Monday, March 1, 2010

Front Rank Spanish Guerrilla Leader

Here we have the renowned bandit and guerrilla leader, Tuco Benedicto Pacifico Juan Maria Ramirez. When Wellington sought him out in his mountain lair to assist in fighting the French, Tuco famously replied, "So, that's why you came to Tuco. It doesn't matter, I'll kill them all."

His jacket is a war spoil from a vanquished French Chasseur officer. Do not ask for the gory details of the valiant Frenchman's demise. The jacket itself is devoid of elaborate braiding and most of the lace - Tuco is a man of the people you must understand. His loyal band of followers, although few in number and lacking skills in musketry, are nevertheless eager and confident - when thing go well


  1. Great figure.

    Hmmm, that name seems familar, is he also known as "the Rat"?

  2. Well, it is rumored (not in his presence) that he was once found guilty of murder, armed robbery of citizens, banks, and post offices; the theft of sacred objects, arson in a prison, perjury, bigamy, deserting his wife and children, inciting prostitution, kidnapping, extortion, receiving stolen goods, selling stolen goods, passing counterfeit money, and contrary to certain laws guilty of using marked cards and loaded dice.

  3. That explains why I can't get "Medicine Show" from Big Audio Dynamite out of my head.

    That "dates" me as a child of the 80's!


  4. B.A.D. Hehehe. Loved them too. I saw Mick Jones in '82 in Oakland, CA when he opened with the Clash for The Who! Dean