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Finished Osceola-Seminole

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Guy, Dec 19, 2004.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    I put the finishing touches on the 120mm Seminole warrior, Osceola last night and took the photos this morning. Every time I look at it I see something to touch up.





    and a closer look at the ground work


    All comments are welcome.
  2. megroot A Fixture

    What Comments Guy,

    It is so well done, that i cannot find the words.
    Is this one the new boxart????? (y)

    All my aplause goes to this one.

  3. slaj Well-Known Member

    Guy , you have done a great job on a very unusual subject. Terrain is great too. What is this figure anyway ? Is it scratch ?

    Stephen Mallia
  4. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Finally Guy this lovely piece is finished. You really did a great job my friend. I'm now waiting for your new project :)
  5. Guy A Fixture

    Thanks for the kind words marc & Stephen.

    Marc - Yes Marc, it was done for The Lost Battalion line of figures. The box art was just the Seminole on the kit resin base. I then mounted this to an Oak base and did the groundwork after the boxart pics were taken.

    The Lost Battalion Web site

    Stephen - This is a figure sculpted by David Lea in 120mm Manufactured by The Lost Battalion.

  6. Guy A Fixture

    Thanks Xenofon, I appeciate the kind words. I have about a dozen figures in progress and will probably return to the Harton Mountain Man bust and finish him up. I had started a sbs and was pulled away by other committments.
  7. dario966 New Member

    just a couple things
    - should not this warrior chief be wearing some sort of war/face painting. After all was not his people custom to paint themselves for hunt and war?
    and where might be his knife and his tomahawk (warhatchet)?
    finally, his powder horn - hidden from you by hsi rifle but?
    just wandering
  8. Jim Patrick Active Member

    Fantasic looking Guy. Your flesh tones came acroos very convincingly. Everything is tied together well. With each figure you finish, they seem to get better and better. One thing though, I see something......primer maybe..... :lol: :lol: Sorry, couldn't resist. Mums the word.

    Great job,
    Jim Patrick
  9. Guy A Fixture

    Thanks for the feedback Dariusz. The warpaint was primarily worn by the western tribes and plains tribes and was worn durring time of war or ceromony. For hunting many tribes wore their everyday clothes. Some tribes painted their faces and horses when the first Buffalo hunt of the spring was done. This is an eastern Indian from Georgia, and Florida. The Seminole Indian here is depicted without any war paint and could be hunting in the swamps....or in Osceloa's case, hunted by the US Army (who later tricked him into coming to a fort and they imprisoned him). He later died in prison. When doing box Art one has to stay with the pieces supplied by the manufacturer and a powder horn and tomahawk were not included in the kit. I didn't miss the tomahawk as not all Indians carried them, but the powder horn is done from my spare parts box and will be added as though he were carrying this in his right hand right where it is holding the gun. Another item the sculpter left out is the knife. Most all Indians carried a knife and I have several I can chose from to add. The figure as you see him now is right from the kit. The base with the groundwork is added after the box art photos are taken.

    Thanks Dariusz again, as most people do not pick up on the details you have. good work.

  10. Guy A Fixture

    Thanks Jim..........the primered exposed feather has been taken care of and now satisfies the "Resident Rivet Counter" :lol:
  11. Roc Active Member

    Guy, my friend you did a terrific job, well done.

    Keep up the good work.

  12. KeithP Active Member

    That is great, Guy. For some one who did not initially show much interest in ground work, you have certainly grown in that area!

    I think that your photo's have improved alot on this post, too (y)

  13. Guy A Fixture

    Thanks Roc & Keith, I appreciate the kind words and feedback
  14. garyjd Well-Known Member

    Guy, nice job on the figure. I love those Eastern Indians.~Gary
  15. gforceman Well-Known Member

    Superb painting on the figure Guy. Groundwork is great too, but I feel you might improve it by not grouping the grassand herbs in batches but places all of them across the base. In reality, nature isn't devide in piecs either and most herbs grow over, under and across eachother. This is just me nitpicking, but something I always pay special attention to. I'm still LOVING it though.

    Best wishes,

    Gino (who can't wait to see your next project)
  16. Guy A Fixture

    Thanks for the feedback Gino..........the groundwork to a figure is as challenging as the figure itself. Knowing where to go and how far, is sometimes left up to what we each have experienced. I spent many days with my father exploring the Everglades years ago and went by some photos I had taken as well as what I found on a Google image search. I did'nt want to do an overkill of the groundwork.
  17. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Great Work Guy! Like Jim said, everything ties together superbly!
  18. Guy A Fixture

    Thanks for the kind words Anders. I appreciate them for sure.
  19. amherbert Member

    Hi Guy

    Super job!
    The groundwork and figure look superb.


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