Guess who already has a saloon load of projects on the go?
Guess who has just been inspired to start another one?
The other day while scouring through instagram pix of our little miniature friends I saw this –
From the one and only Migs of Ironsleet. Simple but an amazing idea.
THEN… OMG OMG OMG…
I saw this incredible post from Alex over at Leadballoony –
It didn’t take long for a little bit of wee to come out as my excitement grew and grew at the idea of doing some sort of wild west themed project.
I put it to Alex that we could do some sort of Narrative Wild West thing and call it The Good the Bad and the Ugly.
My crazed and over excited mind starting brainstorming and I cam up with this:
The Good – Lawmen using Orlocks as a base miniature.
The Bad – INSPIRED BY Alex’s post – Nexicron Bandits with ponchos etc. (Necrons and Skitarii bits.
The Ugly – Walker Pox Rangers (A play on Walker Texas Rangers but using Poxwalkers).
Needless to say I couldn’t help myself and got cracking. First I scoured the internet looking for cowboy heads/hats then I remembered… I HAVE WILD WEST EXODUS MINIS IN MY STORAGE LOCKER!!! Technically they are 1/35 scale but looking at them I saw that the heads could definitely work.
I tore open the Orlocks Box and blister packs of Wild West Exodus minis and got to work. This was at midnight last night but when creativity strikes I have to do it.
I only had two Exodus minis to play with and made these.
I need to adjust the shoulder pads a bit.
Need to adjust the shoulder pads on Henry too.
THEN, not wanting to stop, I remembered I had some “ANZAC” type heads from Victoria Miniatures so I made these three varmints.
Clayton the Trapper
Pretty simple kitbashing. I have two kits of Orlocks and plan on doing more extensive conversion work with the second lot.
I also ordered some heads from Wild West Exodus so keep an eye out for Chapeter 2.
Now, I’m no Ironsleet, Bigbossredskullz or HeresyOfUs BUT I really think this project could be a collaborative global thing. As it seems to be the year of challenges and joining in with things why not make this a “thing” haha.
I’m more than happy for someone to run the show, “Take the reigns”, but what I think, or suggest, we could do is thus:
All of us make either a warband/gang/posse for each category (Good, Bad, Ugly) OR all three then write a back story etc and post it up. With the making of the warbands lets make it fairly broad with what minis you use. You dont have to use what I’ve suggested and will be using. For instance, for those of you not into 40k, you could make/paint tradtional looking cowboys. The main thing is there needs to be the three differentiating categories.
Oh and one more final thing, they all reside in a place called Coffin Wood County.
Other than that go nuts.
I hope you all join in, in some form or another. If you’re not into making minis maybe draw something cool or write up a story etc.
Let me know whos in and your thoughts etc.
BIG thanks to Migsula and Alex for getting my creative juices flowing on this one.