Wednesday, July 4, 2012
It's you and me. Ain't that right, John?
One of my favorite scenes from a western movie is the fist fight in Young Guns. There's the set up early on when Charlie explains that he's a pugilist. Then the fight at the dance and Billy's one word line, "Pugilist," after. There's really no explaining why some things stick or become a favored memory, but there it is.
I'm wrapping up the week's projects with number five. Victorian pugilists.
I started with a couple of photos of actual fighters of the time. Frank "Paddy" Slavin and some unknown.
Then I found this incredible sculpt. I don't know the scale, but it looks like a 12-15" sketch for a larger bronze.
That really got me stoked to work on these guys. So I ended up with two Victorian pugilists in 15mm.
I'm not sure when they'll be available. I'll have these cast soon, but I may want to add more to the set. There are some boxing rules from Two Hour Wargames that would probably work well with these guys, but I'm going to dig out an old set that Ed did called Smokers. It was more for back room bare knuckle fights.