Another small entry. This time some 1920s civilians for my Mob Wars project.
"Uncle" Arthur Williamson
Arthur is the head doorman at L'Hotel Vosay, in the French quarter of Salutesville.
He started working for the hotel as a young lad, back when Salutesville was a small frontier outpost.
Prohibition hasn't affect Arthur too badly as he's been able to obtain a prescription for weekly quart of rye whiskey from his doctor for his rheumatism. He keeps a small dose in a pocket flask in case his joints flare up. Which they do, usually every half hour or so.
The job of a head doorman does mean that Arthur knows who to know and who to go to, which is always helpful when guests at the hotel have special requests. He has many contacts inside Postie's mob. The tips he gets for referrals help to cover the higher cost of his prescription.
After 50 years of work, Arthur looks forward to retirement with his "landlady", Mrs Sarissa.
Francisco "Frankie" Sarissa
Young Frankie knows that "Uncle" Arthur isn't really his uncle, just a very good friend of his mother who has lived with them since about a year before Frankie was born. There are only two bedrooms in their apartment, and it wouldn't be right for Frankie to share a room with his mother. Luckily "Uncle" Arthur is rather old and prefers to sleep in his easy chair in the lounge.
Arthur got Frankie a job at the Vosay as soon as he was old enough. Aged 16 now, Frankie is the senior of the hotel's boys and is proud of the gold shoulder tabs on his jacket.
Frankie is very ambitious. One day he hopes to be head doorman at the hotel, just like Arthur.
The figures are 28mm from Blue Moon. I've painted these up to help me recover from painting the mitres and flags of those grenadiers!
I may paint up some more 1920s civilians to give me a break between batches of Russian musketeers.
Two 28mm foot figures is 10 points.
From Curt:Two great figures with wonderful backstories, excellent! I love Frankie's ardent stepping out pose, with his pillbox hat strapped-down tight and then there's Arthur surreptitiously reaching for his 'medicinal' pocket flask... I think you need to go back and give Arthur a touch of rouge on the tip of his nose. :) Your Mob Wars project is fleshing out very nicely Tamsin.