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Title: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 17 **
Post by: Malamute on June 02, 2016, 05:33:20 PM
Some of you may have seen the figures I am converting in The Pikes, Muskets and Flouncy Shirts Painting Club to represent Dr Syn alias the Scarecrow.

Here I am going to document my progress in realising a number of characters from the books and films to Bring Dr Syn and the Scarecrow to life in our current C18th smuggling games. Whilst the stories take place in and around Dymchurch and the Romney Marshes we will be transporting these to Dorset so as not to have poor Jimbibbly build new scenery lol

Here are some images of the Scarecrow from the well know Disney film/TV series and some from popular literature:

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_02_06_16_6_09_34_0.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_02_06_16_6_09_35_1.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_02_06_16_6_09_35_2.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_02_06_16_6_10_34_0.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_02_06_16_6_09_35_4.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_02_06_16_6_10_34_1.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_02_06_16_6_29_54_1.png)

Here is my interpretation of the Scarecrow riding his great black horse Gehenna . He is made from an Outpost Miniatures Highwaymans body and Rapier Miniatures Scarecrow head and a Front Rank Miniatures rearing horse. Green stuff has been added in various places to tidy the figure up and add detail. The horse has been painted to represent the devil horses the smugglers rode to terrify the revenue men and the locals.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_29_05_16_7_14_25_0.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_29_05_16_7_14_25_1.jpg)

I have converted another four riders and horses plus dismounted versions to represent the other Hell Riders including Hellspite and Curlew as featured in the Disney film pictured above.

There are also another ten dismounted smugglers who have all been converted to wear sack masks made from Greenstuff and I am now sourcing figures for some of the major characters including the good Dr Syn himself and the mute Mulato seeking revenge on Syn who is armed with a harpoon... ;D

It should be a fun project and I will document all progress here. Tomorrow I am going to paint Curlew:

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_02_06_16_6_29_54_0.jpg)

 :)
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Post by: TheBlackCrane on June 02, 2016, 05:42:44 PM
Fantastic! Classic literature which is too-little known. The BBC radio series' were pretty good too.
Look forward to seeing more.
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Post by: jambo1 on June 02, 2016, 05:52:12 PM
Brilliant!! Mind my father telling me about Dr. Syn then I saw the film, really great stuff!! Will be following this with great interest.
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Post by: Silent Invader on June 02, 2016, 05:54:39 PM
Fascinating.  :o
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Post by: Malamute on June 02, 2016, 06:02:54 PM
Fascinating.  :o

Not surprisingly this has really captured my imagination.  :)

To start I knew very little beyond the Disney show which I had never seen. I came across the first book and found out there was a whole series of them spanning the life of Dr Syn/Captain Clegg/The Scarecrow. There is much more to the character than the kindly Robin Hood style figure as portayed in the Disney film by Patrick McGoohan. For Starters he is a cold blooded murderer who dispatches people with very little conviction lol

So much potential for gaming ;D
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Post by: Silent Invader on June 02, 2016, 06:39:17 PM
Sounds great!!!!

I know nothing of the story and am looking forward to watching the game develop (and playing it  ;))  :D
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Post by: Malamute on June 02, 2016, 07:00:39 PM
Sounds great!!!!

I know nothing of the story and am looking forward to watching the game develop (and playing it  ;))  :D

Dr Syn is the kindly vicar of Dymchurch under the wall in the late C18th. He does have however a wicked past. He is no other thanCaptain Clegg a much feared pirate, who was supposedly captured and hanged  some years previous.
 He finds the life as a country vicar boring and looking for some adventure becomes involved in a social smuggling ring and assumes the identity of the scarecrow to terrorise the locals and revenue men. He soon takes control of the smuggling gang and for a while everything is prosperous in the town, until the navy arrive looking for smugglers under the command of a sea captain previously charged with hunting down Captain Clegg.
 The captain brings with him a scared Mulato prisoner who has a skill in sniffing out contraband. The Mulato also happens to be one of Captain Cleggs previous crew who he tortured, marooned and left for dead until the navy rescued him.....
That's the first story in a nutshell. There are seven or eight books which flesh out the whole backstory, his adventures as a pirate and how he came to Dymchurch.
It's proper no nonsense adventuring written in the early C20th. :)
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Post by: Silent Invader on June 02, 2016, 07:04:40 PM
Excellent!
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Post by: Michi on June 02, 2016, 07:05:51 PM
That is very exciting!  :-*
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Post by: Bugsda on June 02, 2016, 07:07:57 PM
Brilliant work  :-*

There's seven books in all and a Hammer film with Peter Cushing.
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Post by: Malamute on June 02, 2016, 07:16:44 PM
Brilliant work  :-*

There's seven books in all and a Hammer film with Peter Cushing.

Yeah,Peter Cushing IS Dr Syn. lol
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Post by: Michi on June 02, 2016, 07:31:44 PM
Yeah,Peter Cushing IS Dr Syn. lol

I thought you were Peter Cushing...  ::)
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Post by: Phil Robinson on June 02, 2016, 07:46:28 PM
Stirring stuff indeed.

Romney Marsh? Didn't he play for QPR 66 - 72?
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Post by: Dr De'Ath on June 02, 2016, 08:10:59 PM
Excellent conversions, looking forward to the first game
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Post by: Helen on June 02, 2016, 08:15:55 PM
Lovely and inspiring Nick. Look forward to seeing more on this story.
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Post by: Svennn on June 02, 2016, 08:23:11 PM
I demand an unmasked version using the head from the Crooked Dice figure. Perhaps two, clerical robes and Syn. 

I do recall it vaguely after seeing your pointers but very very dimly and I wouldn't have been able to tell you anything about it at all.  Does seem to be right up your street for sure.  Carry on.
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Post by: Orctrader on June 02, 2016, 08:39:15 PM
Good stuff.

I only know the Hammer film.  (Which I recently watched again, thanks to the Freeview "Horror" channel.)

I'll look into the novels now.

Should be a good thread with plenty of impressive figures.   :)
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Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 02, 2016, 08:42:45 PM
so as not to have poor Jimbibbly build new scenery lol

Fine by me guvn'r but you might have to wait for a bit  lol

cheers

James
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Post by: Malamute on June 02, 2016, 09:02:29 PM
Fine by me guvn'r but you might have to wait for a bit  lol

cheers

James

We need a church first anyway. ;)
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Post by: Malamute on June 02, 2016, 09:03:27 PM
I demand an unmasked version using the head from the Crooked Dice figure. Perhaps two, clerical robes and Syn. 


Which Crooked Dice head are you referring to?

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Post by: Malamute on June 02, 2016, 09:05:54 PM


I only know the Hammer film.  (Which I recently watched again, thanks to the Freeview "Horror" channel.)

I'll look into the novels now.



The Hammer film is pretty faithful to the book, but does not have Dr Syn use the Scarecrow costume.
It's worth watching the Disney film if you an find it. I picked it up on Amazon for £4.00. It's very Disney, he doesn't kill anyone, but it's proper swashbuckling stuff lol
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Post by: Svennn on June 02, 2016, 09:14:46 PM
I was seeing this body
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/svennnthedhnut/2028_zpsjeh4jzjz.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/svennnthedhnut/media/2028_zpsjeh4jzjz.jpg.html)

with this head
(http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w198/svennnthedhnut/The-Men-From-The-Future-300x295_zpspeuipeim.jpg) (http://s176.photobucket.com/user/svennnthedhnut/media/The-Men-From-The-Future-300x295_zpspeuipeim.jpg.html)
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Post by: Malamute on June 02, 2016, 09:22:03 PM
Argh now I understand. Nice idea to use not Patrick McGoohans head.might do it in due course. :)
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Post by: Romark on June 02, 2016, 10:25:26 PM
Argh now I understand. Nice idea to use not Patrick McGoohans head.might do it in due course. :)
Yep that would work a treat.
Nice start Nick,you're obviously enthused,looking forward to what you come up with next.
Cheers
Keith  :)
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Post by: Bugsda on June 02, 2016, 11:27:31 PM
Yeah,Peter Cushing IS Dr Syn. lol

Without a doubt :)......  mustn't forget the 1930s George Arliss version though...........then again  ::)

(http://i63.tinypic.com/k48282.jpg)
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Post by: TheBlackCrane on June 02, 2016, 11:57:41 PM
If anyone is interested BBC Radio4Extra recently reran the first of the three BBC radio series' - the majority of which is still (just about) available to listen to - episode 2 for another hour, up to episode 10 which is available for another nine days. Rather good listening. Link below to episode 2, can cycle onwards from there to the rest.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00d7p95
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Post by: Captain Blood on June 03, 2016, 07:48:57 AM
A goodlie project indeed. Well done Nicholas.

