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Apache

Discussion in 'Completed Figures' started by DaddyO, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. DaddyO A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Morning all
    Following on from my earlier thread I've now completed the first of this little batch of figures :)

    As usual it took longer than expected to finish the painting and this wasn't helped by repainting most of the skin and white clothing which had already been done (No real reason other than I wasn't as happy with it and thought it needed more contrast so started by just tweaking the shadows a bit and then a bit like Topsy it just sort of 'growed' from there)
    The figure is Semper Fidelis 75mm which I managed to buy from the owners personal stock (they're now out of production) I removed the shield and strap, added the neck scarf and tweezers and modified the waistcoat to a civilian version from the cut down cavalry jacket. The Gideon is scratch built from a mix of Duro and magic sculpt on a bamboo staff with a top from a railing kit in the spares box.

    Anyway all based up now onto a nice bit of wood from Oakwood Studio's (via Kev. Cheers mate (y))
    Basework is all Das.

    Comments welcome
    Stay safe
    Paul
    Apache5.jpg Apache1.jpg Apache2.jpg Apache3.jpg Apache4.jpg Apache close up.jpg
  2. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Leggy

    Great to see you posting the 'injun'

    Looks good mate , interesting fleshtones

    Did the groundwork cone with it ...nice rock !

    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to seeing more from you

    Happy benchtime

    Stay safe

    Nap
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  3. DaddyO A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Kev (slowly using up those bases);)

    The kit did come with a rather nice rocky type base, but I wanted something a bit different so the idea for this came from a Frank McKarthy painting (I may add a lizard hiding in the shadows at some point, but I was getting a bit bored seeing this one on the desk):rolleyes:

    Cheers
    Paul
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  4. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    No worries on bases ...glad they are of use

    Bring on that lizard

    Nap
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  5. Jeff T Well-Known Member

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    Australia
    Superb work Paul!

    Beautifully done.

    Cheer's,
    Jeff.
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  6. mortier A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Excellent work Paul,very expressive
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  7. Graham PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Very dramatic pose, he is very pleased with himself. Love it.
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  8. fogie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Full of character...lots of drama...Super piece. But how about a brighter
    background - something full of light and arid heat reflecting the climate
    of the Arizona desert ?

    Mike
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  9. DaddyO A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks guys :D

    I'll try another background later just for you Mike (I think you are right it would work well)
    To be honest my 'studio' is an old translucent waste paper bin with a cut out and a black paper background glued to the inside. I stand it over the figure and take a few snaps through the cut out - dead posh!:ROFLMAO:
    Cheers
    Paul
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  10. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    Impressive work Paul! Great setting and I love the modifications. :)(y)(y)(y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  11. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    Lovely job Paul. Mean dudes them 'paches.

    Phil
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  12. fogie A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom

    Mine is a sheet of copy paper propped against a book:joyful:

    Mike
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  13. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Beautiful very nice paintwork

    Mobo
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  14. DaddyO A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Love a bit of high tech Mike :D

    Here are a few pictures using a print of an Arizona sky with a few clouds behind the figure. Thanks to Fogie for the idea - I prefer this set personally
    Cheers
    Paul
    Apache Sky5.jpg Apache Sky2.jpg Apache Sky1.jpg Apache Sky close up.jpg
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  15. Banjer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Lovely piece of work Paul. You never disappoint.

    Cheers

    Bill
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  16. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    I like the new pics Paul. They change the look completely(y)

    Phil
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  17. DaddyO A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Bill :D

    Cheers Phil :D
    Adding a different background isn't something I've considered doing before now, but as you say completely change the feel. Hat's off the Fogie for the suggestion (y)

    Toodlepip
    Paul
  18. Nicolaos Well-Known Member

    Wonderfull, great pics, warm congrats from me too!
    Cheers,
    Nicolae
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  19. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Nice looking figure Paul, looks much better with the sky backdrop.
    Steve
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  20. bucsfan21 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Paul, Well done buddy! Excellent looking piece of work! I bought this kit when it came out as I am a big fan of the American SW and Apache Wars. The figure has so much character and the action is awesome. Love the attention to detail as well!

    Thanks for sharing your work! :) I really like your skin tones. You did an excellent job!(y)

    Terry Martin-Member of the Atlanta Military Figure Society of Atlanta, GA
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