Sunday, December 13, 2015

Warpath Off The Painting Desk

Last week I posted a pic of some Native American warriors from Bob Murch of Pulp Miniatures’ Flint and Feather Range, representing the Huron-Iroquois wars of the early 17th century.   Bob is the sculptor.  The figures themselves are sold by Crucible Crush.  These figures are done for a friend, and they are far outside my level of expertise or knowledge, but they were a treat to paint up.  I followed Bob’s painting guide quite closely.

All the weapons are pre-contact, obviously, but they might mix with a few warriors carrying muskets for a game set in the early FIW period.  I’m not sure how my friend wishes to base them, so I will leave that to him.

 Lately for 28mm figures I’ve been using a white undercoat almost exclusively.  For these figures, which call for a palette of natural and earth tone colours, I think it worked well.  Some items, like the necklace on this fellow, are from the white undercoat, with just a bit of Army Painted soft tone brushed over it.

 The war party assembled, before being gifted.   These fellows were great fun, and a real testimony to Bob’s sculpting.   They lack the somewhat blocky and cartoonish aspects of his pulp range, and have a more natural and fluid look to them.

 

A small part of me is thinking that some of these figures would be fun to get for my Middle Earth collection, perhaps to represent the Wild Men of Druadan.   I think I’ll keep that in mind.   They might have fun hunting orcs in the ancient forests of Numenor. 

Speaking of Numenor, my friend James just got on the road after a visit and gaming slumber party, and fun stuff from Afghanistan and Middle Earth to report on here soon.

Finally. to all who helped me by commenting on the great Photo Invisibility Mystery of Friday, all the photos above were posted to Imageshack. When James was here yesterday I borrowed his tablet and scrolled through some recent blog posts here.  All of the images were visible, and all of them were on Imageshack.  However, in the last post here, many of you commented (thanks for your help!) that you could ONLY see the image hosted on Google Picasa.  So, just for fun, the one below was posted to Picasa Web.  If you can ONLY see the photo below, please comment.  I’m not sure what I’ll do with that data, but anyway.

 

 

Blessings to your brushes!These figures bring my 2015 totals to:

28mm:  Foot Figures: 82; Mounted Figures: 13, Artillery: 2, Vehicles: 2, Scenic Pieces: 2

20mm:  Vehicles: 1; Artillery: 1, Foot Figures: 6

15mm: Armour/Vehicles: 5; 15mm Scenic Pieces: 5

6mm:  Scenic pieces:  7


 

30 comments:

  1. The war parties in the 1st 4 pictures look great. If there is a 5th picture they must be really good at hiding.

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    1. Thanks Ross. They were hiding. Skulky fellows. I think I just flushed them out.

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    2. Aha! A véritable Pilote! (de Maisonneuve's hound famed for flushing Iroquois in ambush) I see them now.

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  2. They look superb...and they'd also work well as Picts in Conan inspired sword & sorcery games!

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    1. Thanks Gordon. I could certainly see these fellows in a S&S context.

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  3. 5 pics here...

    Those miniatures are very nice - just put them on my long list of future purchases!


    Greg

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    1. Thanks Greg! Sorry if I added something else to your must-buy pile. :)

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  4. Fantastic job on the skin and tatoos!

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    1. Merci mon ami! It's the first time I've ever painted a figure with tattoos!

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  5. Great figures and a grand paint-job.

    BTW, "These aren't the pics you're looking for."

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    1. Thanks Pastor. These fellows would be a little late for an 1812 man like you, but as a fellow Cannuck and patriot. you need these figures!

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    2. I'm considering them REALLY hard. They'd be perfect as "Skraelings" for SAGA.

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    3. Skraelings vs Vikings would be epic. The last chance the First Nations had to repel a European invasion.

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  6. Lovely work Michael cracking sculpts as well.

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    1. Thanks Simon. How are you doing these days? Better I hope.

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  7. Excellent! You've done a great job on them Mike.

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  8. Very good work Mike!
    I can see all the pics today.

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  9. Superb work Padre.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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    1. Thanks Pete. I always appreciate your encouragement.

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  10. Oh I say, they look absolutely superb! Bravo Sir.

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    1. Thank you Michael. Ack ack ack back at you!

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  11. Great job, Padre! They look fantastic!
    I really like the one with the war club and the armored archer. Grand work!

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  12. Great job, Padre! They look fantastic!
    I really like the one with the war club and the armored archer. Grand work!

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  13. Great work Michael! I can see all photos today.

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  14. Those are lovely Michael, Bob does some cracking figures and these are some of his best.
    Cheers
    Stu

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  15. I see all the pics today. Interesting.

    These native fellows look great - the skin colour is spot on for my mind. What did you use to get this?

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