I feel a pub crawl of Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch coming on, to give some first hand experience of the vibe. It is a distinctly weird corner of the country. A little bit 'other'. From Rye in the borderlands of coastal Sussex, via the moonscape of Dungeness, up into Kent at Lydd, and onto the Cinque Ports.
But the saltmarsh lamb is to die for.
Kipling's 'The Smugglers' Song' has the East Sussex setting too. Similar vibe.
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Post by: Silent Invader on June 03, 2016, 08:00:20 AM
Some 25 odd years ago, I did something like that. Our group got well and truly lost, driving in circles, with a friend convinced that the old black-on-white road signs were still misdirected 'from the war'.  :)
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Post by: gamer Mac on June 03, 2016, 08:15:02 AM
Never heard of this before
Cool looking idea for a game
Might need to check out the books
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Post by: Furt on June 03, 2016, 08:24:11 AM
Very cool conversions Nick and an interesting story/characters, which I had never heard of.

Those scarecrows really freak me out!  o_o
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Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 03, 2016, 08:45:37 AM
I feel a pub crawl of Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch coming on,

Now that sounds like a plan  :D

cheers

James
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Post by: Mason on June 03, 2016, 08:49:36 AM
Brilliant new project.
I loves it!
 :-* :-*

I look forward to watching the progress on this.
Oh, yes.
 :D :D

The only down side I can see is a balaclava like that scarecrow fella has making an appearance in the real world!
 :o :o ;)

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Post by: myincubliss on June 03, 2016, 09:29:30 AM
Nice!

I look forward to seeing this project expand, as I grew up down that way, and even have a small print of this piece of art squirrelled away somewhere that I won in a competition in Dymchurch as a child:

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_02_06_16_6_29_54_1.png)

I wonder if my mother still has the books (although it might be safer if she doesn't, for the sake of the number of projects I have ongoing!)
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Post by: Ray Earle on June 03, 2016, 10:26:06 AM
Oo, I like this.  :D

What are you thinking of using for rules?
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Post by: Blofeld on June 03, 2016, 10:32:30 AM
Fantastic miniature! Love the BBC radio series and often contemplated doing a project around it. Did an articles on Dr syn last year on the blog.
Thanks for sharing
Blofeld
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Post by: Captain Goode on June 03, 2016, 10:58:39 AM
Brilliant - I remember reading the Russell Thorndyke novels back to back one summer holiday, on the beaches in Purbeck, another smuggler's haunt. Moonfleet and all that.
The figures look great, but what will you be using for the Revenue Men and the Bow Street runners?
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Post by: Malamute on June 03, 2016, 11:29:36 AM

The figures look great, but what will you be using for the Revenue Men and the Bow Street runners?


Foundry SYW British dragons for the Kings men, Galloping Major sailors and various armed civilian types from Westwind, Redoubt and Galloping Major.
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Post by: Malamute on June 03, 2016, 11:31:39 AM
Oo, I like this.  :D

What are you thinking of using for rules?

Either Dr De'Aths Little Lead Adventures or Legends of the High Seas with some modification, I want to keep them simple. One thing it needs to have is a fear or courage roll when anyone confronts the Scarecrow and the Hell Riders when in costume.
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Post by: gamer Mac on June 03, 2016, 11:38:44 AM
Is this a game for BLAM?
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Post by: Malamute on June 03, 2016, 11:42:49 AM
Is this a game for BLAM?

Yep, I think so, it's doable, I only need to paint the Scarecrows forces and a few characters for it. We already have the sailors and redcoats and loads of civilians. It's basically an extension of the Dorset game. :)

Mind you James needs to build the church and a few more houses and shops ;) lol
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Post by: gamer Mac on June 03, 2016, 12:01:46 PM
Will look forward to it, never got to play the smugglers game yet!
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Post by: Romark on June 03, 2016, 12:14:10 PM
Oo, I like this.  :D

What are you thinking of using for rules?
For a commercial set of rules Donnybrook sounds ideal.
It's rules profiles cater for Pirates,Cultists,Outlaws,Militia,Civilian mob ,etc and it's chatacter profiles contain Preachers,cult leader,highwayman,first mate,witch finder etc and rules for Dread(fear)ungodly apparition,spy,corrupt magistrate etc
Everything I think you are looking for,just my twopenneth worth of course.Already looking forward to playing this at Blam  :D
Cheers
Keith
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Post by: Dr. Zombie on June 03, 2016, 12:19:43 PM
I have never heard of Dr. Syn before. But based on what I am seeing I think i like him.
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Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 03, 2016, 12:27:15 PM
Mind you James needs to build the church and a few more houses and shops ;) lol

All in good time deary, all in good time  lol

cheers

James
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Post by: Malamute on June 03, 2016, 12:31:16 PM
For a commercial set of rules Donnybrook sounds ideal.
It's rules profiles cater for Pirates,Cultists,Outlaws,Militia,Civilian mob ,etc and it's chatacter profiles contain Preachers,cult leader,highwayman,first mate,witch finder etc and rules for Dread(fear)ungodly apparition,spy,corrupt magistrate etc
Everything I think you are looking for,just my twopenneth worth of course.Already looking forward to playing this at Blam  :D
Cheers
Keith

Hmmm, sounds ideal. Will consider. I am sure Dr De'Ath has it in his collection of rules tomes. :)
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Post by: Captain Blood on June 03, 2016, 12:38:21 PM
I've only heard good things about Donnybrook. Might even give it a try (gasp!)
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Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 03, 2016, 12:46:24 PM
I was thinking of getting it for my ECW project...

cheers

James
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Post by: theoldschool on June 03, 2016, 01:05:49 PM
Donnybrook is a great set of rules. Fast simple mechanics with very few modifiers and  loads of character. I like the use of the use of polyhedral dice, gives the rules an RPG-lite feel.

The casualty rate tends to be on the high side, but the addition of a simple save roll sorts that out if you want to cut it  down a bit. Of course if you like your games short and bloody, then they're ideal as they stand.
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Post by: Captain Blood on June 03, 2016, 01:47:50 PM
Sound perfect. Thanks Pat. I am going to give them a try!
Richard
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Post by: theoldschool on June 03, 2016, 02:11:44 PM
Let me know what you think of them Richard.  The rules definitely come into their own with a good scenario and strong narrative. They are also very tweakable.
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Post by: Silent Invader on June 03, 2016, 03:00:28 PM
Well you've all encouraged me to spring for a PDF   :D

Just now impatiently awaiting the download link  :D
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Post by: goon3423 on June 03, 2016, 03:53:57 PM
Love it! I always wanted a proper set of minis based on the Disney show.
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Post by: gamer Mac on June 03, 2016, 05:11:55 PM
I have the Donnybrook rules but have not played them yet.
Going to use them for my game at BLAM
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Post by: odd duck on June 03, 2016, 06:22:00 PM
Great start! I'm looking forward to watching this thread ,the not so good Dr. is one of my favorite literary characters
and I think he should be  better known!
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Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 03, 2016, 06:56:38 PM
Four pages and no other figures yet  o_o

Come on Nicholas, your audience are waiting  lol

cheers

James
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Post by: Malamute on June 03, 2016, 07:03:06 PM
Four pages and no other figures yet  o_o

Come on Nicholas, your audience are waiting  lol

cheers

James

Painting at this moment  >:D
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Post by: Hammers on June 03, 2016, 08:00:19 PM
Great stuff, Nick! A piece of Anglicana of which I knew precious little.
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Post by: warrenpeace on June 04, 2016, 01:38:44 AM
Worth taking a look at Savage Worlds Pirates of the Spanish Main from Pinnacle Entertainment Group. Loads of good period stuff for swashbuckling in that book. See link here:

https://www.peginc.com/product-category/pirates/

Savage Worlds is an RPG lite, and uses polyhedral dice ranging from d4 through d12. Few miniatures players seem to know about Savage Worlds, but it plays extremely well as a miniatures game. I once played in a tavern brawl set in the swashbuckling black power period using Savage Worlds, "The Inn of the Luminous Toad," and that game was a blast.

