TIM’s Memory Monday (No: 10)

Although most of my blog activity centered around 28mm scale figures my modelling roots were very much in 54mm figures.  Even now it is nice to do a larger figure once in a while but on this occasion I was given a figure by a guy at the modelling club.  He said he would never get around to doing it and wanted to see what I would come up with.  This was the result.  Not my finest piece of work as I look at again now.  Rusty from doing smaller figures!



Off the Work Bench

I was recently given a Pegaso 54mm Comanchero by a guy who didn’t consider himself to be a figure painter. Although my American Civil War diorama is very near completion I thought I would have a break from 28mm figures and paint it. It has been a while since I have painted a 54mm figure and it surprised me how big it was!

An enjoyable project and a welcome distraction but back to finishing my diorama.

Is it just me or am I the only one who has more ideas on what to do next than I have years left to live to complete them?!


12 thoughts on “TIM’s Memory Monday (No: 10)

  1. i like it a lot, and i love the bases you come up with too, if it was me and would just be tempted to apply a nuln oil wash just in the creases of the jacket.

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    1. Interesting you should say that. When I did this figure, about 3 years ago, it was the first 54mm figure I had done for a little while and it was painted using oils. All my 54mm figures past and present mainly still are but when I paint 28mm figures I pretty much paint entirely now with acrylics. It was a fellow blogger who put me onto washes and advised Citadel as these were the best in his opinion. One of the best moves I made was taking that advice. If I was doing that figure again then I would almost certainly use a wash as you suggest. To some extent it’s not too late but as a general rule done is done and I don’t go back. Mainly I think because it serves as an audit trail. That and the fact that I am to lazy as well perhaps, 😉

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      1. just use it as ideas for the future, 3 years ago i had never heard of nuln oil, let alone what it can do, but now i have a bit more knowledge of things , we all live and learn..

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    1. The biggest I would say is blending. Where you can get away with simple lines sometimes for highlighting on 28mm the larger scale of 54mm is less forgiving. One of the reasons I choose oils for the larger scale more often than not.


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