Saturday, 20 February 2016

From DaveD - Ethan Edwards "The Searchers" 54mm (10 points)

As things have in general been a bit dusty on the paint table with work continuing on the Sudan stuff I  wanted to do something a bit different with some strong colour. Here we have another Andrea Miniatures 54mm Cowboy - its the classic John Wayne from the "The Searchers". The film itself can be somewhat dark an disturbing - you just never know if he is going rescue Debbie or kill her...




And by special request from Millsy - a group shot of the 54mm Cowboy collection - shoot out anyone?


 Right ho - back to "dusty" things....
I love this whole large-scale cowboy diversion, Dave. You always do such cracking work on the figures and The Duke here does not stray from the rest. I especially like his face and his jeans - such great paintwork. It makes me want to watch the film again. Brilliant.

It's also wonderful to see the figures from the previous Challenge getting good press again. That Butch and Sundance set is still one of my favourites.

Well done Mr. D!

32 comments:

  1. Classic work from a classic movie!

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  2. Yeeehaw! What a great figure. If people with my name do not like cowboys then there is a problem!

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  3. "That'll be the day!" Amazing work!

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  4. Cracking work Dave - you've captured the look spot-on :)

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    1. Cheers Martin, I did enjoy doing this one

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  6. Excellent work great to see them all together as well

    Ian

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    1. Thanks Ian, I enjoyed getting them out of the display cabinet.

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  7. Great figure and so very accurate to the film. And it's cool to see them together

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  8. Wow Dave that is quite impressive and what a collection.

    John

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    1. Thanks John, still got a few more to get hold of though

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  9. Fabulous work!
    great bunch of "pistol" Heroes!

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    1. Oh yes... They are a sight to behold.. Maybe one day get a game in too

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  10. The Duke looks very fine! I like that vibrant red shirt too!
    The Duke and Clint are the only two cowboys I've ever cheered for too! ;)

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    1. It's a bit more red and the jeans a more vibrant in the pics than to the eye.. But I wanted some colour. Cheers

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  11. Outstanding stuff Dave - very well done.

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    1. It's getting there... Still have another 3 or 4 to acquire and paint up yet

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  13. Great work on this iconic figure!

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  14. Great looking figure Dave! You've done an amazing job on the larger scale minis!

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    1. Thanks.. They are incredible castings which really helps

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