Another alternative is Pulp Alley, although there's no specific books or campaigns out for the black powder period, merely some suggestions regarding how to adapt Pulp Alley to the period. Just tried Pulp Alley last month, and it's great fun.
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Post by: Malamute on June 05, 2016, 04:51:35 PM
Curlew

Scarecrow's young lieutenant sports a curious mask made of feathers to represent the bird often found in and around the marshes of Romney. Its eerie call haunts the night air and proves useful as a signal to warn the smugglers of impending trouble.

He's converted from an Outpost Wargames Services Highwayman with the head from a Scarecrow by Rapier Miniatures. Some Greenstuff and a horse from Front Rank Miniatures.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_05_06_16_5_43_41_3.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_05_06_16_5_43_41_0.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_05_06_16_5_43_41_1.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_05_06_16_5_43_41_2.jpg)

Up next Mr Mipps the Sexton disguised as Hellspite. The Scarecrow' second in command. :)
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Post by: Phil Robinson on June 05, 2016, 05:05:11 PM
That's a bloody good rendition Nick.
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Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 05, 2016, 05:27:20 PM
Excellent the collection is growing nicely.  :) ;D
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Post by: Romark on June 05, 2016, 05:43:22 PM
Nice work on those minis,they look great  :-*
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Post by: Bugsda on June 05, 2016, 05:53:39 PM
Excellent Curlew  :-* Hellspite next?
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Post by: Captain Blood on June 05, 2016, 06:00:53 PM
Love it Nick. Well done.
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Post by: Silent Invader on June 05, 2016, 06:08:38 PM
Most impressive  8)
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Post by: theoldschool on June 05, 2016, 06:19:09 PM
Damn you Nick, now I have to go and look out all those sailors, Revenue men and smugglers that have been languishing in the "to do sometime" box  lol
Lovely work, really looking forward to watching how it develops.
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Post by: Mason on June 05, 2016, 06:44:08 PM
He IS on a roll!
Most impressive.
 :-* :-*

I bet you are enjoying this project.
Something refreshingly original.
Love it!
 :D

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Post by: Dr De'Ath on June 05, 2016, 10:35:00 PM
Bang Tidy - get on and paint the rest now  lol
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Post by: gamer Mac on June 05, 2016, 10:51:37 PM
Looking good :-* :-* :-*
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Post by: Malamute on June 06, 2016, 09:38:10 AM
Excellent Curlew  :-* Hellspite next?

Yes indeed, George Cole in one of his finest roles ;) lol
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Post by: dijit on June 06, 2016, 09:47:06 AM
Fantastic stuff!  :-*
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Post by: Furt on June 06, 2016, 10:06:05 AM
He is very cool Nick - a lot friendlier than that other creepy chap.

Horses are looking excellent too.

A love how they each have a mounted version - most excellent.
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Post by: Hu Rhu on June 06, 2016, 11:41:46 AM
Love the work you put into that mini and excellent paint job especially on the horse.
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Post by: Malamute on June 06, 2016, 02:58:23 PM
Love the work you put into that mini and excellent paint job especially on the horse.

The horses are a pain in the backside but the end resutl is rewarding to try to do. I'm still not sure if I have captured the look, I'm not used to painting a skeleton onto a horse. lol

 (In one of the stories they paint the horses black and cover them  with a skeleton pattern using glow in the dark paint. Thats the idea) lol
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Post by: Mitchelxen on June 06, 2016, 06:41:50 PM
This is a great project, with well painted figures that I am following with interest. Keep it up.
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Post by: Jeff965 on June 06, 2016, 06:50:37 PM
Very unusual scenario, nice looking figures and I think Donnybrook was made for something like this. Looking forward to more updates and seeing the game at this years BLAM.
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Post by: Malamute on June 13, 2016, 09:58:20 PM
Coming soon...The Mulato:

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_08_06_16_10_39_08_0.jpg)

 :)

Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Teaser, page 6
Post by: Romark on June 13, 2016, 10:35:58 PM
Looking forward to this.
Is that a still from Pirates of Blood River Nick ?
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. New photos page four 05/06/16
Post by: Bugsda on June 14, 2016, 12:24:53 AM
Coming soon...The Mulato:



Well knock me up solid, but I can't wait. Cut along smartly your reverence  :D
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Teaser, page 6
Post by: Malamute on June 14, 2016, 06:05:04 AM
Looking forward to this.
Is that a still from Pirates of Blood River Nick ?

No, it's From Captain Clegg or Night Creatures As it was known in the States.

It's the Hammer films adaptation of Dr Syn. Its pretty faithful to the book although for some reason Dr Syn is called Dr Blyss.The Mulato is a central character to the story who is tortured and marooned on an island by Clegg/Syn. He escapes and seeks revenge.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_14_06_16_9_29_35_2.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_14_06_16_9_29_35_1.png)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_14_06_16_9_29_35_0.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_14_06_16_9_53_47_1.png)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_14_06_16_9_53_47_0.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Teaser, page 6
Post by: Elk101 on June 14, 2016, 07:28:27 AM
I never noticed this thread before.  Now those scarecrows in the painting club make sense! I wondered if it was some sort of (even more) sinister morris dancing thing.

This project looks great. I have never heard of Dr Syn either and can't believe I've not seen the film. The horses look great too. There is a clear-ish acrylic paint you can get in Tesco that is glow in the dark. You could always try the odd dab on the horses over the white.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Teaser, page 6
Post by: archiduque on June 14, 2016, 11:12:22 AM
Great stuff!! :) ;)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Teaser, page 6
Post by: gamer Mac on June 14, 2016, 02:57:48 PM
You sure that film is not a carry on flim. It has a lot of the same actors lol
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Teaser, page 6
Post by: whiskey priest on June 14, 2016, 03:23:13 PM
Have you a figure in mind for the Mulato cos he reminds me of at least one that I can't quite place. Fantastic stuff so far. Can't wait to see more. I may have to and dig out some of the films.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Teaser, page 6
Post by: Malamute on June 14, 2016, 03:35:19 PM
Have you a figure in mind for the Mulato cos he reminds me of at least one that I can't quite place. Fantastic stuff so far. Can't wait to see more. I may have to and dig out some of the films.

I was going to hold off posting this until I had painted the figure, but seeing as how you asked! :)

The figure is by Ironclad Miniatures in their VSF range. I am sure the sculptor modelled the figure on the actor  Milton Reid as the likeness is uncanny even down to the scars lol

I have the figure already and have actually changed him a fair bit by adding a Chinese queue (the book confusingly refers to him as a skinny Chinaman as well as a Mulato) so I have gone for a fusion of the film and book. He now wears a torn sailors jacket, tatty trousers and is armed with a harpoon again as per the film and book.

I'll post photos of the as yet unpainted figure tomorrow so you can see the difference. ;)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_14_06_16_1_35_51_0.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Teaser, page 6
Post by: Silent Invader on June 14, 2016, 03:51:55 PM
That's a great figure choice   8)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Teaser, page 6
Post by: Romark on June 14, 2016, 06:01:33 PM
That's a great figure choice   8)
Indeed,spot on  :)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Teaser, page 6
Post by: Aaron on June 14, 2016, 08:19:37 PM
There is also the fellow in this Crusader miniatures pirate pack. http://www.crusaderminiatures.com/prod.php?prod=64&cat=3&sub=7&page=1 (http://www.crusaderminiatures.com/prod.php?prod=64&cat=3&sub=7&page=1)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Teaser, page 6
Post by: whiskey priest on June 14, 2016, 08:24:54 PM
That's the one I was thinking of. Thanks.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Teaser, page 6
Post by: Malamute on June 14, 2016, 08:53:43 PM
There is also the fellow in this Crusader miniatures pirate pack. http://www.crusaderminiatures.com/prod.php?prod=64&cat=3&sub=7&page=1 (http://www.crusaderminiatures.com/prod.php?prod=64&cat=3&sub=7&page=1)

Nice figure. Thanks for the heads up but  I already have the other one,
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Teaser, page 6
Post by: Malamute on June 15, 2016, 01:47:19 PM
So here is the Ironclad Miniatures Bodyguard repurposed as the Mulato, primed and ready for painting. He has a Greenstuff jacket and ragged trousers, harpoon made from a wire spear and Greenstuff hair queue. Hopefully he is in the spirit of the books and films.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_15_06_16_2_39_00_0.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_15_06_16_2_39_01_1.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_15_06_16_2_39_01_2.jpg)

and here is the original for comparison:

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_14_06_16_1_35_51_0.jpg)

Back to the painting table, next Marsh Man, Hellspite is well underway :)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Mulato page 7
Post by: Captain Blood on June 15, 2016, 01:50:38 PM
Queequeg!

