One of the things I have noticed is that when as a club we play wild west shoot-out games, the figures wearing "dusters" are always selected in preference of those wearing just shirts and trousers. I am sure each club member will give a different explanation as to why. Some will say they are cow-hands out on the range and therefore need a big long coat. Others will say "oh I just happened to pick that one!". One or two would admit they like the article of clothing. I think they mostly get picked as they are seen as more romantic representations of the old west. But I know the club would argue against that thought. Anyway I picked these three up at Cavalier in February and they have finally fought there way up the pile of lead to the top and I have given them a lick of paint. All three of them came in one pack from "Artizan Miniatures" sold to me on the day by "Second City Games".
I made a decision to paint them all in different colours as I did not want it to look like they had all been to the same store on the same day and walked out with matching anoraks! I happily admit I did enjoy painting the duster coats, nice long flowing cloth which takes the washes and highlights very well. I am very pleased that they all look different despite the fact that all the browns started from the same mix and hue which was then added to a second colour (yellow, or black or brown) . This created a range of linked colours with which each figure was painted. (Ok apart from the yellow neck tie and faded red union suit (long johns). Over all three more to add to my collection of wild west figures.
Due to family issues I have struggled to get anything else started. So given that it is now 3pm on Sunday I really will have to get cracking if I want anything ready for Tuesday and my next blog post. So until then have a good time and I'd best get busy with the brushes!