Today from the depths of my childhood memories, comes The Ballad of Davy Crockett. Davy Crockett is one of those enduring historical figures – a real genuine Legend of the Frontier. This version is sung by Fess Parker. Down the bottom of the post is a list I accumulated of various Davy Crockett miniatures. Once again – if you know of others let me know and I will update the post.
This version has about a dozen more verses and covers pretty much the whole of the life of Davy Crockett.
DAVY CROCKETT MINIATURES.
The chap middle bottom is Davy. This set is the Alamo Leaders set.
1/72 or 20mm
Imex make a 1/72nd Alamo Defenders set that includes a Davy Crockett figure wielding his rifle like a club. This set is available from a myriad of hobby and toy stores so I wont link to any particular one in this case.
Reaper Miniatures make a great looking Davy. Quite the dandy in his buckskins and coonskin hat.
Dixon Miniatures have a great little range of Alamo figures, including this one. Very Dixon-ish which is something I like.
Boot Hill Miniatures. I don’t know anything about these guys but I love these models. Davy is in the middle, pointing out either a Creek warrior or Santa Ana.
UPDATE: Boot Hill Miniatures showed me a much cooler pic of Davy Crockett. Here it is.
Old Glory has a big range of Texan War of Independence sets. The photo is a bit indistinct but I am sure there is a Davy in there in a coonskin hat. The product description says “4 Individual Poses for Davy Crockett, Col. Travis, Jim Bowie on cot & Man Servant”
Blazeaway Miniatures (Cannon Fodder Miniatures) has a range of Alamo figures as well. I think these are super. I am sure you know which one is Davy.
This looks like a nice clean sculpt but he has a face that only his mother could love. An older, wiser Davy perhaps. On the whole I really like Artizan Design miniatures. They are seldom a disappointment.
UPDATE: A helpful reader pointed out this figure to me. Apparently an Artizan Designs’ Limited Edition Davy Crockett. I think it came with the Warhammer Historical ‘Alamo’ supplement.
There are two 40mm manufacturers that I found. The first is:
Gringo 40s. What can I say about these. If I wanted to get into a new scale it would be 40mm, and Gringo40s would be my starting point.
Sash and Saber 40mm. There is no picture on the Sash and Saber website of this miniature. That is a shame because Sash and Saber make really nice 40mm models. I am sure it is a great sculpt, but who knows.