Nice conversion Nick.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Mulato page 7
Post by: Silent Invader on June 15, 2016, 01:58:52 PM
Like it Nick  8)

You are being very productive this year, which given your talent is a reward for the rest of us  :)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Mulato page 7
Post by: Mason on June 15, 2016, 02:01:19 PM
That is a really nice bit of conversion work.
I like it!
 8) 8)

Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Mulato page 7
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 15, 2016, 03:31:39 PM
Just paint the bugger  ;D

cheers

James
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Mulato page 7
Post by: Malamute on June 15, 2016, 04:27:21 PM
Just paint the bugger  ;D

cheers

James

I would if I had an Oriental flesh palette lol
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Mulato page 7
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 15, 2016, 04:31:42 PM
I would if I had an Oriental flesh palette lol

 lol I did offer  ;D
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Mulato page 7
Post by: gamer Mac on June 15, 2016, 06:24:22 PM
Nice work Nick :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Mulato page 7
Post by: Hammers on June 15, 2016, 07:56:07 PM
Splendid conversion and an improvement. Conquest minis are a bit lacking in dynamics.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Mulato page 7
Post by: mikedemana on June 15, 2016, 08:17:19 PM
This is a great thread! Even though I'd never heard of the story it was based on, it is very compelling. I will do my best to ignore the temptation... lol

Mike Demana
www.firstcommandwargames.com

Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Mulato page 7
Post by: Romark on June 15, 2016, 08:54:28 PM
Yes,nice work matching up that mini to the film character  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Mulato page 7
Post by: Bugsda on June 16, 2016, 12:50:04 AM
Excellent work, outstanding harpoon  8)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Mulato page 7
Post by: Dr De'Ath on June 16, 2016, 01:45:08 AM
I would if I had an Oriental flesh palette lol

You'll have one tomorrow  ;)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Mulato page 7
Post by: Mason on June 16, 2016, 07:33:06 AM
You'll have one tomorrow  ;)

 lol lol
No more excuses then.
Painted by the weekend?
 :D

Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Mulato page 7
Post by: Malamute on June 16, 2016, 08:53:14 AM
lol lol
No more excuses then.
Painted by the weekend?
 :D



 lol

Unlikely, later next week more like ;)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Mulato page 7
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 16, 2016, 12:47:43 PM
Ah well, the run was good whilst it lasted  lol
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Mulato page 7
Post by: Cyrus the Great on June 17, 2016, 07:13:00 AM
I watched The Scarecrow of Romney Marsh on Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color as a child and then saw the Night Creatures a few years later on Nightmare Theater. I was at a Record Riot in my twenties, where they sold records and old VHS tapes and found Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow. My good fortune!
 I was unaware of the series of books by Russell Thorndike until now. However many of you may be unaware of the book Dr. Syn, Alias the Scarecrow by Vic Crume which was the novelization of the movie. It was put out by Pyramids Books in 1975.
I'm following this all the way to completion. Some really great work here!
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Mulato page 7
Post by: Mad Lord Snapcase on June 17, 2016, 08:54:45 AM
I'd never heard of Dr. Syn (books or films) until I read this thread, great idea for a game. I'm looking to buy the books now.

A lovely conversion for your mulatto figure, looking forward to seeing more of this, great work.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Mulato page 7
Post by: Phil Robinson on June 17, 2016, 09:19:46 AM
A mighty fine conversion there Nick, look forward to seeing him in glorious Technicolour.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. Mulato page 7
Post by: Malamute on June 18, 2016, 05:57:19 PM
Mr Mipps, the Sexton alias "Hellspite". Dr Syn's right hand man, as portrayed by George Cole in the Disney adaptations.

An Outpost Miniatures Highwayman with Rapier Miniatures scarecrow head and some Greenstuff to finish him off

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_18_06_16_6_47_33_0.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_18_06_16_6_47_33_1.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_18_06_16_6_47_33_2.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_18_06_16_6_47_33_3.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_18_06_16_6_47_33_4.jpg)

Two more mounted Marsh Men/Hell Riders (with dismounted versions) to go; "Catseyes" and "Beelzebub". ;D
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 8 "Hellspite" **
Post by: Dr De'Ath on June 18, 2016, 06:01:50 PM
Most Excellent
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 8 "Hellspite" **
Post by: Silent Invader on June 18, 2016, 06:16:03 PM
Wonderful

And no eyes to paint!  ;) :D
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 8 "Hellspite" **
Post by: Elk101 on June 18, 2016, 06:46:51 PM
Great stuff.  I think the horses really look the part too. I'm very much looking forward to seeing this.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 8 "Hellspite" **
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 18, 2016, 06:58:58 PM
These are looking the biz  :D

The horses really do work  8)

Dorset when I'm back then?

cheers

James
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 8 "Hellspite" **
Post by: Captain Blood on June 18, 2016, 07:12:25 PM
Wonderful creation, Nick, and jolly nice painting.
The basic figures themselves are not my cup of tea at all - way too munchkin-like and lumpen - but after your tender attentions they have turned out rather well, and strangely suited to the setting.

Perhaps proving anyone / anything looks better in a sackcloth scarecrow mask... (Or an Andean balaclava ;))
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 8 "Hellspite" **
Post by: Mason on June 18, 2016, 07:20:07 PM
Brilliant!
I am loving the theme, conversions and painting.
Top drawer project, that man.
 8) 8) 8)




Perhaps proving anyone / anything looks better in a sackcloth scarecrow mask... (Or an Andean balaclava ;))

Careful or HE may turn up to BLAM wearing one...!
 :o :o
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 8 "Hellspite" **
Post by: Silent Invader on June 18, 2016, 07:20:53 PM
I'm watching  ;)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 8 "Hellspite" **
Post by: Mason on June 18, 2016, 07:22:36 PM
See what I mean!?!
 :o :o :o

Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 8 "Hellspite" **
Post by: Bugsda on June 18, 2016, 08:22:35 PM
Well, strike me dead and knock me up slipshod in a buckram coffin if this don't please me!  8)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 8 "Hellspite" **
Post by: gamer Mac on June 18, 2016, 10:30:35 PM
Cool looking project
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 8 "Hellspite" **
Post by: Furt on June 18, 2016, 10:52:51 PM
He looks cool Nic and quite scary!  :o

I agree with Richard that the Outpost figures aren't the best, but I think they are the only real source of highwaymen and greatcoats out there.

Regardless they really work for your project.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 8 "Hellspite" **
Post by: Malamute on June 18, 2016, 11:25:12 PM


I agree with Richard that the Outpost figures aren't the best, but I think they are the only real source of highwaymen and greatcoats out there.



Yep, the choice is very limited, I can't find any other suitable mounted C18thfigures. Without completely remodelling  or sculpting from scratch, these were the only real option.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 8 "Hellspite" **
Post by: rumacara on June 19, 2016, 02:47:37 AM
Iīm following this thread from the begining without comment untill i saw the Disney movie.
Very well done. :-* :-*

And the miniatures are well chosen and transformed. :)
Keep it coming.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 8 "Hellspite" **
Post by: Romark on June 19, 2016, 09:29:53 AM
Great addition to the gang Nick  :-*

Cheers

Keith
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 8 "Hellspite" **
Post by: Malamute on June 25, 2016, 12:16:03 PM


Tortured, marooned and left to die on a deserted island by Captain Clegg/Dr Syn, the Mulato was rescued by the Royal Navy.  Armed with a harpoon he seeks revenge on Dr Syn.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_25_06_16_1_10_18_0.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_25_06_16_1_10_18_1.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_25_06_16_1_10_18_2.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 The Mulato painted **
Post by: Mason on June 25, 2016, 12:33:18 PM
He has come out really well.
Lovely conversion, that harpoon is the nuts, topped off with a great bit of colouring-in.
You should be proud of him.
 :-* :-*

Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 The Mulato painted **
Post by: Silent Invader on June 25, 2016, 12:43:58 PM
Excellent  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 The Mulato painted **
Post by: Captain Blood on June 25, 2016, 05:15:23 PM
Yarrr!
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 The Mulato painted **
Post by: gamer Mac on June 25, 2016, 05:32:29 PM
Very nice work
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 The Mulato painted **
Post by: OSHIROmodels on June 25, 2016, 05:37:19 PM
Lovely jubbly  :D

cheers

James
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 The Mulato painted **
Post by: Dr De'Ath on June 25, 2016, 06:56:44 PM
Nice flesh tones  :D
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 The Mulato painted **
Post by: Hammers on June 26, 2016, 05:51:04 PM
Top notch, Nick!
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 The Mulato painted **
Post by: Bugsda on June 26, 2016, 10:16:23 PM
Excellent! In the book he has his tongue cut out by Clegg's Mohican henchman, maybe an idea for a crossover game somewhere 8) 
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 The Mulato painted **
Post by: WallShadow on June 27, 2016, 01:36:04 AM
<SNIP>
Lovely conversion, that harpoon is the nuts, <SNIP>
???What???? :o <looks again>
Ohhhh.... _is_ the nuts...
<uncrosses legs> ;)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 The Mulato painted **
Post by: Malamute on July 02, 2016, 05:07:43 PM
The Reverend Dr Christopher Syn takes centre stage

A Redoubt Miniatures figure.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_02_07_16_6_03_57_0.jpg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/25/86_02_07_16_6_03_57_1.jpg)

I really enjoyed painting him, a simple enough figure to paint, but lots of character in the sculpt. Just what I was looking for to portray the good Dr... :)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: Captain Blood on July 02, 2016, 05:18:58 PM
Perfect  :)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: Silent Invader on July 02, 2016, 05:58:19 PM
Perfect  :)

Certainly is  8)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: Svennn on July 02, 2016, 06:29:35 PM
I want to see a "Screen Test" style stop motion re-make movie, get on with it
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: OSHIROmodels on July 02, 2016, 07:13:08 PM
Perfect  :)

Apart from the blurry photo  ;D

cheers

James
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: Mason on July 02, 2016, 07:56:53 PM
Looking good.
 :-*

And he seems like a very pious and reasonable chap.
 :D

Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: Phil Robinson on July 02, 2016, 07:59:07 PM
Wonderful stuff, that gaunt look makes him very Peter Cushing.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: Bugsda on July 02, 2016, 11:07:04 PM
That Parson, turn the other cheek, milk and water  lol

Excellent choice and paintjob, the black turned out well  8)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: von Lucky on July 02, 2016, 11:29:40 PM
Never heard of this, but the look you've achieved; beautiful.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: Furt on July 03, 2016, 01:17:42 AM
Awesome Nick - I've never seen that chap. Is he Redoubt huge?
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: Malamute on July 03, 2016, 07:33:34 AM
Awesome Nick - I've never seen that chap. Is he Redoubt huge?

No their F&IW range are smaller. They fit in fine alongside most C18th stuff I have. Foundry, Front Rank, Outpost etc. they would be fine for your C18th games of pirates, Indostan etc. ;D
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: Dr De'Ath on July 03, 2016, 08:24:05 AM
Another jolly nice addition to the growing cast.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: FifteensAway on July 03, 2016, 09:07:04 PM
I is confusdeded.  You call the figure a Mulato.  Is that his name?  Or his parentage?  If the former, fine.  If the latter, foul.  He is clearly of asiatic heritage, Chineese by appearance.  That would not qualify as a mulatto. Mulatto is a white and black ancestral mix. Not sure of any specific usage to identify if the figure is of mixed parentage between white and asian.  Perhaps your intent is to use mulatto in that manner?  But then, you capitalize and use only one 't' so, again, maybe the name?  Or maybe one parent was mulatto and the other asian?   o_o

 But I agree, lovely painting. 
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: Malamute on July 03, 2016, 10:15:20 PM
The character is taken from a novel written around 1911 when the term was i believe also used in a negative way to describe any mixed race individual. In the book I think he is actually a South Seas islander, but one of the films shows him as Asian. so that's my interpretation. :)

Mulato derives from Spanish meaning mixed Breed so can also be spelt with one L. :)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: Furt on July 03, 2016, 10:22:44 PM
No their F&IW range are smaller. They fit in fine alongside most C18th stuff I have. Foundry, Front Rank, Outpost etc. they would be fine for your C18th games of pirates, Indostan etc. ;D

Excellent Nick thanks.  :)

I say mulato you say mulatto, lets call the whole thing off...  o_o
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: Malamute on July 03, 2016, 10:26:06 PM

I say mulato you say mulatto, lets call the whole thing off...  o_o

 lol
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: Mason on March 08, 2017, 01:36:31 PM
Anything happening over here?






(I ask as I was just redirected here from another thread and have just caught on to your slackness..... ;D)

Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: Malamute on March 08, 2017, 01:45:07 PM
 lol

Yes its not dead, just resting ;)

Bibbles lured me back to Mars and I have been painting (yes painting!) stuff for that.

When thats finished I shall return to the Romney Marshes. I have all the figures required for the Scarecrows gang and a fair few are undercoated and ready to go. ;)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: Captain Blood on March 08, 2017, 01:56:28 PM
Good news. I love this setting.

Now, how are the Game of Thrones Hill Tribes coming along?  :D
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: Romark on March 08, 2017, 02:08:42 PM
Good news. I love this setting.

Now, how are the Game of Thrones Hill Tribes coming along?  :D
Me too  :)
Aren't you doing the Penninsula War for SP2 as well ?  :D
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: Captain Blood on March 08, 2017, 02:21:50 PM
'I'm a beautiful butterfly!'

 ;)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: Mason on March 08, 2017, 02:46:22 PM
lol

Yes its not dead, just resting ;)

Bibbles lured me back to mars and I have been painting (yes painting!) stuff for that.

When thats finished I shall return to the Romney Marshes. I have all the figures required for the Scarecrows gang and a fair few are undercoated and ready to go. ;)

Good man.
Purely selfish, that, as I like this project and would not like to see it neglected.
 :D


As for the 'painting'....
We. Want. Piccies!
 ;D ;D



Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: Vagabond on March 11, 2017, 09:51:34 AM
Anything happening over here?

Thanks for the resurrection or I would have missed this.

Very much enjoyed reading through the thread. I have a vague memory of the film sounds like it will make great inspiration for games, look forward to them.

Just need to get into gear and get motoring lol lol there's always something new and more interesting comes along. :)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 9 Dr Syn painted**
Post by: Malamute on April 21, 2018, 06:06:07 PM
After a lengthy hiatus I have found some new energy to press on with this project. Inspired by many recent games of the excellent Fistful of Lead rules set  I have decided to use the Horse and Musket version, they are perfect for this game.


So I dug out the brushes in readiness for a game next week and painted these this last couple of weeks. The first figures I have painted since last year. I felt very rusty, so the painting is not my best, but they will pass muster on the tabletop.

Here are four more of the Scarecrows men. Given animal names common to the marshes, disguised in sack cloth masks to conceal their identities:

Heron.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-210418174700-324192330.jpeg)

Stoat.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-210418174702-32420553.jpeg)

Lapwing.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-210418174705-32421801.jpeg)

Owl, the watchman.
(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-210418174707-32422168.jpeg)

The figures are Foundry and Outpost Miniatures with Greenstuff masks.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-210418174710-324231814.jpeg)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 21, 2018, 06:35:10 PM
Aren't they a bunch of happy chappies  :)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: duhamel on April 21, 2018, 06:47:33 PM
the brush stroke is very good. good work  ;)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: Jeff965 on April 21, 2018, 06:48:50 PM
Lovely painting Nick, but you need more practice doing faces ;)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: Plynkes on April 21, 2018, 06:53:58 PM
Those hoods are going to give me nightmares. They are terrifying. This should be in Gothic Horror.  :)



Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: Elk101 on April 21, 2018, 07:23:56 PM
They look spot on. Nice brushwork too
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: Romark on April 21, 2018, 07:28:36 PM
Excellent additions  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: rumacara on April 21, 2018, 08:55:46 PM
Well done Nick. :-* :-*
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: Mason on April 21, 2018, 09:10:47 PM
Nice work, Horatio!
Good to see you back in the saddle.
 :-* :D :-*



Lovely painting Nick, but you need more practice doing faces ;)

 lol lol

Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: Helen on April 21, 2018, 09:53:24 PM
Wonderful work Nick. I've only just watched the movie to understand this genre.

