Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Copplestone Castings Urban Cowgirls

These five 28mm scale figures have been in my collection for many years now but it is only quite recently that I got round to painting them. They are from the Copplestone Castings set FW33 Urban Cowgirls from the Future Wars range of figures. Sadly, I haven't got round to naming any of them yet, which is an oversight on my part.
 The first three ladies in this set are all armed with six-shot revolvers and could possibly fit in with a 19th Century Wild West setting. At the far left of the group, dressed in purple hat, neckerchief and trousers is a pretty brunette, wielding a pair of revolvers. She has been sculpted in a walking pose.
Next to her is a blonde, showing off a lot of cleavage. Well, if you've got it, flaunt it! Her right hand rests on the butt of her holstered revolver, whilst her left hand rests on her hip. She is also slowly walking forward. Her clothing is more in keeping with a contemporary setting. 19th Century women did not wear mini-skirts.
In the centre of the group is the lady in pink. Her frilled dress shows off a lot of leg. Oddly enough, although she is holding a revolver, she doesn't have a holster for it. I guess she just tucks it in her belt when she isn't using it. If I had to nominate one of these as the group leader it would be this young woman. Her costume makes her stand out from the crowd.
The final two figures are dressed similarly in denim jeans and denim crop tops. The figure second from the right is armed with a holstered revolver and a 9mm sub-machine gun that looks like a Heckler and Koch MP5. Her Stetson rests on her back.
The last figure in line is a bbw (big beautiful woman, which I always thought stood for big-breasted woman). This figure certainly has big boobies and shows an impressive cleavage. She is armed with a holstered revolver and a pump-action shotgun, possibly a Franchi SPAS12.
Okay, so these are a bit different to your usual bunch of survivors or gangers, but I can still see them working in a post-apocalypse setting, especially one set in or around Texas. At a pinch you could use them in a traditional Wild West setting, although the lass with the SMG would have to have her firearm swapped for something more appropriate. I like this set and as usual, Mark Copplestone shows a deft hand in his sculpting of the female form.
This set of five figures costs £8.50 from the Copplestone Castings webstore.

32 comments:

  1. Yehaw. Giddy Up cowboy. I do like them all. Maybe it's my name that sways me towards them.

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    1. Ha, ha, what's not to like, Clint? I've always enjoyed Wild West skirmish gaming. I used to game with 54mm scale figures and scenery but I'd love to get into 28mm scale Wild West gaming. When Carl Stoelzel brings out his Wild West range of card buildings I'm going to find it next to impossible not to get involved.

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  2. Nice rack...Erm pack....

    Mary Lou, Sweet Suzi, Miss Bell, Lady Trigger....The names for them should be easy to find.

    Nice review once again my friend.

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    1. Oh yes, I do like your names, Johnny. Can I "borrow" them? Oh, and I agree with you about the rack!

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    2. Ofcourse you may! Hmm...Only 4.... How about naming the last with the shotgun : Boomer ?

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    3. Then Boomer it is ;-)

      Un an unrelated note.... I have send you "The plague" !
      Should be arriving mid next week with a bit of luck.

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    4. Wow, thanks,Jjohnny. That is very kind of you and I shall look out for it.

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  3. Yeeeehaw!!!! Love the one in pink Bryan, very cool choice of colour.

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    1. Pink is such a girlie colour, Adam, and I think she really suits it.

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  4. Very cool stuff Bryan, I also love the one in pink, brings me back to the 90s when every one was into line dancing, now that was the worst fad ever lol

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    1. I can definitely see where you're coming from with your line-dancing comment, Shinto. I was never a fan of it either, although if I had a partner like Shania Twain (drool!) I could be tempted to take it up!

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  5. The one in pink is excellent. They make me think of "Smokey and the Bandit" and similar films; definitely more 1970s than 1870s!

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    1. Hugh, I loved the "Smokey and the Bandit" films and in a similar vein, "The Dukes of Hazzard" TV series. Daisy Duke in her hot pants was just a wet dream for many a male. And who can forget her penchant for going skinny-dipping?

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  6. This is a lovely set filled with everyday cowgirls in everyday wear. The make a grand addition to ATZ.

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    1. I totally agree with you, Robert. I'm just a bit undecided on whether to use them as gangers or survivors, although I am leaning more towards survivors.

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    2. True they could be either an evil redneck cowgirl gang or sassy survivors.

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  7. Amazing work as always. You have a way with the ladies.

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  8. Great looking set of figures its one of my favourites of the future wars range just because they are so full of character. You've brought them to life wonderfully Bryan great job!

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    1. Thanks, Simon. They are full of character and it was a real joy to paint them.

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  9. These minis have been on my "to get" list for a while. I like what you did with them!

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    1. Thanks, PS. And when you do get them, you'll have a colour scheme for them.

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  10. Good looking set and tit would be easy to contrive their inclusion in a scenario. The two girls on the right though could just as easily fit in with a biker gang.

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    1. Good observation about the two girls in denim, Joe. They could well be part of a biker gang.

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  11. I see a drive-in movie second feature in your future! Excellent job!

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  12. Being a right cowboy myself, I really admire these models.

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  13. They look like some waitresses/strippers in a Western themed club and now packing heat, lovely work Bryan!

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    1. Having been to America a few times, Fran, I certainly agree with you. Mind you, I never saw any strippers but I did see a fair few sexy waitresses.

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