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Completed Sheriff Richard Pielin, 1880 - Series 77 90mm Metal

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by KenBoyle, Mar 9, 2020.

  1. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Sheriff Richard Pielin, Santa Fe, New Mexico Terr., 1880 - Series 77 90mm Metal

    When Pat Bird, of Series 77 miniatures, released this figure back in the 70's he named him after his friend Dick Pielin. Dick is a long time MMSI member, was editor of the Scabbard publication and is currently Editor Emeritus and Membership Chair for the MMSI. It was a tribute to Dick back then and one I will continue to honor with my painted version.

    I painted the Sheriff as a tough, no holds barred, lawman of the 1880's. He spends most of his time outdoors and the weather, sun and job has taken it's toll. Heavily sun burnt and grizzled, he still loves what he does and would choose no other life.

    The figure was not modified in any way and painted entirely with acrylics. The fence was included in the kit and I added the groundwork using epoxy putty and static grass and tufts.

    A great kit by any standards and a joy to paint.

    Thanks for looking,
    Ken

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  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Superb painting Ken, a nice kit too.
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  3. Jed Active Member

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    Superb work Ken
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  4. Chris Oldfield A Fixture

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    Nice suntanned effect, Ken - I like the leather vest & groundwork too.
    Great rendition of an old kit.
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  5. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks guys! Much appreciated. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  6. captnenglish Well-Known Member

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    Masterful painting on this classic figure
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  7. Wayneb A Fixture

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    Excellent piece and painting.....for some reason that piece rings a chord for me...oh well, maybe it was all a dream. Keep up the good work Ken.

    Wayne
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  8. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Matt! :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  9. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Wayne! For me it's a return to my childhood when westerns were king. I miss those days.:)(y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  10. clrsgt A Fixture

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    One of my favorites. Painted him for a friend many years ago. Great painting Ken.
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  11. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Wonderful paintwork, beautiful piece

    Mobo
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  12. misfit151 A Fixture

    Hi Ken...great piece....resin has its place....3d sculpting has its place....but fabulous hand sculpts last forever and never age..brill....;). Mike
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  13. Nap A Fixture

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    Agree with Mike

    I like your painting on this , the leather effects in particular and the jeans he wears ....nice simple but effective groundwork as well

    It's lovely to see your painting of the older figures

    Why not put a piece into FOTM as well ..it's for everybody

    Thanks for sharing

    Happy benchtime

    Nap
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  14. TERRYSOMME1916 A Fixture

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    Ken this was a classic series 77 kit and I am glad to say that I painted one a long time ago and still have it in my collection although I have always thought that my colour choices were a bit iffy, but you have got it just right, lovely job and great to see another oldie painted.
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  15. OldTaff PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Great work, Ken, great to see these figures...Series 77 were always popular "back in the day". I wondered where I'd seen that waistcoat before.....I have one just like it which I wear as we write! :LOL::ROFLMAO:

    Alan
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  16. Babelfish A Fixture

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    Great job, love it.

    Some Series 77 figures were let down by short legs, but some were great and this is one of the better ones that still stands up today.

    - Steve
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  17. bucsfan21 Well-Known Member

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    Ken, Excellent job on Dick Pielin! You know Pat Bird named his figures after hobby painters. Dick Pielin is/was a member of the Chicago Club. Hve not talked with Dick in years. Great guy to by the way. This is one of my favorites from The Americans Series! You did an excellent job on the Sheriff!!! The flesh tones, vest, pants, shirt, hat, gun belt. Super job Ken! What I wouldn't give to have another casting of this kit to paint! I painted one of these when it came out back in the 1980's. The idea for the figure came from a western, Border Chantry, written by Louis L'Amour. I am a big fan of the American West and love westerns. Think this is definitely one of Pat Bird's finest releases! And you did an excellent job painting the figure from the top of his stetson to the boots.(y) Excellent work! Would love to see your work on the tables at the Atlanta Show in February my friend!

    Best of Everything, Terry Martin-member of the Atlanta Military Figure Society in Atlanta, GA:)
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  18. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mike! Also a favorite of mine. Glad I finally got around to painting him.;)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  19. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mobo!

    Cheers,
    Ken
  20. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I agree wholeheartedly! Thanks Mike!

    Cheers,
    Ken

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