I've had this figure sitting on my painting desk, partially painted, for well over a year. Even though I would see him every time I sat down, I just couldn't seem to get the urge to finish him. But over the past month I've painted about 30 American Eastern Woodland Indians and suddenly it seemed to be the right time, even though "Chief Joe" is for my Wild West gaming.
Chief Joe was one of the free figures provided to Old Glory Army members during the 2007-2008 period, I believe, as part of the line of Western figures. According to the write up provided with him, Chief Joe has seen a whole batch of American history, from President Lincoln's assassination through Bill Hickok's murder and the raid on Northfield, Minnesota, to the "Shoot Out at the OK Corral" in Tombstone.
Now Chief Joe will grace the streets of our mostly nameless Western towns in our Wild West games here in Jackson, Mississippi.
This figure was actually painted back in June prior to the Bayou Wars convention in New Orleans. But since I had him out as a guide while I painted the rest of his rangers, I thought that I would take this "more formal" picture.
His other eleven compatriots, all from Conquest Miniatures, are not quite complete. Their picture will grace this blog before the end of the year.
This is the first post I've done using the new editor. Although it will take me some time to get used to all the "gimmicks" and can say that I like it so far.