As I mentioned on the WCI Forum earlier, I spent the weekend watching a John Wayne-a-thon on AMC. While I've seen those movies countless times there's just something about Wayne that draws me back to watch them one more time. Hondo was one that I really like and when he came walking in to the ranch at the very beginning I thought that would really make a nice character study. Now I didn't set out to try and do John Wayne ... just the character. I was after the shirt, the hat and especially the neckerchief. Those colors really seemed to work well together.
This figure is about 13" tall with the oak base so it's a pretty substantial piece compared to a normal caricature bus. I like the larger sizes cause they don't seem to get lost in the crowd. In the album I took a close up of the top of his hat so you can see the braided hatband. That's made of twisted wire with a little embellishment on the ends. Looks good and completes the figure.
A while back I wrote about having another auction but as I was having "comment" trouble at the time I had unintentionally blocked all the associated comments. Well, I think it's about time to have another auction and thought maybe this figure would be a good one to use. If you're interested let me know and if enough responses are received we'll get one started. It will run like the last one...5 days, and the bidding will be via the comments section so everyone can see whats going on. There will be no reserve so you can start at a dollar if you want. Postage and packing will be separate from the final price.
So, drop a comment if your interested and we'll shoot for this coming Friday as the kickoff.