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Monday, 3 November 2014

Los Chicos

Here's the male counterpart to Los Chicas of my last post.
Once more they are from the now unavailable gangster range from Obelisk Miniatures that I got from Black Cat Bases and all that's missing from the complete set is the accompanying dog.

I like these figures a lot and hardly do justice to them with my inept painting skills

They do loosely follow some form of gang colours, dependent upon what clothese they are portrayed as wearing.
He's probably the best armed of the lot with some form of machine pistol.


The "knife-fighter" is the least well-armed of all this set and has only the barest gang-related "colours".
With his jeans and vest he could just about be employed as a bandito in a western game.

Trainers, loose fitting shirt over a vest, cargo-pants (?), and bandana, in my mind typifies an urban ganger. (I do think though that I've probably been influenced unduly by TV and Hollywood.
He carrying the archetypical urban heavy weapon an ID 10 T pump-action shotgun.



Another figure that hardly bears any resemblance to the rest of the gang save for him wearing a white vest and opting for black "sweats" rather then the pants of the others.
He too is relatively lightly armed, with a baseball bat, but I'm sure he is meant to be holding another weapon such as a pistol behind his back. Unfortunately the poor molding coupled with my crap attention to detail meant he never did get a second weapon.
For some reason the photographer (who is on a last warning) missed taking a frontal single photograph of the final figure in the group.
The reason he is in such a strange pose is that he's the one meant to be holding the dog at bay (it's either a Mexican Spitz or a Bitzer) - the dog does actually come with an attachable leash too !
He is armed with a pistol and rounds of the relative light and diverse firepower of these chaps.




Next week I'll be once more showing another gang of five from this range - the Bikers, so that's it then once more except to say, as always, that your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.

26 comments:

  1. Great additions to the crew. I can see these fitting in very well with the Chicas and becoming a powerful latin gang.

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    1. Thanks Clint, with these the hispanic gang is indeed complete.

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  2. These and their female counterparts make a nice sized Latino gang. They look good, Joe.

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    1. Thanks Bryan, in a skirmish game I think 10 figures is more than enough for a single player.

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  3. Good job Joe!
    These and the girls should rule their turf in your ATZ adventures.

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    1. Thanks Bob, but they only get to rule bits to rule that " the mob" let them.

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  4. They look like they wont take any crap from zombies :-)

    Obelisk Miniatures... I still regret not getting any of the Chinese Tong figures before they closed down :-(

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    1. Thanks Shelldrake, I know the feeling, I couldn;t think of any uses for the Tong figures when I bought these, but now.... well that's another story.

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  5. Great job Joe, such a shame about Black Cat Bases though.

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    1. Thanks Michael, though being clear, it's only the Obelisk Minitaure line that BCB no longer have, afaik BCB are still active with their other lines (including the rather good "Lovecraftian" figures !

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    2. That's interesting to know as I thought BCB had folded as they don't reply to my emails regarding an order placed back in March. I knew that things hadn't been great with them, so was reluctant to jump up and down fearing the worst.

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    3. Hmm, I know they did have problems as was posted in their News, but I did think that they were getting back to trading as before, sans Obelisk.

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  6. Good job and "Las Chicas" too!

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    1. Thanks HW, they fit the bill nicely

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    1. Thanks Simon but they'll not win any
      prizes

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  9. It's always useful to have more low lives, isn't it? They could be used individually as thugs or all together as a somewhat scary gang.

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    1. Yep, you're spot-on C6, like most of my figures they'll be multi-purpose

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  10. They are great additions, Joe. I'm looking forward to see them cause trouble in your campaign (that you should play again by now! :P)
    As for the guy with his hand behind his back, he seems to be pulling it out from behind his pants, but you can't actually see much of the weapon as it's covered by his shirt. They really are very well sculpted when you spot all the little details!

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    1. Thanks Mattyoo, I may well use them in a staight-forward shooting match to test-play my revised shooting rules (they only use d6's now). I particularly like them for their low (ish) firepower.

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  11. Nice work there Joe.I think that you have made the figures with a lot of character.They will look great on the gaming-table.Keep up the good work my friend. :)

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    1. Thanks Ptr, much appreciated, I do like these thought they won't win any painting competitions

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  12. I believe Gangsters vs Zombies is a film. You should review it for us.

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    1. Thanks for that BC, but I've never seen it !

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