Television is rather a frightening business. But I get all the relaxation I want from my collection of model soldiers.
Peter Cushing

Saturday, 14 March 2015

****sucker


This might be a record. When we were expecting our first child, the Good Lady Er Indoors spent a lot of time upstairs in bed; I spent my evenings downstairs watching Deadwood. Not only did this lead to the name of our eldest son, but it led to me buying a miniature of the purveyor of fine drinks and female companionship, Mister A Swearengen. 

It was base-coated and shaded but then the little bundle of joy arrived and all the painting gear was put away. 

As related in my last post, I found some things thought lost in the move amongst which was the unfinished Al: 


So, as a little break from my wars of the roses chaps, tonight's little project was to finish him. Better photos will follow but here he is in all his pinstriped and mud-spattered glory:


A paint job three years in the making!

13 comments:

  1. He looks great he was always my favorite character on the show.

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    1. Who doesn't love Al? Thanks for the compliment.

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  2. Superb tv show and what a stunning miniature – congrats!

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  3. Nice find and a truly impressive paint job.

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    1. Thank you kindly, Moiterei. I can't actually remember where I got him. I'm sure there was a Wild Bill with him as well.

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  4. "Wu. Swedgin. Hang dai!"

    Mister Wu's obviously my favourite, but you've done a great job on Al!

    I wonder if I can get away with having a Mister Wu in my Old West Mexican town? ;)

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    1. I think it'd be rude not to. Swidgen!

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  5. I hate to think what your son's called!

    Great figure.

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