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Monday, 7 August 2017

Village Mob (1)

Eight of the villagers' pack.
Putting aside the "Jimland" project for the moment I've been busily trying to finish off painting one of my recent purchases - the pack of Old Glory Villagers .
The pack contains 15 figures. in the usual OG style, (save that their heads are not twisted in various ways) with six poses.
I've finished (as far as I'm concerned) eight figures from the pack whilst the remaining seven are in the 95% finished category.
All would have been finished off, but as always real-life intervenes - hospital visits family etc.
The three club-men going to the riot
  Whilst the poses don't lend easily to conversion some small variety can be achieved as shown with the figures in the photograph on the left.
The original figure armed with a club is on the left and has had his beret removed.
The other two figures have had the club 'converted' into a make-shift sword and a cleaver.



Marching away from the riot 
Rear view for those that like that sort of thing
Extra photo to pad out the post.
Three forking mobsters

The three chaps with pitchforks in the photograph on the left have had no 'conversion' except for the chap in the centre that has had his cap removed to add a little variety.







The three forkers again (*yawn)

And their rear view (By popular (?) request)
Finally for this week's post here is the only female sculpt in the pack I bought.
They're armed with what is either a hoe or an adze, though I'm open to other suggestions.
Had there been a third figure I'd have probably filed off the mop-cap to make have one with flowing hair (the hussy!).
The figures are very much early to late 18th century figures  and would easily fit in a lot of periods and genres, from London riots to the French Indian wars (as settlers) as well as the use I'll put them to in my Caribbean Pirate setting.
At £1.20 a figure they're great value for money too!



The females' rear view (ooh err missus)
In other news, I have been making a little progress on the star fort base, but polystyrene take forever to glue!

That's it then for this week, thanks for taking the time to look and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.

20 comments:

  1. Wxcellent looking mob!
    great work sir!

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    1. Thank you MIchal, much appreciated

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  2. Nice going, Zab! The gals with the hoes look like they could take care of themselves without any problem.

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    1. Thanks Jay. Hoes with hoes indeed!

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  3. These look perfect Joe, a thoroughly determined bunch.

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    1. Thanks Michael, I doubt they'll be that determined when faced with muskets!

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  4. They're not bad figures, them. And the conversions work a treat. What are they, Mag's or Black Cats? Definitely be a brawl if there's a mix of both! If you find a Quaker model, in suitable hat, (for Darlington) you'll have yer'sel a three-way derby.

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    1. Thanks Roy , I agree that whilst not the best sculpts ever they're better than average imo.
      I reckon they'd not be avocates of the pig's bladder though.

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  5. I like these Joe. They'd be great additions to my Monmouth army!

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    1. Thanks Ray, I new someone would find yet another uuse for them. Possibly Donnington too ?

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  6. Great looking group Joe and the conversions have worked really well to give them a more irregular look. The choice of colours and your brushwork finish the job off nicely!

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    1. Thanks WA.I 'm quite happy how they turned out even though I hate painting irregulars!

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  7. Nice work Joe, full of character!

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    1. Thanks dGG, I think they've got some good points too.

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  8. Lovely looking mob. They turned out rather good.

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    1. Thanks Brummie, I'm pleased with them too and the rest of the mob is now all but finished.

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  9. That is an unruly mob! makes me think I should get my peasants done double quick. Terrific mate.

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    1. Thanks Clint, the remainder of the mob is also done and looks pretty good imo en-masse. For the price you can't go wrong and they can be so useful in all sorts of games.

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  10. Good looking, useful mob, nice variation.
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, I think I'l make good use of them.

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