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Tuesday, 15 May 2012

More Native American Woodland Indians for Muskets and Tomahawks

Here are the next two models for my 200pt warband. These are both (I think) Conquest models. I am really pleased with the way the warpaint turned out on these! They took longer per model than the last one due to a varnishing disaster - I had been using Revell matte clear paint as, unlike brush-on Testor's Dullcote, it hasn't got fumes that will kill you! Sadly, it had gone a bit 'gloopy', so I diluted it. That worked fine on the first model on the previous topic, but not these two...for some reason, they ended up with blobs of pure white 'pooled' into many of the recesses and also on top of some raised areas!! Aargh!!! So I had to rescue them, which took 2.5 hours!!!!! Anyway, luckily we had decent weather on Sunday, so I 'Dullcoted' them outside!!!


Anyway, the 'rescue' job was, I think, worth it, despite me now being at least one model behind schedule...
This first chap has face paint lifted straight from the Osprey book "North American Indians of the Great Lakes", specifically plate C, figure 3...





This next chap's warpaint is a bit of a mish-mash...looks cool though, I think!





Here is a picture of all three painted thus far, sneaking out of the woods to burn some poor settler's cabin...



Three more are on the painting table and I hope to post them soon. I watched 'Drums Along the Mohawk' on Saturday for inspiration and 'Last of the Mohicans' is next on my list...

Cheers

Andy

6 comments:

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

They look very nice Andy. I picked up some Winsor and Newton brush on matt varnish as I've heard good things about it and so fingers crossed on that.

Christopher

DeanM said...

Whoah - those guys are buff. Nice painting too, especially the warpaint. Best, Dean

Ubique said...

Very nice paint jobs, great looking body paint and tatoos.

Regards,
Matt

Dalauppror said...

Stunning paint job Andy, very impresive warpaint details.

Looking forward to the next ones:)

Best regards Michael

MarkG said...

Very nicely done. Have a copy of Muskets & Tomahawks on the way. Ready to kick start my FIW project.

The Kiwi said...

Amazing job. They look awesome.
Cheers