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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.
November 20, 2013
Three Old West figure releases today!
I've finally gotten around to sculpting mounted versions of the figures in the very popular "Gunmen" pack (see green at right--my favorite sculpt--I've named him "Gus").
Here are the three packs. I tried to group them in a logical way; for instance, the bandits with masks are together.
I've reorganized the TCL and 1812 catalogs in order to make it easier to find things!
TCL has some fantastic new releases coming very soon. They will include a 12" x 12" saloon/hotel with an open staircase and balcony, as well as signs with raised lettering, rustic stores and buildings, and some surprises. Here's a taste of what's to come:
Some days I feel like the guy on the bottom!
All the best,
RECENT NEWS (IN CASE YOU MISSED IT)
Nov. 7th, 2013
If you are not a recipient of the newsletter, you may not have noticed that I have posted photos of painted Indians on the blogspot. Painting these figures was very challenging, and I hope these pictures help you in your efforts to portray the dress of these colorful people.
On the sculpting table right now: mounted 28mm Outlaws, some contract sculpts, and some scenic items to go with TCL's Old West buildings.
Three new releases today!
I've just sculpted various British command in Cocked Hats, which Americans called a "Chapeau de Bras," and wargamers call a "Bicorne." This headwear was common in the early part of the war, and in the Peninsula War.
Here we have British officers; there are two regimental officers (two epaulettes) and one company officer (one epaulette). One officer wears a full laced coat, and the other two wear the very common "morning coats," which were identical in cut, but did not sport any lace. Two officers have boots and trousers, and one wears wool overalls.
Next, we have flagbearers (ensigns) and a drummer from the same period:
And finally, I have a full command set with officers in bicornes and NCOs and musicians in shakos:
Officers and NCOs are selected at random from the various poses in their individual packs.
That's it for today! Now I can finally realize my dream of going to the shop and spinning up and painting a Peninsula army for myself (well, when I get my Highlanders in kilts finished, anyway...).
October 18, 2013
I received some very exciting news recently.
The Southend Wargames Club won Best of Show at the SELWG convention at London's Crystal Palace with a demo game of Crysler's Farm using mainly Knuckleduster figures.
I expect there will be more photos to follow one of these days soon!
Left to Right: Richard Partridge, Roger Sidwell (holding trophy), and Mike Oliver.
The rules they used are a small-battle variant of Napoleon's Battles called Divisional Commander (DC); pop on over to The Miniatures Page to read all about the demo game and the develpment of these rules.
All the best,
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).
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