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rob polymathsw Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2019 7:24 a.m. PST

I recently finished a commission for some 28mm Californian Frontier Miners. They were such fun to paint!

Check out the blog for more photos and a write up of the painting: link





WarWizard09 Aug 2019 7:36 a.m. PST

Excellent posts and great paint jobs.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2019 7:38 a.m. PST

Nicely done!! what is the manufacturer of the figures?

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP09 Aug 2019 8:12 a.m. PST

Beautifully painted.

They look like our state highway workers. Everybody standing around holding a tool, talking and pointing, but nobody actually working :)

Cerdic09 Aug 2019 9:57 a.m. PST

Extrabio1947…. sounds like you're one up on us. British road workers are invisible. Just miles and miles and miles of deserted, coned-off road…

The paint jobs on those figures are lovely, by the way!

tayerigonz09 Aug 2019 12:51 p.m. PST


Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2019 4:44 a.m. PST

Cerdic sounds like the us interstate highways but with lots of signs say Fines doubled for speeding in a work area

HMS Exeter Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2019 5:20 a.m. PST

My first Historicon was the first "long" driving trip I ever made. As a noob driver 85 miles seemed towering.

Coming north out of Maryland on 83 I get to the Pennsylvania line. Back in the day, PA had this huge sign that listed the fines for speeding, ramping up depending on how much you went over. I thinks to myself, "self, these folks are serious about this."

What I don't know is how awful and perpetual road work in in PA. So, in no time we're down to to lane at 55. Only to find PA driver's have no intention of doing 55. In my 82 Sentra, I'm struggling not to get run over at 70. I'm revving so much HP into speed I have to forego AC unless I'm going downhill.

I was never so glad as when I was finally able to get off on to 30.

When I went up this year,…the roadwork is worse, but just around York.

HMS Exeter Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2019 5:21 a.m. PST

Also, whose figs?

Cerdic10 Aug 2019 6:57 a.m. PST

Wackmole…yeah, we have Average Speed cameras. I dunno if you have them in the US but they work by recording EVERY licence plate that goes past them. As the cameras are a known distance apart, if you trigger the next one too soon you will be getting a speeding fine in your post.

Still, it is quite amusing watching the odd idiot who doesn't understand the meaning of the word 'average', slowing down for each camera then speeding up again…

HMS Exeter Supporting Member of TMP10 Aug 2019 1:44 p.m. PST

We have speed cameras in the US, but they are radar technology. For a time, the police were leaving police cruisers along the highways in "faux speed traps.". The cars were real, but the police personnel inside were mannequins.

It wasn't long until people caught on and there was a booking trade in stolen police dummies.

Wackmole9 Supporting Member of TMP11 Aug 2019 4:33 a.m. PST

We have a local city that truly hates cars. Every corner has stoplight cameras. cross the light by evan a inch, you get a nice ticket. They have lined all the roads with concrete barriers between lanes (allow a middle bike lane)
So you can only turn left or right at intersections. Amazingly all the business in the middle of the street are going out of business.

rob polymathsw Supporting Member of TMP13 Aug 2019 6:15 a.m. PST

Thanks for all the comments guys, glad you like them!

The figures are from Badger Games, although I'm not too sure what the exact manufacturer is…

Interesting to see the discussion on modern roads and their short comings, and how the Miners inspired such ideas! :D

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