There was a time a long while ago when 54mm figures and cowboys in particular were pretty much all I painted. These days as followers of this blog are aware I have dropped down to 28mm/32mm figures almost exclusively. Occasionally I will venture into a bigger scale but it takes something special to wet my appetite and get my juices flowing. Something like this chap for instance.
What we have here is a white metal figure by Romeo Miniatures comprising of approximately 30 parts. It was a bugger to put together. Partly because the figures I now paint rarely have very many pieces and partly because the gradient of the figure whilst making for excellent composition worked against me for holding, assembling and finally painting. It’s very heavy too. In fairness the accuracy of the fit was very good and only a minimal amount of filler was required.
On a personal level I love the composition and overall it didn’t come out too bad. It warranted a bit of a scenic base but I chose to keep it relatively minimal so as not to distract from the figure itself. Painting for this one was a combination of acrylics and oils with some dry brushing, ink and weathering powders thrown in for good measure.