I couldn’t say no to IRO’s The Good, The Bad and The Ugly challenge not least of all because the Old West represents an era in which I have a keen interest. It’s the era I grew up with and it’s the era which got me into modelling figures initially and in later years the era that I started to build dioramas and construct buildings. Put simply it’s in the blood and it’s never going to go away and I wouldn’t want it to either. A trip some years back to Tombstone Arizona will for ever be a life highlight. It’s a generation thing as much as anything else and each to their own.
What I did for the challenge depended mainly on what figures I could find that would fit the bill and be of interest to me. I found two, both fall within the “Good” category and this is the first of those.
A little more preamble. A couple of posts ago I shared with you my brother Alan’s list of top 5 films (not produced in any particular order) that he felt had characters befitting of the challenge. Fifth on his list was the film “Quigley Down Under”, set in Australia (The clue is in the title!) and staring Tom Selleck and the late Alan Rickman. This figure which I found, produced by Reaper Chronoscope, is clearly based on the Quigley character played by Selleck, the good guy.
I couldn’t resist the figure for a few reasons. firstly the Australian background was a fitting tribute to IRO and his challenge, it’s a good-looking figure (even if the paint job isn’t the greatest) and I know it will go down well with my brother who I’ve decided I shall give it to next time we see each other.
The figure is painted entirely using oils.
As for the next figure? Well let’s big it up. If you even remotely like western movies then characters don’t come much cooler than this one. All I have to do is not screw it up!
🐰🐥🐇 HAPPY EASTER 🐇🐥🐰