Thursday, 28 March 2013

28mm Wild West Poker Tables and Players,.....

.......Aces and Eights or a Dead Man's Hand wins, I wasn't aware that Texas Hold Em wasn't invented/created until the early 1900's but didn't gain wider recognition until 1967 but had been seen in 1959 or that would have been my reference.

Nice set of figures from Dixon Miniatures.

The dead man's hand is credited to James Butler Hickok (Wild Bill) when he was murdered in 1876 by Jack McCall playing poker and this hand (black aces and eights, although there have many other hands stated until this one was finally credited) was retrieved later from the floor.






A quieter game........




59 comments:

  1. Nice job! Think I'd be safer joining the quiet game.

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  2. That looks like a great time - I love the smile on the fella in blue!! Well done!

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  3. these are really nice

    Ian

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  4. I like the sleeping fellow, sleeping is never to be underestimated!

    All good stuff and very nice to see.

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  5. Very nice figures with a very good painting job!
    "a quiet game" ? they are just beginning !

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  6. Very nice, love the guy having an "old mans half hour"...

    Steve

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  7. This vignette is so cool and well done on painting them Fran. The sleeping cowboy is my favorite pose as well. A game called Faro was the most commonly played game in the American West I think.

    I just bought somewhere around 60 Western Figures. I bought a vignette of a bank holdup too. I'm actually going to learn the history and the proper colours to paint them. This could be my historical period.

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    1. That's excellent Anne, from Dixon?

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    2. From Knuckleduster. They're real "old school" sculpts. I think you guys will like them. Got a gallows too.

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    3. There's a couple of nice figures in their range, a guy that looks like Robert Duvall and he's holding a hat?, got a gallows myself from Black Flag.

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  8. These last two Wild West post are really good

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  9. Nice work Fran, like everyone else, love the sleepy cowboy!

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    1. Admit it, Ray, he's based on you!

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  10. People tend to leave dead man's hands (of the poker variety) on Hickok's grave monument in Deadwood.

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  11. Nice work Fran. Those are some great figures :)

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  12. Love this type of thing Fran. Now to make it in 15MM...

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  13. No guns allowed with my poker, don't want to get shot when I cheat.

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  14. Those are great! With the ladies and now tables and poker players, your saloon should be ready for business!

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  15. Cool set Fran. I really like the dude snoozin' at the table.

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  16. Very great work Sir , great paint .
    Cheers

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  17. I love it! Well done on the paintjob.

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  18. Looking extremely lovely, Fran!

    Especially like the details on the cards and such!!!

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  19. Super work Fran, you have been very busy of late!

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  20. I actually didn't know that fact about why it's called a dead mans hand. I hope that's true because it would be pretty cool.

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  21. Hi, Generalissimo. very nice work indeed, Sir. I can't ever remembering seeing so many happy faces playing poker. Not even one frown.

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  22. Great group, but will they continue to sit and be still be as happy when the lead start flying ?

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  23. Very, very cool figures and nicely painted as always. Love the camera shots. The guy stretched out snoozing is my favorite. Best, Dean

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  24. Nice looking bunch. With your ladies it reminds me of the Last Chance Saloon T-shirt. "Liquor in the front, Poker in the rear."

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  25. A good poker game is always needed, along with piles of dough.

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  26. These are great. I love the guy with the beer raised over his head. However, after a few of those beers, I turn into the guy slumped back, taking a nap with his hat over his face...

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  27. Very nice!

    Aces and Eights! Hickock was supposedly playing draw pocker, and that does agree with the details of how the story has been told.

    Faro, which is like a very strange game of Black Jack, may have been the most popular Saloon game, but like Black Jack, you need a "house" (banker) to run the game. So poker is the better pick up game.

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  28. nice set Fran looking good as always with your painting

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  29. Man you and Ray are both really rockin' it with the detail today! Great paint job, even down to the playing cards on the table. I am impressed.

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  30. What can I say?! Great work!

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  31. What excellent sets of figures. Really great work Fran the details on tables are fab.

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  32. Lovely minis Fran !

    Greate paint job !

    best regards Michael

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  33. Lovely job! Reminds me of the saloon scene in Little Big Man.

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  34. Well done and very cool Fran!

    Christopher

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  35. Awesome Fran. they look very cool, nice little scene

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  36. Fantastic mate - right up there with the "carousing Vikings" in my collection!

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  37. hahha very nice Angry, there cool.

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  38. Great set of figs! Those Dixons have a lot of character.

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  39. Excellent! Great post Fran!
    Phil.

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  40. I like how 2 of 'em look all happy and one of them looks like a future loser.

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