Friday, 29 March 2013

28mm Apaches

I wanted a break from my usual painting so I went back to the old lead pile and dragged out some old Foundry 28mm Apaches. When I went to the box containing my un-painted lead I had no strong idea what I was going to select this time, I wanted something fairly self contained so I could do them start to finish and add them to an existing set of figures that I already had. For that reason these appealed. I have a reasonable range of 28mm wild west figures mostly used for gunfight type games but very few Indians so I'm quite happy to round out their numbers a little.
I did not find any plains Indians on foot, although I did find some on horses. I did find a few Apache Indians. As you can see they are all rifle armed but a couple also carry pistols in holsters as well. The rifles are a mixture of Winchesters carbines and breach loading rifles, I like the mixture on these irregular foot.There are a couple of knife sheaths as well, but I am surprised that not every figure carries one. I would imagine that a knife might be more use in day to day activities than a long arm or pistol, but there's not a huge amount I can do about that with regard to these figures. If I could sculpt (I can't very well) I would have added some more knives. It's probably just the selection of figures in this batch. I have deliberately added some bright colours to their clothes as I did not want them to look all the same or in some kind of uniform. They have been quite a tonic and have shaken of some of my painting lethargy which was the reason for selecting something a little different. As such I have undercoated 4 more and will start them this afternoon.

UPDATE:
All the components for the 1/2400th scale fishing village have now arrived (on Thursday) so I should be able to proceed on that project in this coming week. Should it turn out how I anticipate I can see everything being finished for the Broadside show game in 2 weeks time.

That's it for now, have a good Easter Break and I'll do my next blog post on Sunday. All the best Clint.

20 comments:

  1. Those are damn nice Clint, just finished a batch myself.

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    1. Cheers Fran. I have another 4 on the go.

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  2. Excellent work Clint! great use of colour.

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    1. As always they look better in the flesh than with my dodgy photography, but we all say that. Thanks Ray. And Kindly let Postie know I keep thinking about Napoleonic's now.... and he's to blame!

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  3. I'm with Ray on the colours, just the right blend -They've obviously secreted their knives on their person.

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    1. Cheers Jo. It just struck me as odd that most of them did not have knives!!

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  4. I do like these Clint. Foundry makes some great figures.

    I'm glad you posted these as I've chosen the American Wild West as my historical period. I bought a load of things from Knuckleduster and they are 28mm. Now I need to find good source material as I have a lot to learn.

    Have a good weekend!

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    1. Thanks Anne my only suggestion is that about the period is that you choose either Hollywood or historical West. As they can be quite different.

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    2. I'd like to do historical. What I'm wanting to get at is some key figures in history and what the reality of what life was really like back then. I also want to make sure I get the colours right for clothing and such. I do want to watch some movies while I paint, but just for inspiration and fun.

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    3. I am sure loads of people will offer you help and advice. But only you can decide where to start. All you can do is pick something jump in and start reading. I have far too many diverse interests historically to focus for long on anything so I would be the wrong person to guide you.

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  5. These are very nice Clint, really like the way you have painted them, especially the war face paint.

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    1. Thanks Extra.... The war paint is directly from Hollywood films so may or may not be authentic!!

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  6. Very nice Clint, I'm having a bit of 'what next' mission myself? Like the new text over the Blog Title header as well looks good.

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    1. Thanks Simon. It's horrid not being settled in your hobby. I am waiting to undercoat my next lot of bits and bobs.... a little of everything. I have started 4 more Apaches though so I want them finished to blog on Sunday.

      I'm still not 100% Happy with the look of the blog so will continue to tinker with it a few more times.

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  7. Great looking Apaches, nice details and colours!
    Phil.

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    1. Cheers Michael I appreciate the comment.

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  9. Great work there Clint, lovely paintjobs on them

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