Andrea's 54mm Wyatt Earp

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    Andrea's 54mm Wyatt Earp

    Post  Ray on Mon Dec 02, 2013 11:27 pm

    This is what I'm going to paint for a "decent quickie" lol! 






    Andrea Miniatures 54mm Wyatt Earp, during the Most Famous gunfight of the Wild West.......OK Corall, Tombstone County, Arizona  October 26, 1881......
    Participants were the Earl brothers Virgil, Morgan, and Wyatt Earp, and Doc Holliday vs. Tom and Frank McLaury, Billy and Ike Clanton.....

    Here is some background information courtesy of Wikipedia cheers 

    The Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was a gunfight that took place at about 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26, 1881, in Tombstone, Arizona Territory, and is generally regarded as the most famous gunfight in the history of the American Old West. The gunfight, believed to have lasted only about thirty seconds, was fought between the outlaw Cowboys Billy Claiborne, Ike and Billy Clanton, and Tom and Frank McLaury, and the opposing town Marshal Virgil Earp and his brothers Assistant Town Marshal Morgan and temporary lawman Wyatt, aided by Doc Holliday designated as a temporary marshal by Virgil. Ike Clanton and Billy Claiborne ran from the fight unharmed, but Ike's brother Billy Clanton was killed, along with both McLaurys. Lawmen Virgil and Morgan Earp were wounded. Wyatt Earp and Doc Holliday came through the fight unharmed. The fight has come to represent a time in American history when the frontier was open range for outlaws opposed by law enforcement that was spread thin over vast territories, leaving some areas unprotected.

    The gunfight was not well known to the American public until 1931 when author Stuart Lake published what has since been determined to be a largely fictionalized biography, Wyatt Earp: Frontier Marshal, two years after Earp's death.[1] Lake retold his story in a 1946 book that director John Ford developed into the movie My Darling Clementine.[1] After the movie Gunfight at the O.K. Corral was released in 1957, the shootout came to be known by that name. Since then, the conflict has been portrayed with varying degrees of accuracy in numerous Western films and books.

    Despite its name, the gunfight actually occurred in a narrow lot six doors west of the rear entrance to the O.K. Corral on Fremont Street, and also in the street. The two opposing parties were initially only about 6 feet (1.8 m) apart. About thirty shots were fired in thirty seconds. Ike Clanton filed murder charges against the Earps and Doc Holliday but they were eventually exonerated by a local judge after a 30-day preliminary hearing and then again by a local grand jury.

    On December 28, 1881, Virgil Earp was maimed in a murder attempt by the outlaw Cowboys, and on March 18, 1882, they murdered Morgan Earp. The suspects furnished solid alibis, and newly appointed Deputy U.S. Marshal Wyatt Earp took matters into his own hands during the Earp Vendetta Ride, pursued by county Sheriff Johnny Behan with warrants for the Earps' arrest. affraid 

    The only slight modification was the lengthening of the legs as Andrea produced him a bit too short & stocky Evil or Very Mad whereas Wyatt Earp was 1.83m tall, so had to add 2mm at the knee area to lengthen the figure to a more accurate 54mm Twisted Evil











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    Re: Andrea's 54mm Wyatt Earp

    Post  skyhigh on Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:58 am

    Very nice for something different........Cool 

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    Re: Andrea's 54mm Wyatt Earp

    Post  iCocker on Tue Dec 03, 2013 8:54 am

    Mhux ahjar you start painting jew?

    Nice subject ... will look cool!

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    Re: Andrea's 54mm Wyatt Earp

    Post  slingshot392 on Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:28 am

    It's been quite a while since I've been to this or any other forum, lots to catch up on. I will definitely be watching this one. There is still debate among descendents and historians over what really started the fight and who started the gunfight. He even ended up in Hollywood in his later years, Westerns were hugely popular from the 30s through the 50s and even into the 60s.

    You'll have to check his age at the time, it seems like Andrea made him look a little old for the time?

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    Re: Andrea's 54mm Wyatt Earp

    Post  Ray on Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:49 pm

    He was ready just in time for the Expo & collected by his Owner  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil 

    Used Andrea Colours for the clothing while Vallejo's were used for the flesh & leather parts  Cool

    Hat... Black + Confederate Grey  Suspect

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    Coat... Black + Ochre  Suspect

    "Ready State" pics are taken with my newly bought DigiCam FujiFilm FinePix S3300 so bear with me until (when?) I get the hang of it or at least try to  lol!

















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    Re: Andrea's 54mm Wyatt Earp

    Post  Ray on Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:33 pm

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    Making the pic smaller in resolution/dimension maybe it works  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad  Evil or Very Mad 

    If the cross appears STILL....Good Night & see you tomorrow  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil  Twisted Evil 



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    Re: Andrea's 54mm Wyatt Earp

    Post  bcauchi on Wed Mar 05, 2014 5:25 pm

    Brilliant Ray, i love him, what an unusual subject and the setting is great. I can picture him in the middle of a dust filled street in one of those cowboy towns we see on tv. Great work!! You can almost smell the dust.

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    Re: Andrea's 54mm Wyatt Earp

    Post  Ray on Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:32 pm

    bcauchi wrote:Brilliant Ray, i love him, what an unusual subject and the setting is great. I can picture him in the middle of a dust filled street in one of those cowboy towns we see on tv.  Great work!!  You can almost smell the dust.

    Cheers Bri  cheers cheers cheers 

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