Thursday, 3 December 2015

Knuckleduster miniatures new 32mm Digital figures

These are a new range of figures by Knuckleduster Miniatures, digitally sculpted or should that be designed (not sure what the process is), but they are gorgeous however they're made. Advertised as 32mm but wouldn't look odd next to a lot of the 28mm figures on the market such as Great Escape Games - Dead man's Hand. They are beautifully detailed but unfortunately are not free of the usual casting problems such as mold lines and flash, but clean up fairly easy (although Billy Clanton had a mold line straight through his face, impossible to get rid of completely). What I really like about them is the dynamic posing of the figures, they really do look like they're about to move and I don't know how but the guns look like they've got some wait in them, the way the characters are holding them. Well I'll stick the photos up and you can see for yourself, cheers for looking.

Curly Bill Broscious

Johnny Ringo

Ike Clanton

Billy Clanton

Frank Mclaury

Tom Mclaury


  1. Those look fantastic. Ike looks a lot like Rolf Harris...

  2. Great job! I hope to be able to do this well someday.

    A few quick questions - acrylic or oil? Airbrush at all or all brush? Also the McLawrey in the blue shirt in the picture looks very dark, so the shirt details aren't very clear - just the picture or is the detail still visible on the game table? Finally, with the shading/highlights, are you using a color triad system from a company, or just choosing/mixing individual paints yourself and how many different shades of base/shadow/highlight are there?



  3. Hi JJ

    Thanks for the compliment, much appreciated.

    So to answer your questions: these are all done in acrylics with some use of inks, no airbrushing just brush work and the blue shirt is a dark blue but I do believe that you can see the details on the table top. I originally painted it a lighter blue to match the character from the film Tomestone, with Kurt Russell as Wyatt Earp, but it looked a bit too bright and garish so I toned it down with glazes. I use a number of different paint manufactures (Vallejo-Model, Game & Air, Foundry, Coat d Arms, Andrea, Games Workshop, Revell, Scale 75, Andrea and others). I use a combination of my own mixed paint and some ready mixed triads but rarely without customizing them in some way and depending on what I'm painting it can have anywhere between 3 and 8 different shades and highlights, I don't really have a set number.

    At the moment I'm trying to improve my photography as I don't think that the photo's always capture the true colours of the figures. These were all taken with a bridge camera on an automatic setting. I now have a proper digital SLR, so hope to improve the images I post once I've figured out how to use it.

    Hope this as been of use.