I'm not dead but I admit I haven't been painting as often as I'd like. Here's what I've finished recently.
Back in 2014 I backed a Kickstarter for Blackwater Gulch Rebels and Reinforcements, by GameSalute (who later turned into Gangfight Games) simply for the miniatures. I backed at the level of selecting only the miniatures I wanted. I thought they were cool and interesting enough to warrant it. They were delivered, I think, on time. I've never used the rules (which I think are/were free somewhere) as I have a ton of rules already, plus I just didn't care. (I *did* back their newer Kickstarter for their newer updated rules, supposedly universal and generic, because I was feeling generous. It is currently over a year late. It will, I still believe, deliver.)
The miniatures were interesting in that they are of the "not-" variety. As in, this is not a miniature of Clint Eastwood, ie, a not-Eastwood. Etc, etc, etc. They were varied enough and well-sculpted enough for me to get. The others were generically-Western enough to be used as regular Cowboys if I ever wanted to.
Anyway, I got tired of painting whatever it was I was painting before and wanted to paint something different. Therefore I give you 4 of the 5 gangs I got from the Kickstarter. These are metal, with separate plastic bases. Also, you know what to do: click on the pictures to embiggen them.
|These aren't bad, per se, but they lack spark to me. The body positioning is a bit odd in places, and the casting is mangled in some of the detail.|
They came with cards for the game, but since I've never read the rules I have no idea what it all means. WHAT DOES IT ALL MEAN!!?? Sorry....
|These are decent castings with not too many mangled areas. They painted up well, although the poses still irk me. The guy with the knife: who stands like that?|
|This group was unusual in that 3 cards were actual photographs of models rather than concept art. I don't know why. Most of these were not in a gang, but were solos.|
I'm a bit burned out on Western figures now, especially these. They really aren't that great and I painted them to a level I felt fit their quality. It was a bit more slap-dash than I usually do. If I ever get around to the 5th group I'll be sure to link it to here. Oh by the way, the 5th group is not-Firefly. They're called the Tranquility Crew.
It only took me six years to paint these, maybe I'll get to the 5th group before the end of the decade.
Thanks for reading!