the next is based on a Regal Horned Lizard.
And the last one is based on a Gator, as every gang should have some muscle, thinking of calling him Gator Hundee.
This last gang member is based off a rattlesnake, this is the female of the gang ( her buttons are on the other side on her waistcoat)
This last picture is for Joe to show the original orcs, as I painted these a long time ago, so don't count for the challenge. I still have a lot to paint as I have 7 mounted orcs, 4 more standing orcs and 9 dwarves, that's before I come up with any new models.
That's all for this post, so until next time stay safe and have fun !
These are great, Dave, some real characters there! Bograt and Scrapper are my faves!ReplyDelete
Thank you Matt, the hapless duo was one of those late night ideas that came to fruitionDelete
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Matt has written exactly what I wanted to write! :-) These really are great!ReplyDelete
Thank you John, if this keeps up you'll need another button, for "what Matt said" LOLDelete
Really like all these Dave! The 4 gobbos in the casket area great little diorama.ReplyDelete
Thank you Dai, got an idea for some more brothers cutting planks to make more coffins, will have to see if I can get that idea madeDelete
Nice collection of western-themed beastmen. A nice catch too on the serpentwoman and the buttons. I think it is funny that manufacturers still put the buttons like that; I have a closet full of blouses and such with the buttons sewn on by someone who assumes I have a lady's maid. I do have to admit though, when I watch shows like Jeeves & Wooster and Upstairs Downstairs, I kind of think it would be nice to have someone like that in my employ and my husband having a "gentleman's gentlemen." But then I think about how I like having a lot of alone time (I wonder if serpentwomen are like that too?) and come back somewhat into Reality.ReplyDelete
Thank you Ann, I think it just became that ladies buttons appeared on that side to denote a feminine garment in later years, as maids and other servant staff became less common, but as you say was originally so someone else could dress you.Delete
Being a sepentwoman, if she want's alone time for the reflection, nobody else would argue ! LOL
I think you are right about that ... especially if she is a venomous serpent woman or a top gunfighter with snake-like reflexes! Great job on the sculpts. Pretty neat that not only can you paint, but you can make the miniatures too. :)Delete
Funny you should say that, as for the rules I was going to give her a venomous bite, and make her a quick draw as well.Delete
Enjoy sculpting as much as painting, though sometimes I feel drawn more to one side or the other, depending on how I feel
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Great looking sculpts love the lizards in particular.ReplyDelete
Thank you Simon, I'm going to be releasing the greens seen above, and I'm looking forward to painting themDelete
Lovely work as always mare, I like the Gobbo's but I think the lizards are my personal favourites, especially the horned lizard!ReplyDelete
Thank you Roger, can you tell I really like lizards ? The horned lizard is one of my favourites, and would love to have a pet one, but they are hard to keep with their defence mechanism of squirting blood from the eyesDelete
Weird West is such a cool genre and isn't well represented in our hobby so that makes it awesome to see these sculpts. I like how you've added fantasy races to the subgenre too as that is something I don't commonly see. For me, the goblins are possibly the most fun ones of the bunch!ReplyDelete
Thank you Jeff, I haven't seen a great deal available, and what is out there follows a particular theme. Would like to do more races and elements, either in conjunction with Minaturemen, or as part of my own company. Really want to do a fantasy version of Native Americans, and the Chinese element of the old west. Any and all suggestions will be consideredDelete
A very weird and wonderful collection of all manner of gribbies. Whilst the idea of this genre leaves me cold, I must admit the figures do look good and the group shot is very impressive.ReplyDelete
Thank you Joe, can fully understand it not being appealing with your work on classic wild west, but glad you appreciate the workDelete
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Great stuff Dave! Some really interesting and unique models. Are these used for a specific rule set?ReplyDelete
Thank you Ivor, Minaturemen planned to do a ruleset, and I know lots of people have used them as stand in's in Dead Man's Hand, I'm going to use my own ruleset that I've been developing, for other time periods but should work just as well hereDelete