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Completed Andrea Miniatures 54mm Apache Warrior

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by KenBoyle, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Hi everyone,

    I just finished this oldie but goodie from Andrea, their 54mm Apache Warrior released in 1999. He has been in my gray army ever since and, I thought, deserved some recognition.

    I decided to paint him as a Chiricahua Apache and member of Geronimo's hostile band, circa 1886.

    The figure was not really modified, but the head, a separate piece, sat a little high on the shoulders and the hair seemd to float above the shoulders. I drilled out the neck to lower the head a little, and bent the edges of the hair down a bit to sit on the shoulders.

    This was also my first attempt to paint a calico shirt, widely worn at the time. I think the pattern is a little large for the scale but even with my Optivisor, I have some limits. I mention this just so no one asks why the apache I painted is wearing a Hawaiian shirt.:)

    The groundwork was done with, my typical, pieces of slate and Magic Sculpt to tie everything together (as I described in my thread for Orinia's 28mm US Cavalry vignette). I also added two dead tree trunks made from small pieces of driftwood for a little variety.

    Everything was painted with acrylics.

    Thanks for looking,
    Ken


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  2. baronband Well-Known Member

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    Beautifully done and tied into the base very well.

    John
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  3. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks John, much appreciated!
    Ken
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  4. Oda A Fixture

    Apaches are a fascinating and much neglected and maligned subject.That is some serious painting there.I love how you managed to portray an environment that oozes apacheria.Very well done indeed.

    Oda.
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  5. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    You have a knack for the subject matter and the groundwork is some thing else. I would be over The moon if this was mine. As Oda has said a much maligned subject. Fantastic painting.
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  6. Borek A Fixture

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    Nice work, I very like the style of Shading...

    Cheers Borek :)
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  7. Grod A Fixture

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    Very nice. Great subject and the base really sets it off well.
    Gordon
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  8. clrsgt A Fixture

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    Very well painted and presented. I just finished the Semper Fidelis Apache. I did not try a calico shirt though; I wanted the cavalry jacket to be the color spot of the figure.
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  9. swralph A Fixture

    The paintwork is great and the groundwork really sets the figure off Ken:).
    I'm wondering though why he is wearing an Hawaiian shirt:p:D.
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  10. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Very nice done

    Mobo
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  11. oldtrousers Active Member

    Beautiful work as always, Ken! Love the ground work, too.

    Scott
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  12. Babelfish A Fixture

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    Lovely painting, and the groundwork takes it to another level. I really like what you've done with this one.

    - Steve
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  13. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Oda and Bob!

    I must admit I've only done a small number of Native American figures over the years. However, the reason was, I was never satisfied with my ability to paint the correct flesh tones. I have several more in my gray army that need painting and I'm feeling a little more confident now. More to come...

    Ken
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  14. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks guys! I appreciate the kind comments.

    This was a fun figure to do and I love , as you may have guessed, doing groundwork from the American West.

    Ken
  15. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Ataboy Ralph! I new I could count on someone to comment on the shirt. :rolleyes: You didn't disappoint. :joyful:

    Thanks, :) :):)
    Ken
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  16. franck edet Well-Known Member

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    superb painting Ken, everything is just working perfectly together !
    one point though : that doesn't look right for an hawaiian ground ... ;) LOL

    anyway do not bother : the shirt looks perfect !
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  17. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Franck! (y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  18. phil_h A Fixture

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    Awesome job Ken! As other's have mentioned the is fantastic, and really adds to the overall ambiance
    Phil
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  19. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Phil!

    Much appreciated,
    Ken
  20. arj A Fixture

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    Superb painting of the figure and the groundwork is outstanding.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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