Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Black Scorpion Townsfolk 01

In this, the first of two posts, I'm reviewing a couple of sets of Black Scorpion 32mm scale Townsfolk from their Tombstone range of resin cast figures.
The four figures to the left are the Civilians 1 set, consisting of a miner/prospector, a store owner with broom, an elderly fat gentleman and a young lady with umbrella. I haven't named any of these yet. This set costs £9.60 for the four figures.
At the far right is a rambler and Humphrey the dog. I named the rambler as Russell Tucker, or as most folk call him, "Ole Man Tucker." He and Humphrey are inseparable, which is rather appropriate given that they are a one-piece casting. Together, they cost £4.50.
Next up are Civilians 2, which also consists of four figures -  a blacksmith, a bartender, a doctor and a middle-aged lady. This set also costs £9.60.
All of these figures are crisply sculpted and were a joy to paint. I will be using them in my Six Gun Sound games and I will name them all and give them character record cards.

22 comments:

  1. Excellent collection of townsfolk Bryan, and your brushwork has really brought out their character - every single one of them looks ready to spark off plot lines :-)

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    1. Many thanks for the kind words, Greg. I totally agree with you about sparking off plot lines from them.

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  2. Good stuff Bryan, I recognise one or two of these figures, I agree they are excellent sculpts, and as Greg says will all spark a scenario or two, or three.
    Look forward to seeing them on the table.

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    1. Thank you kindly. I certainly recognise some of these figures from your own Wild West posts. Another Wild West batrep of my own is long overdue.

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  3. Oddly enough there are 3 sets by I only have two which just happens to be the two above Bryan but mine look different from your as my painting is not as good :(

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    1. You are far too kind, Frank. Blushes! I'll be showcasing the third set of civilians along with the town watch some time next week.

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  4. Great looking townsfolk Bryan, and very nicely painted

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  5. Some great sculpted and painting there Bryan!

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  6. Wow, what an assortment of colourful characters you've assembled there, Bryan. Hard to pick a favourite, albeit the blacksmith and doctor look especially good imho. Awesome sculpts and a corking post to tempt the unwary with ;-)

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    1. Greatly appreciated, Simon. I don't know if it's clear from my photo but the doctor is checking his pocket watch, which is a nice touch.

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  7. These look amazing dude. Great job

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  8. A very nice selection of town-pokes! I am sure they will add much to your games.

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    1. Thanks, Clint. You can never have too many civilians and townsfolk.

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  9. I do like the look of the Black Scorpion models. However they're advertised as 32mm and I'm really concerned that they wouldn't fit well with pretty much any other manufacturer's offerings...

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    1. It all depends upon the manufacturer, Hugh. They are certainly very compatible with the likes of Belt Fed Miniatures, Knuckleduster Miniatures, Reaper Miniatures and Shadows of Brimstone, to name but a few.

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  10. Cracking looking citizen's Bryan they will flesh out the table nicely.

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  11. Sorry late to the party again, lovely figures Bryan, strangely I have only a couple of resin figures in my collection, mostly its metal or nothing for me, those these are lovely sculpts. Love the one with the dog best I think, though I notice the young lady has been done in "Vampy" colours coincidence??

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Oops. I almost missed your comment, Roger. It is pure coincidence that the lady in the red dress looks like Vampirella. I simply copied her colour scheme from the Black scorpion website. Still, she most certainly could double up as Vampi. Food for thought!

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