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PAINTING GUIDE FOR THE OLD WEST
This re-enactor's clothing company has an extensive online catalogue with photos that will help you paint your Old West miniatures with historical accuracy (the skill that separates us from apes).
Knuckleduster manufactures 28mm War of 1812 wargame miniatures, as well as 28 and 40mm Old West figures. All of our products are cast in lead-free pewter, which costs a bit more to make and sell, but provides our customers with an extremely safe and durable material to work with (and who can put a price on peace of mind?).
All figures are sculpted and all samples are painted by Forrest Harris.
September 15, 2014
A new 1812 release today.
Some of the US artillery units were designated as Light Artillery, and wore uniforms that were a bit more elaborate than their cousins in the foot artillery. Here are six artillery crewmen for your Monday afternoon:
The uniforms featured three rows of buttons and braid, and a cylindrical shako with a side plume was worn long after the leather Tombstone shako was adopted. To round out the uniform, tassled hussar boots were worn rather than gaiters.
September 1, 2014
Two 1812 releases today!
The Kentucky Mounted Militia did a lot of fighting dismounted at the Battle of the Thames, and now you can have figures to match!
The first pack are dismounted militiamen in their distinctive hunting shirts, round hats, and rifles. They are also wearing spurs, which I thought was a nice reminder that they are, in fact, cavalrymen.
The second pack includes an officer, bugler, flagbearer, and a horseholder with a horse to mark the position of their mounts when they dismount for battle.
Next up for 1812: US light artillery.
July 28th, 2014
Two new 28mm Old West releases today!
first is a set of barroom brawlers. If you're like me, chances are that
the page in your rule book that has the melee rules is like new; never
been opened! In a town full of Winchesters and Peacemakers, who's going
to start throwing punches? I know of at least one rule set that
instructs everyone to leave their pistolas at the bar and have a good
The second release today was inspired by Bob Boze Bell's books; his illustrated histories remind us that bad guys have changed very little in the years since the Old West was in flower. They were then, and are now a load of dirty, degenerate, ne'er-do-wells. Rare was a character like Black Bart with his poetry or Wild Bill with his flamboyant dress. Here is a passel' of Bad Men.
More 1812 releases coming soon.
Here is the most magnificent of TCL's creations to date, a giant saloon. This beast measures 12" x 12", large enough for a gunfight or bar-room brawl to take place entirely within its walls. It features everything you would want in a high-class joint; two levels with interior detailing all around, balconies inside and out, two staircases, walls, tables, a bar, a stage, and all made from TCL's rugged plywood. The scale is just right for the larger saloons; big enough for a faro game, pool table, cancan dancers, and a fancy bar.
I've taken the extra step of creating Victorian wallpaper, sized with TCL's buildings in mind. This is a free download available here:
I'll leave this photo posted until I find a better place for it. The figure in the center of each group of figures is a Knuckleduster 1812 figure. The 28mm Old West figure line is slightly smaller than the 1812 line, so this photo is useful only for comparisons between our 1812 figures and other Napoleonic figures (unfortunately I don't have any Old Glory figures handy).
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