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Completed "Wild Bill" Hickok 1876 - Valiant Miniatures 54mm metal

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by KenBoyle, Mar 1, 2019.

  1. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Another oldie but goody from Valiant. I know, another guy in front of a fence! What can I say.
    Released in the 70's by Valiant, this is a decent figure but my casting had a few issues. Nothing however, that a little clean up and a some putty couldn't fix. A slight visual issue is the hat is worn really low over the right eye causing some distortion to the face. I tried to paint the eyes to reduce this problem as much as possible and I don't think the result is too bad.

    The picket fence is just some balsa wood stuck together and seemed appropriate for the period. Otherwise a very simple base.

    Don't know what's next but another oldie is my guess.:)

    Thanks for looking,
    Ken

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  2. bucsfan21 Well-Known Member

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    Ken, I well recall this figure! You did a nice job with it. And I like the picket fence backdrop. Especially like the color of the frock coat and hat! All the Best, Terry
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  3. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    That's a nice paint job Ken, ticks all the boxes for me. Thanks for sharing.
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  4. John Bowery A Fixture

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    Well done and nice backdrop also.
    Cheers
    John
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  5. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Terry!

    My bias for western figures is definitely on display here.:)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  6. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Bob!

    I have a couple of old WWI Germans on my list to do. I may follow in your footsteps and leave my comfort zone. ;)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  7. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks John! I'm trying to be a little more prolific lately and need to do some simpler figures to accomplish that. ;)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  8. misfit151 A Fixture

    Cracking job Ken....(y). Mike
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  9. Nap A Fixture

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    Hi Ken

    Blimey talk about a blast from the past !! ...Valiant eh .....remember the adverts in Military Modelling !

    Nice little figure and very nicely painted

    Wonder what other gems you have in your GA ?

    Have you painted the Andrea Custer bust ?

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap

    Put sonething into FOTM if you wish .....some great prizes
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  10. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Excellent work ,a lovely piece

    Mobo
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  11. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mike! Appreciate the comment. :)
    Cheers,
    Ken
  12. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Nap! I've definitely got more figures than I could ever paint. Some real gems and some real "not gems". :)

    I never painted the Andrea Custer but I did paint the Ft Duquesne Custer bust as a gift to my son many years ago.

    I'm working on a couple Imire Risley 76mm and series 77 oldies right now. They've got legs however. ;) I'll post later.

    Cheers,
    Ken
  13. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mobo! A fun figure!

    Cheers,
    Ken
  14. megroot A Fixture

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    Beautifull work.

    Marc
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  15. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Marc! Simple and fun. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken

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