02/16/2009

The Stagecoach

"La diligence", with the famous driver Hank Bully. Another great model (with some work) from the Editions Atlas range. This one required a few modifications prior to repainting to bring it to the next level. Unlike the original comic and the Pixi version of the stagecoach, the Atlas model comes with only two horses (picture at the bottom of this post), which just won't do. So I cannibalised a second model (I kept the bits I didn't need to use in a future chariot conversion) to make room for two more horses. The extra horses themselves got a slight repositioning of the heads so that they wouldn't look identical and some greenstuff to the manes and tails.

The coulour scheme for the coach ended up looking rather different from the Atlas paintjob. It's in fact a cross between the cover of the comic and an image of a real stagecoach I found online.

stagecoach

stagecoach_sides

stagecoach_top

Pictures of the original Atlas paintjob and comparison (after-before) for the driver):

stagecoach_before

stagecoach_driver

 

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02/09/2009

The Preacher

Nowhere like the lawless Wild West to do some serious preaching. This grim looking figure comes from the Editions Atlas stable and is a simple repaint (mostly black).

priest_sides

A comparison with the original, showing what dofference a simple highlight can make.

priest_before_after

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The Bartender

What's an Old West town without a saloon and you can't have one without a bartender. Another fine model from the Editions Atlas range. This one's a three part model. I stuck with the bright colours of the official Atlas paintscheme as it works for these comic book figures. I didn't give him any sideburns  as they weren't sculpted on.

barrman_sides

A comparison with the original paintjob.

barman_before_after

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