All the best,

Helen
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: levied troop on April 22, 2018, 07:35:35 AM
Good to see this revived.
And if thatís rusty brush work, stick me in salt water now!
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: cianty on April 22, 2018, 10:15:39 AM
 :o Whooo! I discovered this thread just now. What a wonderful setting and great conversions. Being a fan of highwayman gaming myself I find this highly inspiring. I might need to add some scarecrow robbers to my own gangs as well. Very cool! Looking forward to seeing this develop further.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: Duke Donald on April 22, 2018, 12:15:14 PM
I'd never heard of Dr Syn, the Scarecrow before, and more surprisingly never come across this excellent thread before today. This is absolutely wonderful, I can't wait to see some game reports.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: gamer Mac on April 22, 2018, 01:41:37 PM
Very nice additions to you game :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: Hu Rhu on April 22, 2018, 06:31:50 PM
Lovely additions to the thread.  Glad you're back in the saddle, so to speak.  :D :D
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: Bugsda on April 22, 2018, 06:49:51 PM
Excellent! Glad you've slid back into Syn  8)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: BaronVonJ on April 23, 2018, 05:23:41 PM
Fantastic!
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: DintheDin on April 23, 2018, 06:35:56 PM
Stumbled on this thread just now!
Excellent stuff!  :-* Cheers!
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: Terry37 on April 23, 2018, 06:47:51 PM
Yep, I too just stumbled upon it and very glad I did. I have been struggling with how to do the horses in my Dr. Syn HOTT army and after seeing yours - problem solved. Love the way you did them!

I get the impression you are using the movie and TV show as your basis, while I am trying to go by the books, so my marsh Riders will be different from yours. In the book they are of two types, Demons and Witches, so I'll have an element of each. They are also described as wearing torn and ragged ladies dresses in a variety of colors, so I'll try and create that look. Then some have pointy witches caps and others due to the face paint a more skull like appearance.

One thing I am changing from my original plan is the appearance of the fine folk of Dymchurch. Knowing their trade, I was going for a more pirate look, but a friend who lives in Dymchurch said - "Oh no, you'd never want the revenuers to associate you with the sea, so best to have them look like city folk and farmers". Good point!

I'm even going to have an element of the famous Marsh sheep of the area, along with their Shepard.

Anyway, really enjoyed seeing your efforts and the great idea for the horses!

Terry
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: BaronVonJ on April 23, 2018, 07:16:49 PM
Remind me of the creepy baldnobber masks from Southern Missouri...
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: Malamute on April 23, 2018, 08:54:33 PM
Hi Terry,

Yes the Disney show and also the Hammer film have been my inspiration for the look.
When I started the project I only had the first Dr Dyn book and I donít recall much of a description for the marsh riders and their look. So I went with what I thought would work.
Iím glad you like the horses, Iím very happy with the results. I have two more on the go ĎCats eyesí  and ĎBeelzebubí who are mentioned in the books.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: Keith on April 23, 2018, 08:59:15 PM
More please - this project is ace!  :)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: Hammers on April 24, 2018, 07:27:26 AM
Blimey, those are good, Nic!
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: Silent Invader on April 24, 2018, 07:29:12 AM
Am very much looking forward to playing this game  8)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: Cat on April 24, 2018, 03:05:34 PM
These are looking great!

I've been using a lot of the same figures to make the goat-masked mob from the Dutch TV series, De Legende Van de Bokkerijders.  (Well worth watching on YouTube, very entertaining even if you don't understand any Dutch!) 

Now if Outpost would just add more masked minions, that would make everything easier!

(http://www.nlfilmdoek.nl/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/PDVD_0029.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XiwBEFtiAnE/WmPWvMhDBBI/AAAAAAAAIZ8/77_Ihj0YbicJyQBb1LHsg8VbeV-U56jkQCLcBGAs/s1600/08.jpg)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: JollyBob on April 24, 2018, 03:57:42 PM
Lovely stuff Nick.  8)  Nice to see some old stuff getting a bit of love.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: Malamute on April 24, 2018, 05:05:55 PM
These are looking great!

I've been using a lot of the same figures to make the goat-masked mob from the Dutch TV series, De Legende Van de Bokkerijders.  (Well worth watching on YouTube, very entertaining even if you don't understand any Dutch!) 

Now if Outpost would just add more masked minions, that would make everything easier!

(http://www.nlfilmdoek.nl/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/PDVD_0029.jpg)

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XiwBEFtiAnE/WmPWvMhDBBI/AAAAAAAAIZ8/77_Ihj0YbicJyQBb1LHsg8VbeV-U56jkQCLcBGAs/s1600/08.jpg)

Great stuff, I like what you have done with the Outpost figures. I have some of  those with clubs ready to go as well.

I donít know if you knew Dixon Miniatures do a Bokkerijder in 28mm.

http://www.dixon-minis.com/shop/age-beyond-reason/

Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: Cat on April 24, 2018, 08:11:32 PM
I donít know if you knew Dixon Miniatures do a Bokkerijder in 28mm.

Yes, I have that figure too, he's in the other foot mob, 5th from the right:
(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qiKMnEa3VCU/WmPW12WSJJI/AAAAAAAAIaE/ZeENDyIJPuARJpR3IdGThTeHnKgbIBz5QCLcBGAs/s1600/09.jpg)

I've been writing these up for the League of Augsburg blog.  These figures are all painted now, but I won't have time to do the next blog installment til after Huzzah! in May.  Way to busy building more models and painting more figures in time for the convention to write!
https://leagueofaugsburg.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/donnybrook-in-sleepy-hollow-part-1.html
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Update page 11. 21/04/18
Post by: Malamute on April 28, 2018, 08:32:11 PM
Some photos from today's Fistful of Lead get together.

Dr Syn and the Frenchman

The French Revolution is in full flow and many French nobles are fleeing their homes to the safety of England. Th Scarecrow has been contacted by the mysterious Marquis De Cauchemar to meet a French ship and bring to him a large crate. The contents of which are not to be disclosed nor is the box to be opened. The game begins on a deserted beach shortly before dark. th Scarecrow and his men have accepted the box and are attempting to deliver it to the Marquis, but the Revenue Men are out to stop him along with a group of Dragoons and a Priest. just what is in the box?....

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418201120-32557677.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418200741-32549342.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418200938-32556533.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418200929-325522366.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418200746-32551780.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418200934-325541031.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418200931-325531156.jpeg)

More later :)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: duhamel on April 28, 2018, 08:40:24 PM
but who has he in the box  ???
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Cat on April 28, 2018, 08:40:51 PM
Well, that just looks stunning!

Was the cart & box a scratchbuild?
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: gamer Mac on April 28, 2018, 08:42:40 PM
Any more pictures yet or am I a bit early
Great pictures so far  :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Elk101 on April 28, 2018, 08:58:08 PM
Just before the 'box' was taken off!
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 28, 2018, 09:05:03 PM
Just before the 'box' was taken off!

Taken off my arse, the bloody thing flew off  o_o

Great day's gaming  :)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Romark on April 28, 2018, 09:10:30 PM
Great eye candy  :-*
Can I ask about the mini  with lantern,after the dragoons picture,,is it a conversion ?
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Silent Invader on April 28, 2018, 09:53:57 PM
It was a great game, as were the other 2 I was lucky to play  8)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Malamute on April 28, 2018, 09:54:39 PM
Great eye candy  :-*
Can I ask about the mini  with lantern,after the dragoons picture,,is it a conversion ?

Yes, see page 11. Foundry C18th smuggler with Greenstuff mask
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Malamute on April 28, 2018, 09:56:46 PM
Well, that just looks stunning!

Was the cart & box a scratchbuild?

Cart is Boot Hill Miniatures peasant cart slightly converted and the crate is Oshiro Models.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Cat on April 28, 2018, 11:06:17 PM
Cart is Boot Hill Miniatures peasant cart slightly converted and the crate is Oshiro Models.

Thanks, hadn't come across Boot Hill Miniatures before.  Just ordered the cart, plus the Mexican Sappers and the Masked Bandit which look like handy conversion fodder!
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Terry37 on April 28, 2018, 11:19:27 PM
Still have to say those are just EXCELLENTLY done figures, a great looking game and set up. And I am also still blown away by the creativity of how you did the horses. The whole game looks awesome!!! Please keep posting!!!!

Well done, very well done!

