The good the bad and the ugly – 28mm “Quigley Down Under”

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!




16 thoughts on “The good the bad and the ugly – 28mm “Quigley Down Under”

    1. Although it doesn’t particularly apply to me in this instance the fact is that since I started my blog and joined the community I’ve been introduced to a much wider range of figures and ideas. Some things I’ve found more interesting than others but it’s all been fun. Go for it!


      1. If I didn’t know any better, I would have thought it was painted with acrylics. I always link oils to an overly glossy look. I guess you just have to know how to work with them.

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  1. I soak up some of the oil and dilute with varying degrees of white spirit to matt. Probably frowned upon but works for me. These days I tend to use acrylic for base colours and use oil paint diluted with white spirit for washes. I find it soak into the acrylic rather than sitting on top and gives a result I prefer. Again probably frowned upon!


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