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Gary L. Bratton, Trail Boss, American West 1880 - Series 77 Miniatures (Released 1984)

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by KenBoyle, Sep 29, 2020.

  1. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Gary L. Bratton, Trail Boss, American West 1880

    Series 77 Miniatures (Released 1984)

    After a 3 month dry spell I'm back to painting and finishing something. Thank God! My thanks to Franck on the forum for giving me a little push by commenting to me in a recent post asking "Any new western adventure in the cooking?". It helped get me back in the saddle again, so to speak. :) Thanks, my friend! (y) My wife also thanks you as she thinks my mental health has definitely improved. ;)

    The figure is an old Series 77 release that stands up well, even by today's standards. It is, of course, in my favorite period (hence Franck's question) and I only made a few minor tweaks. The hat's brim was perfectly flat and needed to look a little more "used", so I simply bent it a bit. Then I added a bit more hair to his forehead using Green Stuff putty because it somehow felt right. Finally I added the chin cord to his hat. Its windy on the plains folks! :rolleyes:

    As usual it was painted entirely in acrylics with a simple base made of Magic-Sculpt.

    Thanks for looking, take care and stay safe.

    Ken
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  2. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    This is one the nicest version of this classic figure I have seen
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  3. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Matt. I appreciate the comment. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  4. misfit151 A Fixture

    First class job Ken....cracking...(y). Mike
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  5. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Glad your back in the saddle, superb painting mate.
    Very nice leatherwork.
    Stay safe.
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  6. bucsfan21 Well-Known Member

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    Awesome piece of work Ken! Love the old Series 77 Western from Pat Bird! Like your choice of colors as well on the shirt, hat, chaps, and bandana(y) . Also liked the way you pulled of the face. Also one of the best painted offerings of this kit in my time in the hobby! Thanks for sharing your work! :)

    Terry Martin-Member of the Atlanta Military Figure Society of Atlanta, GA
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  7. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mike, Terry and Bob! It was a fun figure even if it took me a while to finish. o_O

    Cheers,
    Ken
  8. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Wonderful paintwork again Ken

    Mobo
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  9. Wings5797 A Fixture

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    WOW! Superb work Ken
    10/10 Sir.
    Cheers
    Keith
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  10. Tecumsea PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Lovely work ken on a classic figure, so much of pat birds work stands the test of time and originated from the hands of a sculptor rather than a computer screen.

    Keith
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  11. winfield Active Member

    Without a doubt the best of the many versions of this oldie I have seen. That Winchester! That looks like it could go into the gun safe right now~!
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  12. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mobo and Keith! Very kind of you.

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  13. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Keith and Steve! My love for Pat's Series 77 figures never ceases and I enjoy painting them to a higher standard than I was capable of back in the day. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  14. Len K. Active Member

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    I love these Series 77 kits. I have a bunch of them. After seeing your superb I work pulled a few off the shelf and I’m putting them together. Thanks for the inspiration.
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  15. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    Fantastic piece of paintwork Ken, another classic figure well realised. The face reminds me of a cousin of mine.
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  16. franck edet A Fixture

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    I'm very very pleased to see a new one from you Ken, it reminds me of my youngness when we we're used to watch westerns on the TV set at home on fridays.

    regarding painting : this is really great painting and the leather looks like leather, not overdone, not trashed, just like real well maintained used leather !

    congrats, and thanks for the good words Ken :)
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  17. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That's fantastic Len! Your 90mm Andrea Cowboy was beautiful! I'd love to see some Series 77 from you.

    Cheers,
    Ken
  18. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Chris! Say hello to your cousin for me. ;)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  19. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Franck! Likewise, I grew up watching westerns on TV and still love the genre.

    Also, every word I said was true. Stay safe my friend. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  20. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    Will do, Ken.

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