Sunday, November 17, 2013

Even More Peons

It's been a long time without updates, but I finally completed the last of the Foundry peons to populate the pueblo. Not the most exciting figures in the project, but when it comes down to it, a Zorro game will always need loads of these as the rest of the action boils down to Zorro on one side and a handful of villains on the other (more if they are especially incompetent).

Looks like I was a little rusty. Luckily, I documented all the colours used (and mixed) to represent the different textures, so I had something to fall back on. The dark grey seems to have gone a little glossy over time, might have to consider getting a matt varnish for the lot of them.

A little group of just the peons (not including the slightly higher class civilians).

And a groupshot of everything, it became clear my display background isn't big enough anymore...

Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Dastardly Governor Rides

The Dastardly Governor returns... on a horse! A mounted version of Boot Hill Miniatures' governor figure.
It took a long time to finish this figure, not because of any inherent flaws in the sculpt, but because I really really dislike painting horses. It didn't help that when I was finally ready to mount him on the pin I prepared before painting, it no longer wanted to fit, so he's not sitting straight on the horse. Grmmbl. Anyway, here he is:

Mounted and dismounted version:

And since I've done it all the other times, another group shot of all the figures so far.

Sunday, October 7, 2012

The Dastardly Governor

The dastardly governor and his trusty cane (though he hides something a little more reliable behind his back just in case). While turning a blind eye to Monastario's excesses (when he is not, in fact, instigating them in the first place), the governor keeps up an amiable front during his public appearances and his dealings with the Don's. It is whispered a large portion of the ever increasing taxes end up lining his pockets, though it is a dangerous matter to utter such accusations in public. The figure is made by Boot Hill Miniatures and a mounted version is to follow.

Group shots:

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Off To The Market...

Another civilian taking the fruits of his labour to the market and hoping he won't get robbed by bandits or tax collectors on the way back. The figure is another civilian from the Perry Miniatures Carlist War range. The small cactus is from the Pegasus plastic set.

And another groupshot, I'll probably need a bigger backdrop soon...

Sunday, September 23, 2012

The Capitan

An unparallelled swordmaster from Spain, the Capitan was secretly hired by the Commandante to pose as a masked hero for justice and gain Zorro's confidence in order to deliver him in the hands of the authorities. But Monastario may have gotten more than he bargained for as faced with the reality of the Commandante's oppression and the true nature of the "bandit" Zorro, the Capitan's innate sense of justice will make him question where his true loyalties should be...

The Capitan is a not-Zorro produced by Brigade Games, under the name "El Capitan". It can be found in the Western range. The small cactus on the base is from the Pegasus small cacti set. There are a few differences from the normal Zorro costume (the sleeveless vest instead of a cape), but the figure is too nice not to find a place for.

The background for the Capitan was taken from a storyline from the 1981 "The New Adventures of Zorro" cartoon. The character in that story was named "Mario", but I prefered to call him "The Capitan" in my interpretation of the character.

And a groupshot with all the painted models so far (my display board mock-up is starting to get crowded)...

The Spanish Envoy

Word has reached Spain that trouble is brewing in the Pueblo of Los Angeles. A special envoy is sent to deal with it. A cultured diplomat and veteran soldier, he'll present a challenge to our hero's Don Diego and Zorro alter egos alike.

The figure is from Perry Miniatures' Carlist War range.

More Peons

Two more Foundry peons. Not much to say, other than that the eyes on the one that's hunched over seem too big now that I see them at larger than life size. I will have to slightly touch them up.

And a group shot of all the civilians so far (mix of Foundry and Perry miniatures).