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Geronimo - 54 Mm Romeo Models

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by MAB, Jul 16, 2007.

  1. MAB Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Dear Friend of Planet
    This is my last realization for Romeo Models.....
    in 54 milimeter..... will be in escape to August to Kulbach.

    The subject is a famous Leader Apache "GERONIMO".....
    even if this time I have turned the photos for giving to an aged aspect...
    The Putty that I have used is like always the Magic Sculpt.

    Naturally the painting is of Danilo and the historical search is of Marcello.

    Salutes and good vision to all... naturally are accepted your comments.

    MAB :)





    Geronimo (Goyathlay)
    1829 – 1909 - Apache leader

    The Apaches had this name from ápachu,”enemy”,the Zuñi name for the Navaho, but they call themselves N'de, Dĭnë, Tĭnde, or Inde, the people. Apache were nomadic group of tribes, the most known Mescaleros, Jicarillas, Lipan, Chiricahua, Pinaleños, Coyoteros, White Mountain, Arivaipa, Gila Apache, Mimbrenos, Tontos, forming the most southerly group of the Athapascan family.
    Goyaalé(in Apache language "one who yawns"), spelled in English Goyathlay, had his new name Geronimo by Mexican soldiers, though it’s not sure the reason why. He was born in June, 16, 1829, near Turkey Creek, in a territory actually Arizona or western New Mexico, which was still under Mexican control. He was of the Bedonkohe band of Apaches, not a hereditary chief, but later he became a leader of Chiricahua, a medicine man and a prophet. During his youth, Goyathlay had a quiet life, without close contacts with whites. On March 5 of 1851 (but other sources give 1858), when Geronimo and other Bedonkohe members were in Mexico for trading, 400 soldiers of Sonora attacked the Apache village, killing all the women and childes, included the mother, the wife and the three sons of Geronimo. After this tragedy, he claimed vengeance and fought against Mexicans and later U.S. troupers, terrorizing the settlers of territories bordering USA and Mexico. When the Chiricahua were forcibly removed on 1876 to the reservation of San Carlos in eastern Arizona, Geronimo fled with a band of followers into Mexico. He was soon arrested and returned to reserve., until 1881, when he returned to war activities from a secret camp in the Sierra Madre Mountains. Sensationalized press reports exaggerated Geronimo's activities, making him the most feared Apache. The last few months of the campaign required over 5000 soldiers and 500 scouts, and perhaps up to 3000 Mexican soldiers to track down Geronimo and his band. Geronimo surrendered on March 25, 1886 to Gen. George CROOK, but he fled again, finally surrendering to Gen. Nelson MILES on September 4, 1886, finishing last significant Indian guerrilla action in the United States. The government transported Geronimo and nearly 450 Apache men, women, and children to Florida in Forts Marion and Pickens, then at Mont Vernon in Alabama, and in 1894 they were removed to Fort Sill in Oklahoma. Geronimo was introduced in public, he met also President Roosevelt, but he was considered still as prisoner of war, when he died on February 17, 1909




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  2. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Great work once again Maurizio,Copmpiments to Danilo for the painting!
    christos
  3. tefaet Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Hi Maurizio ,I haven't words.Another fantastic work .
    Complimenti a Danilo e Lorenzo.
    Nice sculpt face and the superposition of clothes are amazing.
    I like too much.
    Saluti
  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Well,
    This is gonna be the first indian i paint. What an extremelly well sculpted figure.
    The likeness is awesome.

    marc
  5. paulyrichard New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I second whats been said, already. The likeness is impressive, along with the overall sculpt. It sure will be a nice figure to paint.
  6. Zlobov*S Active Member

    Great work Maurizio - ? - no! - SUPER GREAT WORK !!!
  7. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work Maurizio. Will add this one to my "want" list
  8. Roy New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Maurizio..what a very special piece of sculpting...many congratulations...it's a wonderful figure.

    Absolutely stunning..!!

    All the best...Roy.
  9. captnenglish Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nicely done.
  10. Bad91Fellow Member

    Country:
    Germany
    this is just excellent! the face is a perfect copy of the picture (i hope you know what i mean)

    Lennart
  11. Joe Hudson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Maurizio,

    I have to say that your sculpting is quite an inspiration to me and I hope to get back at it soon and thanks for the wonderful pictures.

    All the best,

    Joe
  12. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Maurizio,
    A great figure and just like the photos. The painting is also first class.
    Cheers
    John
  13. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Amazing work as always maurizio. The likeness is superb and Danilos painting as always super. BRAVO OOOOOOOOOOO
  14. Tommi A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Maurizio

    Yet another fantastic sculpt and first rate paint job, I am sure this figure will end up on quite a few peoples wish lists.

    Tommi
  15. jerry Member

    Ciao Maurizio,

    ogni tua realizzazione lascia a bocca aperta, il tutto è così naturale da sembrare vivo.

    Danilo inoltre riesce a valorizzare il tuo lavoro in maniera superba. La camicia mi fa impazzire con quelle righine così ben allineate.

    Ciao Jerry
  16. genius New Member

    Country:
    Israel
    Bravo, Maurizio!
    Super quality, great miniature!!!
  17. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Two GREAT artists complimenting each other on the same piece as ALWAYS!!!!!!!

    AWESOME sculpting Maurizio and NOTHING LESS of Danilo's painting!!

    Bravissimi!!!!

    Take Care,

    Ray ;)
  18. AJLaFleche Active Member

    My gray army has another recruit!
    I recently read a biography of Cochise in which Geronimo has a part.
  19. MAB Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Dear Christos - Jose - Marc - Paul - Sergey - Guy - Roy - Matthew - Lennart - Joe - John - Costas - Tommi - Jerry - Eugene - Ray and AL

    Thanks to all you for the good comments....... are much happy one that all you have appreciated this miniatura.... I have found much pleasure in realizing it...... in effects the part more complicated in realizing a personage is that one to make an just analysis is of ritratto that of the anatomy... but above all of the character.......

    However newly thanks to all from part mine and also from part of the Team.... Marcello - Danilo and Lorenzo.

    Saluti MAB :)
  20. daniel Well-Known Member

    Country:
    France
    Answer

    Hi Maurizio, like always fantastic ... You are becoming one of the best modeller !!! O)


    Daniel

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