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The Unit Creation Guide is sorely in need of updating, so I've created this PDF catalog with photos of all the minis, categorized by unit type in an easy-to-access manner.
A FREE PDF TO HELP YOU FIGURE OUT WHICH PACKS YOU NEED FOR THE UNITS YOU ARE TRYING TO BUILD!
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PAINTING GUIDE FOR THE OLD WEST
This re-enactor's clothing company has an extensive online catalogue with photos that will help you paint your Old West miniatures with historical accuracy (the skill that separates us from apes).
Knuckleduster manufactures 28mm War of 1812 wargame miniatures, as well as 28 and 40mm Old West figures. All of our products are cast in lead-free pewter, which costs a bit more to make and sell, but provides our customers with an extremely safe and durable material to work with (and who can put a price on peace of mind?).
All figures are sculpted and all samples are painted by Forrest Harris.
off, there are four packs of Canadian militia cavalry. Most of the
formations wore a simple blue coat with red cuffs and collars (it is
thought they were artillery laborer's jackets) and either a simplified
(fake) Tarleton helmet (more of a a jockey's cap with a crest) or
a round hat with a bearskin crest, a very unusual thing to put on your
head when you are sober. Command does not include flagbearers as the
Crown did not issue colours to the Canadian militia.
As I did with the piano, I used 3d modelling to create (from scratch) these old-fashioned stoves. I had them output with a 3D printer and used those for masters in an otherwise traditional mold-making process. Voila! Not pictured are stovepipes for the inside and outside of your TCL buildings.
That's it for today. Thanks to everyone who visited me at my Adepticon booth, and be looking for me at Little Wars in the Chicago suburbs (St. Charles) at the end of the month.
All the best,
OLD NEWS ITEMS
Here is the most magnificent of TCL's creations to date, a giant saloon. This beast measures 12" x 12", large enough for a gunfight or bar-room brawl to take place entirely within its walls. It features everything you would want in a high-class joint; two levels with interior detailing all around, balconies inside and out, two staircases, walls, tables, a bar, a stage, and all made from TCL's rugged plywood. The scale is just right for the larger saloons; big enough for a faro game, pool table, cancan dancers, and a fancy bar.
I've taken the extra step of creating Victorian wallpaper, sized with TCL's buildings in mind. This is a free download available here:
Also from TCL is a new line of Old West buildings entitled "Ghost Town."
As you may know, Lee at TCL has been experimenting with rough wood textures. This technique has made possible the creation of abandoned buildings, rough mining town architecture, or weatherbeated backcountry settlements. We've just gotten in two stores to go with the four shacks which we already stock, and which have been added to this line. Upcoming items include a lean-to, a 2-story outhouse, and a livery stable.
I'll leave this photo posted until I find a better place for it. The figure in the center of each group of figures is a Knuckleduster 1812 figure. The 28mm Old West figure line is slightly smaller than the 1812 line, so this photo is useful only for comparisons between our 1812 figures and other Napoleonic figures (unfortunately I don't have any Old Glory figures handy).
Be sure to visit Knuckleduster's blog pages for photos, articles, modeling tips, work-in-progress (greens), and anything else I think you might find interesting . . .
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