The photograph on the right shows three such personality figures (all Foundry IIRC) with their version of Blackbeard on the trio's left.
|"I'm Blackbeard", "No! I'm Blackbeard", "I'm Spartacus"
The photograph on the left shows another two 'Blackbeards' (How I ended up with two identical sculpts, I don't know).
The other Sculpts shown have probably all been given names of the more famous real-life pirates, such as Avery, Morgan etc. something which amuses me, but for all the wrong reasons.
|Three more "Historical" characters ?
The variations between all of these is sufficient to give a wide selection of figures that are emminently suitable as Captains for both pirate, merchant and Naval vessels.
The only thing I dislike about a lot of them (and a lot of other figures too) archetypical pistol raised in the air. Anyone who owns or has used a large pistol will know how heavy these things are and it's not generally done save for a formal duel (maybe).
|"We could be proper pirates if we had hats"
There is ample scope for figures, such as these three to be used as Governors, important passengers etc.
They wouldn't look out of place in a French-Indian war setting, the figure on the right being very 'Indian' looking imo.
|Good, bad and ugly?
The photograph on the left shows the three most historical looking in this selection.
(Sorry about the blurriness, but I blame the crap photographer )
|"Avast behind" (and a bulging front too).
From left to right we have a pantomime lead woman playing the role of a man; the typical heroine from an old black and white film of yesteryear and finally a cross between a fantasy pirate and Rambo.
These three could easily be used over a span of a hundred years or so., but if I recall correctly they were indeed in some manufacturers Pirate range. I have quite a few similarly looking Redoubt figures from their Musketeers' range (unpainted)
|"We're feckin ladies too"
The figure below I discovered also to be a female I (I believe from the Old Glory Range) though I was dubious at first as to her sex.
It was only whilst working my way through the Old Glory pirate listings that I came across the figure and realised it was female.
|"I may or may not be, I'm not sure"
That's it then for this week, next week will be the remainder of the odds and sods that haven't had their five minutes of fame, some more civilians and diverse crew that haven't been covered in a previous post.
As always your comments (and patience with this series of posts) are welcomed and appreciated.