Sunday, February 19, 2017

'West' from DaveD: Viva Zapata!

When I saw the West bonus round I though I would have a couple of things I could do for it. I decided on this one when I opened my Xmas presents and found another wonderful 54mm casting by Andrea miniatures of an Old West era Mexican.

As a number of you will know I have a collection of these 54mm cowboys by Andrea Miniatures from Spain. They are great to paint. This one had such a dynamic pose too. I challenged myself getting some facial hair and 5 o clock shadow on as well. I even had to resort to the magnifying headset to paint the bottle label.







Emiliano Zapata Salazar was a leading figure in the Mexican Revolution, the main leader of the peasant revolution - so Viva Zapata!

13 comments:

  1. The trousers and facial hair on this figure are just sooo well done, I could never get such thin and constant lines like these, Viva Don Dave!

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  2. Viva indeed! Beautiful work Dave :)

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  3. Bloody excellent - well done Dave.

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  4. Striped trousers always get my vote.

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  5. Beautifully executed figure Dave - and a nice change from camels as well :-)

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  6. Excellent work, so many cool little details. Well done!

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  7. Very nice work and the trouser strips really add to the effect.

    Christopher

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  8. cheers all... I DID enjoy this one

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  9. I'll sneak in under the wire to say that this was an absolutely terrific entry Dave. So much to admire. The shadow of the beard, the striped trousers, sombrero's edging, the detail on the bottle... Beautiful work. Bravo!

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