Sunday, 12 August 2012

Westwind Empire of The Dead Gentlemen Faction

After selling a large chunk of my Space Marines stuff. This Is what I sunk the cash back into this fantastic boxed set from West Wind Productions for there new Empire of The Dead line.



This boxed set contains eight 28mm scale Victorian Gentlemen armed with a nice variety of weapons from pistols, sword (sword sticks) and a few rifles. They arrived very well packed in a nicely detailed box. They are nicely detailed not to much to be fiddly but just the right amount.

Very minimal flash or moldlines were to be found. They come with 8 30mm lipped bases and you even get a smoking pipe to attach to one of your figures. (not used mine yet)

Here is the first five that i've painted up so far. Love the pose on this chap as well as his pistol it has a brass knuckle grip to it.


What better to kill a vampire than with a Hammer and a bag of stakes! Nice open pose on this chap.


This next chap is armed with a sword and pistol and wears a face mask to hide his true identity.

 Next chap has some long range fire power for the group, sporting a rifle and knife. I attempted to do a striped scarf on this chap.

Another Gent with revolver and sword very nice pose, I like the cross on the chain that holds his cloak round his neck.



The remaining three are WIP as I post as well the N'ver do wells from Foundry and the new Empire of the Dead Holmes and Watson.




35 comments:

  1. What an excellent set of figures. Did the figures come with those paving stone base inserts or did you scratchbuild them? If you did make them, you've done a very good job.

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    1. Thanks Bryan. I made them myself just smoothed over milliput then use a wet sharp knife to make the lines for the slabs. I used like a putty shaper on the first few (Sir Theo) but the gaps where to big.

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  2. Great painting! Especially the bearded chap at the top.

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    1. Cheers the Bearded chap at the top is my favourite from the set.

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  3. Great work indeed. Love the models, and you did them justice!

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    1. Cheers, They are all great figures looking forward to getting (when I have the cash) the Vampyie Clan. There are some bobbies and Le Strade coming soon from some sneak peeks that i've scene as well as some robed monks with firearms

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  4. A great paintjob on them there sir, you have brought out the character of them. I have to say they look mighty fine figures.

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    1. Thanks mate. They are really nicely proportioned as well. I'm hoping they do some more figures with there outlandish wargear thats listed.

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  5. You are tempting me sir. I do *NOT* need another genre to game in... My wife would just kill me. These are fantastic!

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    1. LOL cheers thats what I said before I started with 7TV and now this!

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  6. Ok... so the last two remind me of Jack the Ripper... I dunno why.. maybe it's the top hat and cape??

    Cool figures though and great paintjob once again :)

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    1. Cheers, As Johnny states below it was common gentlemen attire at the time

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  7. Top hat and cape, the most common used in that time. And Jack the ripper was a fashion diva ;-)

    Set is absolutely cool mate! It seems your painting have improved too.

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    1. Thank you kindly. Really enjoyed painting these. Again its nice to do something so different to what I'm used to.

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  8. It shows that you have enjoyed painting them. I know I was not happy with the rules, but seeing the figures has got m thinking again.... I am so fickle!

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    1. Thanks Clint. It all depends on whether you can use them for other things I suppose I intend on using them for EotD, Zombie wargaming and maybe even Strange Aeon's (Possibility).

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  9. Cracking work mate - I've been a bit cagey about these guys, but you've inspired me to get some:D

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    1. Thanks Dude. They are really nice mini's.

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  10. Great set of figures Brummie and you've done sterling work bringing them "to life"

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  11. Nice stuff. This steampunk thing is realy getting a revival. An old pal of mine wants us to restart our Bartitsu Academy again as the demand seems to be there. Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thanks never heard of that term before so had to google it! good old Holmes eh!

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  12. They really are very good Sir. I've been given one of these to have a go at and I have to say that I can't wait. Very, very tempting.

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    1. Thank you kindly. Look forward to see what you do with him sir!

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  13. Great Minis and well painted, I look forward with excitment to where this project is going to go.

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  14. Excellent work, my friend! The book and minis are lovely, and your painting does them justice!

    --Scott

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  15. Wow lots of progress! Mine aren't even based yet... :(

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  16. Excellent looking miniatures mate

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  17. Nicely done Brummie - great work on the bases

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    1. Cheers. I'm quite pleased with the bases I didn't like this style of base until I got EotD

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  18. I'm just getting into Foundry and am loving their figures. These are really nice and I love the color choices you made.

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