Sunday, 6 September 2015

Painting - Old West - Townsfolk

Hello People,

So this weekend I continued on with my Old West excursion, I don't have much left in the way of gun fighter types and I still had a feeling to paint some Old West stuff so I moved on to painting some of the townsfolk that I have had kicking around for years. Originally we were playing Legends of the Old West so I wanted the option to include a fist fighter and a cook which is the reason I got this pack or two way back when but nothing made it past the priming phase. But now I am in full Old West painting mode so the whole works are done.

First up I have the trail cook, town drunk, and Chinese laborer. Just in time for labor day hah. I tried to make the drunks bottle and amber color so it looks like whisky. Original I was hoping the Chinese guy could be Mr. Wu from dead wood but they are totally different. Still maybe I can revist that idea someday with a different model.

Next up I have 2 guys having a good olde fashioned fist fight. I decided to do one as an African American, mainly to try out that skin tone set. Which I feel worked out pretty good. The dots on the other guy were meant to be freckles but it never worked out. I watched a quick tip on mini-wargaming with a much better freckle painting method so will have to try that on another guy. Basically they splatter a brown ink from a tooth bursh to make small dots.

Again keeping things very politically correct I have a couple of town whores. Personally I felt the one on the left came out much better. I resisted the temptation to give one a big Unforgiven esqu cut.

And last and least we have the farmer and his wife/child.

So there we have it a bunch of civilians to make the forthcoming Old West town games look a bit more alive. I actually ordered another pack of more professional types with the first shot of terrain, so some lawyers, photographer, undertaker ect.. I had allot more fun painting this lot then I would have thought so I am quite looking forward to that.

I was actually conflicted on how to base this lot, since most of them won't be spending any time on the open prairie! But I decided to keep them all the same, just easier, but I was briefly tempted by clear acrylic. Next up a set of donkeys and ponies believe it or not.

Paints Used:

GW: Black Spray, Leadbelcher, Chaos Black, Mordian Blue, Red Gore, Wazdaka Red, Xerus Purple, Genestealer Purple

Vallejo: White, Wood Grain,  Chocolate Brown, Deck Tan, USA Tan Earth, Beige Brown, Smoke, Woodgrain, Flat Earth, Dark Sand, Japanese Uniform, Ivory, Dark Grey, Neutral grey

Foundry: Flesh Triad, African Flesh Triad

Army Painter: Flesh Shade, Cloak Grey, Electric Blue, Tufts

Liquitex: Black Ink, Umber Ink

Baccus: Basing Kit

Pledge Status 2015:
Bought: 227 
Painted: 136 (Painted 9 Civilians)
Total: -91



  1. Looking great Mike. Nicely done...

  2. I think your African-American skin tones turned out great. Envious!