Review Pawnee Scout from Fan Art Models

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by napoleonpeart, Oct 4, 2017.

  1. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Hello everyone,

    A very colourful subject is the Native American Indian and thats what we will be looking at today .

    Announced by the company from Russian called Fan Art Models here on PF and in social media , it certainly created a lot of excitement and when I got the review item I understood why!!!

    http://www.planetfigure.com/threads/fan-art-models-news.112240/

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    The Native American Indian both served and died in the military and continues to do so to this day but the nations also suffered terribly in the Indian Wars in the mid 19th Century .

    Many different races served as scouts in the army including Apache like below and Pawnee , the later is the subject of the release .

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    Our subject wears a issue cavalry jacket , but with Indian decorations added , around the neck we have a sign of much bravery ...the bear claw necklace.

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    Books are readily available for further reading and interest here are some:

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    Continued in next post

    Nap
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  2. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Lets see what we are looking at

    Title: Pawnee Scout

    Reference: FAN B-001

    Scale: 1/9th

    Material: Gray Resin

    No of Parts: 7 plus card inser

    Sculptor: Sergey Zlobov

    Box Art: Alexander Habas

    General comments
    • Well packed in a very professional laser cut box
    • Parts in clear bags
    • Sandwiched between 2 thick foam layers
    • Resin is a very high quality
    • No flaws or air holes were found
    • A base is sculpted with the torso
    • Assembly is easy and logical
    • Prep ...Minimal , slight sanding at the rear in the hollowed out area
    • Overall Presentation is very good indeed
    Packed in a great little box with colour artwork all over , on the top we have the actual painted version and on the underside a colour map showing the Indian nation tribes , one of the sides carry a thanks you ....a nice touch .

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    Inside we have what I consider a great step forward especially with the scourge of recasting , some in Russia where Fan Art are.

    It is great to see a genuine Russian company fighting against these thieves of the hobby ...its a small thing to add and easy to do but gives off a great message...well done .

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    We also have a nice authenticated card together with a business card( shown front and back _ you will notice the name is different , Art Miniatures , the Fan Art is a part of this )

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    Parts consist of main torso , the head , bear claw necklace , the roach , ends strands of hair and a set of 3 feathers

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    I will look at the torso first and the remainder in the next part

    Torso

    The first thing to say is that the resin is super smooth and a nice idea is to have a small base worked into the resin ...it certainly looks slick , the 2nd thing is that the back is hollowed out , reducing resin used and a pleasant style results .

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    The torso is angled down toward the centre from the upper sleeves.

    Wearing the issue US Jacket but personalised with Indian tassels and studs on the sleeve , around the neck a cord for the necklace , this is nicely sculpted and well worked on the twists .

    The sleeve tassels are hanging naturally , 3 on each shoulder coming from the studs on each arm .

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    The jacket is shown opened down to the 5th button with the collar wide open very naturally exposing the upper chest middle

    The buttons are all showing the US eagle with the button holes being edged sharply.

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    The edges of the collar and the jacket has the lace texture running along it , the double on the actual collar sides are very cleanly defined


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    The neck area is clear of any excess resin with a well done cut out ready to take the opposite on the lower neck .

    Continued in next post

    Nap
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  3. napoleonpeart Forum Moderator

    Country:
    England
    Now to the remaining pieces

    Head

    The sculptor has done a very good job here , getting that "look" well , the face looks to the right when in position on the torso, the detailing on the facial features are good a strong nose and a chin pushing forward good mouth work as well ( held closed ) .
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    The head is shaved revealing the blood vessels on each temple side , cheek bones are high , looking at the review piece his left seems a little angular in comparison .

    Ears are very good with 4 hanging drops running along the ear edge

    The eyes have upper and lower lids well worked into place , with lines at the corner of each eye .

    At the lower edge of the neck we see a group of beads on a strap, nicely shaped

    On the top of the head we see the shaped hair , good textures are seen here , the centre is removed to located the remainder of the hair style ., at the lower neck there is a hole to take the 3 braided strands of hair.

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    Remainder of hair pieces

    The splayed out roach ( styled by using animal fat amongst other ! ) is a really good bit of sculpting , certainly looks good when in place ...a small amount of filler will be needed where it meets the head piece .

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    The 3 strands of hair need to be fitted first before the above , they are detailed as plaits with the ends tied , the rear of these are flat with no detail , it does not really show but I would have preferred detail on both .

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    Feathers

    A group of 3 larger ones with 2 smaller where they all meet , all have nice surface detail , fit is easy again and in place look right .

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    Bear Claw necklace

    This is a really excellent bit of both sculpting , the individual claws are very well depicted , with a beaded parts running under and in between the claws , these are set into a section and the whole thing when in place really shows the bravery of the warrior .

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    Final Thoughts

    A really good 1st bust and a great subject matter presentation is very professional , sculpting is good and with the quality of the resin used the casting is the same .

    Minimal prep is needed = A great display piece and a heck of lot of fun at the bench

    I am certainly looking forward to seeing more from FAN ART MODELS ....

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

    Lets finish this off with some views of the artwork ...Enjoy

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    Thanks to FAN ART for the review piece and to you all for looking in

    For more information on this and to keep updated :

    To order: : http://www.art-miniatures.ru/?bust&b2

    Email: art.miniatures@mail.ru

    VK.COM/ART_MINIATURES

    FB: WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/INFO.RATIOBOREC

    Or you can always message them here on PF ( username ArtMin )


    Happy modelling

    Nap
  4. swralph A Fixture

    Thanks for a great review Nap:).
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  5. Old johnny PlanetFigure Supporter

    Excellent review..of an evidently excellent product...
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  6. Fantomas Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Great review and awesome bust!
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  7. franck edet Active Member

    Country:
    Canada
    awesome bust ! thanks for the review Nap (y)
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  8. Wayneb PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-States
    Looks like an excellent sculpt......Great review Mr. Bonaparte :)....

    Wayne

    Edit...........Bonapeart...:)
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  9. Jimbo A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Kev, great review of a superb looking Injun(y)
    Cheers
    Jim
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  10. Billy Dickinson New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice bust. reminds of the Poste Miltaire Native American busts of which I have two. Bit too ambitious for me. Well they were about 20 years ago. Might have a go again. Started one and was looking at it the other day, and saw I'd stripped the paint off it to start again.

    BillyD
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  11. Geoff Charman Well-Known Member

    Super review Nap of this awesome looking bust, certainly going on my wants list.
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  12. ArtMin Member

    Country:
    Russian-Federation
    Thanks friends! Welcome to our world!
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  13. OSS PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    It looks awesome and great detail thanks for the review
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  14. mortier Well-Known Member

    Again great review,fantastic bust and very beautiful painting
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  15. OSS PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I could not resist and have ordered it ..............
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  16. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent, encyclopedic review on a cool looking bust Kevin :D(y)!

    Joe
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  17. kilsh Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Thanks for the review Kev

    Great looking bust

    Cheers

    Neil
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