Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Horan Figure of the Week, 11th Hussars, 1854

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

"Awaiting a Rank one" Finished Andrea 54mm Conversion

Here are some pictures of the finished cowboy figure. Once again I have to point out what an awesome sculpt the original kit is, another winner by Joaquin Palacios!!
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Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Horan Figure of the Week, The Last Request, Spion Kop, 1899

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Monday, June 14, 2010

My other past time...

Here are some images of my colt Lucero. Was going through some pictures on the hard drive and saw these. Thought it might be interesting to share! He is not yet quite broke, but is in the process of becoming so! As a side note to my fellow equestrian freinds, I would not normally mount a horse by grabbing the saddle horn, but when mounting a colt, with tendencies to pitch, I want to have a chance to get on him and have half a handle incase something goes south.  Though the horn is about the last thing you want to hold on to when sitting on the hurricane deck of a rank pitcher, it is a good way to get on fast and have half a hold before getting the right foot in the stirrup. Giddy Up...

Figure of the Week -Van Gils Construction Company-

As you may have noticed the last two weeks these pages has been blank with regards to the Horan Figure of the week. Some of you may think this is due to no more pieces to show, however, I can gladly discredit that theory! There are plenty more to show, it is just that Summer time on a Ranch is a very busy time! So to make up for lost time it seems appropriate to start off the week with one special piece of modelling! This piece, undoubtedly one of the most creative and spectacular figures of all time, created by Marijn Van Gils a few years back, is probably known by most of you. Marijn brought the piece to MFCA this year and I had the oppertunity to take pictures of it, and with Marijn's permission you will now also be able to look at this magnificant piece in detail. The pictures are big, keep in mind the size of the construction workers, the figure is a 54mm figure! The pictures will show why this piece has received many honors, including best of show at Euro Militaire. Ok, enough babble from your's truly, please do enjoy!

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

54mm Cowboy Update

Here is a bit more progress on the cowboy figure. It's slow going but it is getting there. Still playing around with colors and having a blast doing so. I'm really getting into cowboy figures, a subject which I have always enjoyed, especially since I have actually cowboyed 1867 style as well as in the 'modern' day. In reality, a very romanticized vocation, though I must admit I do miss it from time to time. Cowboys and Ranchers in general sure are a different breed of people as opposed to the city folks, in a positive way, at least in my way of thinking. Either way, here is what we've got so far!