Terry
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Hu Rhu on April 29, 2018, 08:12:56 AM
Great loking game and those miniatures look brilliant in that setting.   :-* :-*  Looking forward to seeing more.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Malamute on April 29, 2018, 08:22:24 AM
Most of the action was centred around the old ruined church with the Dragoons and sailors assaulting the French who in each game had taken up a position inside defending the walls.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-290418081203-325701457.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-290418081202-325691448.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418200457-325411251.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418200500-32543518.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418200502-325441953.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418200505-32545707.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418200507-325462080.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418200737-325472131.jpeg)


Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Eric the Shed on April 29, 2018, 08:25:43 AM
Looks fantastic - just goes to show that fantastic terrain always delivers and it worth the investment
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Malamute on April 29, 2018, 08:30:21 AM
(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418200744-325501253.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418200936-325551845.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418201122-325582439.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418201124-325591869.jpeg)

"your crate Monsieur Le Marquis" "Merci beaucoup Monsieur Le Scarecrow"

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418201127-325601330.jpeg)

Captain Softlove comes under fire

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418201129-325611975.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418201455-325622230.jpeg)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Romark on April 29, 2018, 08:57:39 AM
Yes, see page 11. Foundry C18th smuggler with Greenstuff mask
Thanks Nick, but I was referring to the mini running with musket in one hand and lantern in the other,he's wearing a stocking cap. :)
More lovely pictures,looks like you all had a great time  :)

Cheers
Keith
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Malamute on April 29, 2018, 09:01:05 AM
 The navy get up close and personal with the Frenchies.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418201458-32563816.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418201500-325641546.jpeg)

Monsieur Le Marquis about to get walloped by a Jack Tar.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418201503-32565346.jpeg)

Dragoons line the cliff tops and fire on the Scarecrow's men as they make their escape along the beach. Only one, Owl the Watchman was shot in the back, the rest escaped.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418201505-325661279.jpeg)

The Marquis is down and his last man is about to fall.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-280418201604-32567531.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-290418081204-325711172.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-290418081204-32572238.jpeg)

The fate of those who break the law.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-290418081201-32568617.jpeg)

Two games played to a successful conclusion: The Scarecrow successfully delivered the box, the Marquis escaped with the box. His Majesty's forces were folied, but the big question remained. Just what was in the box?

 ;)





Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Malamute on April 29, 2018, 09:03:31 AM
Thanks Nick, but I was referring to the mini running with musket in one hand and lantern in the other,he's wearing a stocking cap. :)
More lovely pictures,looks like you all had a great time  :)

Cheers
Keith

Sorry Keith, my mistake. He is a Westwind figure from one of the Sleepy Hollow packs in the Gothic Horror range.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Elk101 on April 29, 2018, 09:04:09 AM
What was in the box?

Turnips!
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Malamute on April 29, 2018, 09:07:02 AM


 lol
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Silent Invader on April 29, 2018, 09:07:18 AM
Quote
Just what was in the box?

Heís channelling Noel Edmunds on Deal or No Deal!
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Romark on April 29, 2018, 09:16:26 AM
Sorry Keith, my mistake. He is a Westwind figure from one of the Sleepy Hollow packs in the Gothic Horror range.
Thanks Nick  :)
As to what was in the box ? My guess is escargot and frogs legs,not easily sourced in 18thc SouthEast Kent! :)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: duhamel on April 29, 2018, 09:19:14 AM
Heís channelling Noel Edmunds on Deal or No Deal!

the wig of Marie Antoinette lol lol
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Ramirez Noname on April 29, 2018, 09:53:55 AM
Excellent game, scenery, miniatures and pictures ...

As for what's in the box ... it was delivered  to the allotted place, no body was there, so we left a note saying "box behind left hand pillar"

Job done.

RMZ

Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Captain Blood on April 29, 2018, 10:00:44 AM
A lovely game to play in. Great scenario and figures, although on reflection it doesnít look much like the saltmarshes and flat levels of Dr Syn country...  lol

And my dice rolling was predictably terrible, meaning my dragoons got nowhere near achieving anything they were supposed to, and Captain Softlove was speedily despatched by the smugglers, his putative superiority with the rapier counting for zilch when I persisted in rolling 2s on a D12, while the enemy (RMZ!) merrily rolled 8s, 9s and 10s on D10s with monotonous regularity  ::)

The melee rules in this set need some moderation methinks, otherwise itís just a random dash to suicide. You may as well just flip a coin. Apart from that - great fun, thanks Nick  :)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Dr De'Ath on April 29, 2018, 10:35:25 AM
Great game to play and a very interesting scenario, if only I knew what was in the box.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Mason on April 29, 2018, 10:37:04 AM
Now that really does look like a top game, pure eye candy all round.
 :-* :-*



Mama suggests playing a game of 'whats in the box?'......you do surprise me....
 ;D

Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Malamute on April 29, 2018, 10:46:08 AM
A lovely game to play in. Great scenario and figures, although on reflection it doesnít look much like the saltmarshes and flat levels of Dr Syn country...  lol


The melee rules in this set need some moderation methinks, otherwise itís just a random dash to suicide. You may as well just flip a coin. Apart from that - great fun, thanks Nick  :)

Yep heís relocated to Dorset.  ;) :)

Regards the melee rules. There are traits we can give the characters, Swordsman, skilled etc, that might balance it better. Will look into those.

I think you should invest in some dice for better rolling. ;) lol
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Dr De'Ath on April 29, 2018, 11:10:19 AM

I think you should invest in some dice for better rolling. ;) lol

I've been telling him that for ages  ;)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 29, 2018, 11:13:43 AM
It was just a box of stinky cheese  ::)

and Captain Softlove was speedily despatched by the smugglers, his putative superiority with the rapier counting for zilch

Not for me, he was killing right, left and centre when I had him  ;D
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Silent Invader on April 29, 2018, 11:21:51 AM
I think the box contains one of those big, flouncy, curly, Georgian man wigs
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Plynkes on April 29, 2018, 11:33:45 AM
I'm gonna say Gwyneth Paltrow's head.

Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Silent Invader on April 29, 2018, 12:10:28 PM
I'm gonna say Gwyneth Paltrow's head.

7 out of 7 for that !  :D
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Captain Blood on April 29, 2018, 05:32:24 PM
Not for me, he was killing right, left and centre when I had him  ;D

You're saying you're better at wargaming than me, right?  >:(  lol
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Lord Borjado on April 29, 2018, 05:44:36 PM
What a lovely board!  :-*
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: OSHIROmodels on April 29, 2018, 07:58:35 PM
You're saying you're better at wargaming than me, right?  >:(  lol

ĎFraid so Capín  lol
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: cianty on April 30, 2018, 03:02:13 PM
Most excellent!  ;D
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: BaronVonJ on April 30, 2018, 03:39:18 PM
Quote
The melee rules in this set need some moderation methinks, otherwise itís just a random dash to suicide. You may as well just flip a coin.
I think you guys were playing a stripped down version of the rules without bells and whistles. IIRC they use a modified version of the original FfoL:H&M rules.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Captain Blood on April 30, 2018, 04:32:53 PM
I think you guys were playing a stripped down version of the rules without bells and whistles. IIRC they use a modified version of the original FfoL:H&M rules.

Aha! You mean they were playing the rules wrong? That doesn't surprise me ;)

My ace, rapier-armed swordsman and officer goes up again a rustic klutz with cudgel. He should beat him easily of course - or there should at least be a reasonable probability of beating him. I get a +1 advantage to my die roll for using a better weapon. That's it. He rolls a 10, I roll a 2 - game over.
Using the differential between two high value (D10/D12) rolls for melee, with so few modifiers for 'quality' or ability, and with so much scope for wildly divergent results makes the outcome simply too dependent on the dice.
What were we doing wrong?
(Apart from rolling terrible dice in my case :D)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: BaronVonJ on April 30, 2018, 06:47:10 PM
Don't roll so lousy. Or maybe your guy wasn't all he was cracked up to be? I bet it made for a funny narrative though.
The Rustic klutz could have been rated as a d8 to better reflect his untrained abilities. Use of cards helps. Play a 2-eyed Jack for a additional +1 in Close Combat. There's a few traits that could help.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Malamute on April 30, 2018, 08:31:21 PM

The Rustic klutz could have been rated as a d8 to better reflect his untrained abilities. Use of cards helps. Play a 2-eyed Jack for a additional +1 in Close Combat. There's a few traits that could help.

He wasnít an untrained klutz, he was a seasoned smuggler used to brawling. Richards pompous Dragoon captain clearly underestimated his opponent and paid the price for it. ;) lol

Next time weíll give him a couple of traits to increase his abilities as well.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Ramirez Noname on April 30, 2018, 08:45:24 PM
He wasnít an untrained klutz, he was a seasoned smuggler used to brawling. Richards pompous Dragoon captain clearly underestimated his opponent and paid the price for it. ;) lol

Next time weíll give him a couple of traits to increase his abilities as well.

