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1/4 scale Osage Warrior

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Guy, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    While out with the Mrs doing some shopping we stopped in to our local "Dollar Tree" store to pick up some wrapping paper and while I was killing time waiting for her to pick out the "just right" wrapping paper, I stumbled accross a whole shelf full of Indian busts. Living in Oklahoma where the city is surrounded by the various Reservations we have alot of "Tourist Traps" or as I call them "Rubber Tomahawk Shops" and I guess dollar tree was also trying to take advantage of the territory here. They had eight different styles of bust....all the same size...........so I picked up one of each. 2 of this one shown here as it was the best. Each bust cost $1 plus the local sales tax. I figured for $9 dollars....what the heck.

    Here is how it looked on the shelf and also on each side is a 1/10th scale bust I am also getting ready to paint.

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    after a coat of Floquil primer (still wet)

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    When you are being dragged out for a day of shopping always remember.......you never can tell what you may find.. :lol:

    one down......seven to go
  2. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    You could use real feathers on it and they'd be in scale!
  3. MSzwarc New Member

    Guy,
    That's a rather amazing transformation for just a coat of primer. The quality of the sculpture doesn't look that good in the "before" picture. It'll be interesting to see the transformation once you've painted it,. You'll have to show us side by side "before' and "after" pics. Do you plan any modifications to the sculpture itself?

    Mike
  4. GARD9 Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Guy.
    That is a great idea. I pass about a half dozen of these dollar stores on my way to and from work each day. I'm going to look for these. I think they would be great practice pieces at least and with a little putty here and there (like on the scribed-in tatoos), painted well, these could be nice display pieces. You can't go wrong at a buck a pop.
    Maybe I'll find a "Rubber Tomahawk" too.
    G9 :)
  5. Tomas Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Guy,old fellow,
    Good purchase!!.How do you paint him (1/4 bust),airbrush, at first?. ;) .
    Impressive work of native indians.life-like expression.
    Please,share the next step...
    Regards,

    Tomas
  6. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for the feedback guys.

    Stephen - I Have thought seriously about that and may do just that.

    Mike - I may remove the feathers and replace with real ones.

    John - If you have problems finding them take a picture from the above and go into one of the stores and ask if they could check their distribution center for any left.

    Tomas my friend - I used Floquil spray primer from the can. Threw away my airbrush years ago. I will do the entire painting by brush..........just a little larger ones :lol:

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