Being without my computer for ten days was a major bummer, but on the plus side it did allow me to spend a heck of a lot of time on my gaming hobby. I've been painting lots of Wild West figures as well as making buildings and scenery for my upcoming Weird and Wild West projects. I mentioned in a recent Monthly Musings that I had received over 100 figures for the Black Scorpion Tombstone Kickstarter project. I also already had quite a few other Tombstone figures that I'd bought before the Kickstarter began. With so many figures to paint, I decided I had to make a start on getting them painted. Let me just say right from the start that I absolutely love the Black Scorpion range of resin-cast Tombstone figures. The detail on them is amazing and they are simply a joy to paint. In this post I'm going to concentrate on some of the Lawmen figures, starting off with the Earp brothers and their good friend, "Doc" Holliday.
At the far right is Sheriff Harrison Coburn, who is actually from the Black Scorpion Collectors range and not the Tombstone range. He is ambidextrous. He has a Knife tucked in his left boot and he carries a 12g Scattergun in his left hand. The long-barrelled pistol held in his right hand is a .45 Colt Buntline Special with its 12" long barrel. The gun was allegedly used by Wyatt Earp, but there is hardly any evidence to show that this was true. Fans of old Western films may remember that Colonel Douglas Mortimer (played by Lee Van Cleef) used one in the film, For a Few Dollars More (see picture below).