01/25/2009

Mounted Lucky Luke

Unlike the others, this mounted version of Lucky Luke is not an Editions Atlas mini, but came from the older (and more expensive) Pixi mini range on the same theme. I got this one cheap off ebay because half of the hat and part of an ear was broken off (and missing). Paint came off much easier than with the Atlas brand and after applying some green stuff to repair the hat and ear, it was ready to go.

Lukemounted_sides_front_back

Some comparison shots next: A side by side view with the Atlas dismounted model. Good match.

lukemounted_foot

And a comparison with the Pixi paintjob, which is slightly better than the Atlas Editions one,but still can be improved upon.

lukemounted_before_after

 

Finally, a comparison of the Pixi (left) and Atlas (right) Jolly Jumper. The Atlas one is a bit heftier, but they are  close enough.

JollyJumper_comparison

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Feathers and tar

In the Lucky Luke stories, whenever a gambler is caught cheating, he gets a choice: the rope or being covered in feathers and tar and escorted to the border of the town on a piece of rail, never to return. Needless to say, most stick with the second option. This little vignette by Editions Atlas shows one of these unfortunate hustlers. I left out the sheriff's star on the feathered man (although this was taken from an actual story), as to make it a more generic crook (besides,it was badly sculpted and only vaguely resembled a star). The vignette also comes with a bucket of tar (goudron) and a sack of feathers (plumes), which were also repainted...

goudron_sides

goudron_sides2

Before being stripped and repainted, the figures looked like this:

goudron_before

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01/04/2009

Ugly Barrow and the covered wagon

Ugly Barrow is an expert wagon driver who only opens his mouth to swear. The driver and wagon are repaints of the Editions Atlas models. I'm not happy with everything about this model, but it's time to move on to the next.

chariot1_closeup

chariot1_sides

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