Happy to play rustic klutz again - I believe my sturdy fellow was well versed in teaching upstart dragoon officers lessons in back side kicking  lol

Did we mention the other "rustic" with the pair of pistols ?  ;)

RMZ
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Marine0846 on May 02, 2018, 11:15:33 PM
Wonderful photos.
As to the box, well, there is another story to be told.
Can't wait. :)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** Game AAR page 13... 28/0404/18
Post by: Malamute on May 07, 2018, 10:15:34 AM


Another recruit for the Scarecrow's men. He doesn't have a suitable name yet. Any suggestions?

Outpost Miniatures with Grrenstuff mask.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/32/86-070518100503-327721467.jpeg)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 16 **
Post by: Dr De'Ath on May 07, 2018, 10:19:40 AM
Excellent
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 16 **
Post by: Mason on May 07, 2018, 10:44:04 AM
Nice !
And good to see the band growing.
 8) 8)


I reckon you should call him 'Lucky Dick'.
 ;)

Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 16 **
Post by: duhamel on May 07, 2018, 11:11:21 AM
really good  :-*

 name Winston :D
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 16 **
Post by: Silent Invader on May 07, 2018, 12:00:16 PM
Another scary addition. 8)

Given the colours youíve chosen and the others all being named after marshland wildlife, I think you should go for

Warbler

After the Reed Warbler
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 16 **
Post by: Malamute on May 07, 2018, 12:14:36 PM
At last, a sensible suggestion. Thanks Steve, Warbler it is. :)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 16 **
Post by: Silent Invader on May 07, 2018, 12:23:12 PM
At last, a sensible suggestion. Thanks Steve, Warbler it is. :)

See, thatís because I think too much  :D
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 16 **
Post by: NickNascati on May 07, 2018, 12:26:25 PM
Great project, well executed, and a great looking game.  I've always thought that Dr. Syn/Scarecrow had a lot of gaming potential.  I'm sure you said somewhere, but what rules are you using?
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 16 **
Post by: duhamel on May 07, 2018, 12:31:21 PM
can be a little more virile harrier  :)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 16 **
Post by: Malamute on May 07, 2018, 02:24:14 PM
Great project, well executed, and a great looking game.  I've always thought that Dr. Syn/Scarecrow had a lot of gaming potential.  I'm sure you said somewhere, but what rules are you using?

Fistful of Lead, horse and musket version with a couple of additions from our Gothic Horror version, namely the ability for the Scarecrow to cause fear. They are a perfect set of rules for this. :) 
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 16 **
Post by: Malamute on May 07, 2018, 02:25:48 PM
See, thatís because I think too much  :D

This is true, but since you suggested it I googled wildlife on Romney Marsh and found the Wagtail is a native, but couldnít see a Warbler, so Iíve renamed him. ;) lol
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 16 **
Post by: Mason on May 07, 2018, 02:39:29 PM
Ah, Wagtail.
 8)

You mean 'Lucky Dick, The Wagtail', obviously.
Brings his own dice to every event, but hates stopping for Tiffin.
 ;D
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 16 **
Post by: Silent Invader on May 07, 2018, 03:44:43 PM
Iím feeling exploited !
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 16 **
Post by: Malamute on May 07, 2018, 03:48:17 PM
Ah, Wagtail.
 8)

You mean 'Lucky Dick, The Wagtail', obviously.
Brings his own dice to every event, but hates stopping for Tiffin.
 ;D

Yeah, thatís him.  :)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 16 **
Post by: NickNascati on May 07, 2018, 07:47:37 PM
Damn, looks like another project to start! :)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 16 **
Post by: Thunderchicken on May 07, 2018, 10:18:12 PM
Oooooh! Late to the party as usual, but what a great idea for a project. The game looks like it was up to your usual fab standard    :-* :-*

The Scarecrow men is an excellent idea. It could catch on dontcha know....

Keep 'em coming old fruit.
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 16 **
Post by: gamer Mac on May 09, 2018, 10:54:18 AM
Looking good :-* :-* :-* :-* :-* :-*
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 16 **
Post by: Jeff965 on May 09, 2018, 11:28:06 AM
More loveliness though I think a suitable name would have been Mr Potato head  lol ;)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 16 **
Post by: Malamute on May 09, 2018, 11:51:49 AM

 lol
Wait until you see the next one. ;) lol
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 16 **
Post by: Malamute on May 27, 2018, 02:38:53 PM
And here is the next one. A rather curious fellow he is too:

"Cats Eyes"

Not the easiest to reproduce a mask meant to look like a cats face. The head was the closest I could find without resorting to Greenstuff. I did some converting as the head was from another figure as is the sword.

Trying to paint cats eyes was also a challenge, I gave up in the end, so I'm not overly happy with the result, but I think he looks suitably odd and slightly scary.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/33/86-270518142920-334362239.jpeg)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 17 **
Post by: gamer Mac on May 27, 2018, 02:45:34 PM
Nice addition :-* :-* :-*
Cats eyes not slotted instead of dots at this scale?
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 17 **
Post by: Malamute on May 27, 2018, 03:26:21 PM
Nice addition :-* :-* :-*
Cats eyes not slotted instead of dots at this scale?

I tried that and it didn't quite work, he looked more alien, so ended up with dots. lol
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 17 **
Post by: Silent Invader on May 27, 2018, 04:03:28 PM
I think thatís a great balaclava  :D
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 17 **
Post by: Malamute on May 27, 2018, 04:35:39 PM
 lol

Would you like one?
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 17 **
Post by: Mason on May 27, 2018, 04:51:36 PM
A nice addition to the gang.
That is the best Balaclava on the South Coast, I will 'av ya know!
 8) 8)

He does look damn scary.
As all balaclavas do, eh?
 ;)

Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 17 **
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 27, 2018, 04:53:36 PM
lol

Would you like one?

As if he needs encouragement  lol

Looks great (weird eyes aside  lol)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 17 **
Post by: Cat on May 27, 2018, 09:00:29 PM
Fun figure!

I do eyes with a .005 Micron Art pen.  For at eyes, I do an ovalish slit thicker at the top than the bottom.  They do look alien/lizard. 

If you prefer the round dot, make them big dots for cat at night and/or on catnip ^,^

https://www.google.com/search?q=cat+eyes&safe=off&client=firefox-b-1&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjxnd641qbbAhXQpFkKHV97Dl0QsAQIKA&biw=965&bih=574
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 17 **
Post by: Hu Rhu on May 28, 2018, 08:32:11 AM
Nice painting on that mini.  Who makes the original?
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 17 **
Post by: Malamute on May 28, 2018, 12:27:10 PM

Outpost Miniatures highwayman with a head and hand swap. I have a mounted version to do.

But can't summon the energy to paint the skeleton horse. He might remain on foot  ;) lol
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 17 **
Post by: duhamel on May 28, 2018, 12:46:22 PM
(https://i62.servimg.com/u/f62/19/52/10/20/muppet10.jpg)

sorry Nick could not stop me lol
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 17 **
Post by: OSHIROmodels on May 28, 2018, 12:55:21 PM
 lol
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 17 **
Post by: Malamute on May 28, 2018, 01:28:02 PM


sorry Nick could not stop me lol

Very good 😂

Gonzo springs to mind lol
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 17 **
Post by: duhamel on May 28, 2018, 03:06:10 PM
if the idea was to have a cat you may have had to make a simple bag on the head, create the 2 openings for the eyes, form 2 ears with the corners of the bag, just paint the face of the cat on the bag
and if you like it, I can try to carve and paint the head  ;)

(https://i62.servimg.com/u/f62/19/52/10/20/00137.jpg)
sorry for the quick drawing
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 17 **
Post by: Malamute on May 28, 2018, 04:03:31 PM
Hi Laurent, thanks for the offer, no need to make one. Heís not a major character, so can be in the background. ;) :)
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 17 **
Post by: Mason on May 28, 2018, 06:03:37 PM
(https://i62.servimg.com/u/f62/19/52/10/20/00137.jpg)

Please do NOT go getting any ideas, Mr Balaclava!
 :o :o :o

Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 17 **
Post by: duhamel on May 28, 2018, 06:19:08 PM
Hi Laurent, thanks for the offer, no need to make one. Heís not a major character, so can be in the background. ;) :)

it was just to help and make me forgive for making fun of gonzo lol

Please do NOT go getting any ideas, Mr Balaclava!
 :o :o :o


if it gives you ideas it's good
Title: Re: Dr Syn, a Smugglers tale of Romney Marsh. ** new figure page 17 **
Post by: Malamute on May 28, 2018, 07:21:19 PM
it was just to help and make me forgive for making fun of gonzo lol


 lol