Down in the old west

“Your time is over and you're gonna die bloody, and all you can do is choose where.”

At the weekend I had my second game using the Great Escape Games’ Dead Man’s Hand rules. The game saw my outlaws lose convincingly to Simon’s Pinkertons.

Most of the buildings (and this wagon) are from 4Ground models. These are really nice and well detailed, it shows how far laser etched MDF has come in the last few years. The models have interiors and swinging doors.

1Dead Man's Hand

You can even do a jailbreak from the Sheriff’s Office. In front of the office is a Sarissa Precision stagecoach, alas still unpainted.

Dead Man's Hand

These are a couple of my old cowboys from the Dixons Miniatures range. I got these about twenty years ago (or possibly even longer). They are mounted on two pence pieces and I have upgraded their bases to fit in with my current old west miniatures,  painting the base with Citadel Texture: Armageddon Dust. I drybrushed the base with Citadel Ushbati Bone. I then stuck on some Citadel Mordheim Turf.

Dead Man's Hand

One thing that I do like about Great Escape Games is they provide a downloadable sheet of “shop” names that you can stick to the front of the buildings.

These are Foundry Old West figures, Ned Buck and Emmet Gates though I have a fair few Foundry figures on my workbench that are being painted.

Dead Man's Hand

Overall a fun game and quick to play.

Still some more work…

Looking at a more recent photograph of Ned Buck I realise that I still have some more work to do on the model after giving him a shading wash, and painting his base.

Basing Ned Buck

I painted the base with Citadel Texture: Armageddon Dust. Then I drybrushed the base with Citadel Ushbati Bone. Unfortunately I maanged to get some of this on his shotgun, so that will need to be re-done.

In addition I think I might go back and highlight a few areas, notably his hands, to add some more depth to the model.

The full workbench feature on Ned Buck, from start to latest update can be found on the main iFelix website.

Old West Gunfighters

More progress on Tucson Bob for the Old West.

Tucson Bob

Tucson Bob

I also did some work on Tuco.

Tuco

Tuco

Judge Guthrie Prentice has had some more work on his painting too.

Judge Guthrie Prentice

 

 

 

Judge Guthrie Prentice

Still some more work to do, and I think looking over these photographs that I might need to use some more lighter tones on these and the other models I am painting.

Basing Ned Buck

Having given Ned Buck a wash, I painted the base with Citadel Texture: Armageddon Dust. Then I drybrushed the base with Citadel Ushbati Bone.

Basing Ned Buck

Basing Ned Buck

I will then glue on some Citadel Mordheim Turf.

I have accidentally painted his shotgun, with the base colour, so this will need to be rectified, and there are some further highlights I want to add.

One of the Pinkerton Men

Another one of the Wargames Foundry Old West figures I found. This is one of the Pinkerton Men from the OW9/1 Shootists set. I based the model on a two pence piece. I “flocked” the base with Citadel Sand and then gave the model a white undercoat using a Citadel Skull White spray can.

One of the Pinkerton Men

Using Chaos Black I then painted the model’s hat, shoes and pistol.

One of the Pinkerton Men

Sheriff McQuaige – The Old West

Sheriff McQuaige is part of the OW11/6 Town Toughs & Staunch Defenders pack. As the Sheriff is wearing a suit, as well as carrying a shotgun, he could be used in Victorian Science Fiction scenarios. He certainly could be walking the streets of London as well as the dusty tracks of the old west.

Sheriff McQuaige – The Old West

I “flocked” the base with Citadel Sand and then gave the model a white undercoat using a Citadel Skull White spray can.

Sheriff McQuaige – The Old West

Using Chaos Black I then painted the Sheriff’s hat, shoes and shotgun.

Cemetery Sam

Cemetery Sam is part of OW11/7 The Town Vigilance Committee one of the packs of Old West miniatures from Foundry.

OW11/7 The Town Vigilance Committee

I based the model on a two pence piece. I do like this model, and I think it could also be used for Victorian Science Fiction scenarios.

Cemetery Sam

I used Citadel sand on the base, before giving the model a white undercoat. I then painted his suit and top hat with black paint.

Cemetery Sam

Cemetery Sam