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Here is a PDF catalog with photos of all the minis, categorized by unit type in an easy-to-access manner.
A FREE PDF TO HELP YOU FIGURE OUT WHICH PACKS YOU NEED FOR THE UNITS YOU ARE TRYING TO BUILD!
UPDATED JUNE 2014
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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.
August 9, 2014
The aforementioned releases are 28mm, not 40mm. I had accidentally placed them in the 40mm section of the catalog! Sorry for the confusion.
Another thing I noticed; although I had intended to make them a bit larger, in fact I succeeded in making them the same size as the rest of the line. Oh well, go figure (no pun intended)!
July 28th, 2014
Two new 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. I happen to think they're some of the best sculpts I've ever done, and I've carefully made them a hair larger to blend with the newer lines of figures, but not so large as to look out-of-place with the rest of my line:
More 1812 releases coming soon.
July 18th, 2014
The summer always takes a bite out of my production schedule, but we all need a vacation sometime, don't we?
I'm readying some new releases for later this month:
Bar-Room Brawlers (28mm Old West)
Kentucky Mounted Militia, dismounted/skirmish with and without command
US Light Artillery
And several new releases are coming from TCL (about which I am sworn to secrecy!)
Have a great weekend,
June 26th, 2014
New 1812 releases today!
If you want to do the Battle of New Orleans, you will already find units from the battle in Knuckleduster's collection: the Sutherland Highlanders, frontier militiamen, British regulars, mounted officers, etc. Today you can add to that list the Free Men of Color. Two packs are available: line and command. They are dressed in civilan clothes which have been given many martial touches. This unit served with distinction, and was almost entirely African-American, the exception being senior officers.
In other news, I have just received a new order of TCL buildings; they are fresh, and still have that "new saloon" smell, so order them while supplies last!
All the best,
OLD NEWS ITEMS
A new release from TCL today; a tall plank fence to enclose your back lots.
It features a gate which can be constructed open or closed, four corner pieces, and enough straight wall sections to make an enclosure that is roughly 6" x 6". Sections vary, with some having damaged boards or gaps, and the surface is engraved with realistic wood grain.
I mounted a full set of fencing to masonite to make a wagon yard (you paid to park your wagon in a safe place), and I've used parts of sets to make small enclosures between, behind, or adjacent to buildings. The enclosure above is a small freight staging area adjacent to a Wells Fargo building.
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Did you ever have one of those days . . .
When you were the guy on the first story? Getting in on the ground floor isn't always a good thing!
In case you're wondering why it's been so quiet at Knuckleduster, it's because April was convention month for me; I exhibited at Adepticon and Little Wars in the Chicago area, and I've been catching up on some contract mold-making and sculpting. I'll be rigging armatures for some new Knuckleduster sculpts in the next week and I'll have some new releases next month.
I'm also spending more and more time with digital design. If you've seen my stoves or the piano set, you'll know that I've begun creating some items using 3D sculpting software. Both Old West and 1812 product lines will benefit from the work I'm doing right now, Here's a little teaser:
Today I work on adding texture and detail to this wheel which I constructed from basic shapes yesterday. Next week I'll finish the mystery object that will be connected to it!
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).
Be sure to visit Knuckleduster's blog pages for photos, articles, modeling tips, work-in-progress (greens), and anything else I think you might find interesting . . .
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