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Completed Lakota Warriors - Battle of Greasy Grass - 1876, Oniria 28/32mm Metal

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by KenBoyle, Apr 3, 2019.

  1. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    I decided to take a short break from my oldies and return to the American West for another Oniria vignette.

    Since the stars are Lakota, I used their name for the battle, "The Battle of Greasy Grass", instead of the more common "Little Big Horn".

    The Oniria Lakota kit gives us some Native Americans to go with the other Western sets. The sculpting by Angel Terol is fantastic especially give the 28/32mm size. This was a fun kit to paint but certainly gave my Optivisor a workout. Lots and lots of detail.

    Oniria provides a printed scale copy of a standard 3'X5' cavalry guidon. It's a really well done flag but seemed a little large for Custer's command. Custer's guidons were 27"X41" with a more pronounced swallow tale. Using my color copier/printer, I reduced the size to 70% which is much closer and cut the swallow tail to be 15 scale inches from the staff. I then distressed it and added a little battle damage. I think the result is acceptable.

    The kit was painted entirely in acrylics and the groundwork created using Magic Sculpt putty.

    Oniria Kits are always fun to do and I have several more to get to. Right now, I'll probably go back and do some more oldies to let my eyes recover. :)

    Thanks for looking,
    Ken

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  2. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Excellent work Ken, nice painting on a great subject.
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  3. BobLff257 A Fixture

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    Great work again Ken on these little beauties, very well done (y)

    Rob
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  4. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks guys! Much appreciated.

    Cheers,
    Ken
  5. BobLff257 A Fixture

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    pm sent

    Rob
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  6. bucsfan21 Well-Known Member

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    Ken, Good gracious you are a painting machine! Excellent job on the 3 Lakota warriors. Like your presentation and painting(y) Thanks for sharing your work! Man, you can paint those Oniria figures in your sleep. Great Job!

    All the Best, Terry Martin-Member of the Atlanta Military Figure Society of Atlanta, GA
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  7. John Bowery A Fixture

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    That is outstanding and a wonderful little scene.
    Cheers
    John
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  8. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Terry! I love the little guys. ;) Actually, it took me a little longer than with the others. Painting a soldier in a dark blue coat and light blue trousers is a lot quicker than an Indian with gobs of feathers and bead work. :) Lots of fun though!

    Cheers,
    Ken
  9. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks John! I'm having a good time...:)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  10. bucsfan21 Well-Known Member

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    Ken, Kudos to you buddy for being able to paint the warpaint on those little Indians is nothing less than amazing!I'm 62 and I am challenged at doing extreme detail on Perry Miniatures wargaming figures big time. Even with the visor!
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  11. misfit151 A Fixture

    A great deal of work gone into this one Ken....fabulous group....(y) Mike
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  12. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Another stunning little (!) group Ken.
    I'm often caught out by your models, thinking that's a lovely little 54 mm vignette and then I see that they are really small :eek: They don't take up much shelf space either
    Kudos my friend
    Paul
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  13. billyturnip A Fixture

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    That's a great little vignette Ken. (y)
    Roger.
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  14. MoboSchreuder A Fixture

    Beautiful vignette and nice painting

    Mobo
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  15. MattMcK. PlanetFigure Supporter

    Fantastic work, even more amazing at that scale!
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  16. Ulrich A Fixture

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    Wow. Fantastic work and at that scale! Great
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  17. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Terry! Being nearsighted helps. :) Although I have been increasing the power of my optivisor lately. At 73 with the early stages of cataracts it can be challenging. I just keep adjusting cause I enjoy painting so much. (y)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  18. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Mike! I appreciate the comment. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken
  19. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks Paul! I grew up painting a lot, really a lot, of the old Airfix 1/72 scale figures from all periods. My mom and later my wife used to kid me that they always seemed to be stepping on or vacuuming up the little guys. :) I guess I'm still addicted to the wee folk.

    Cheers,
    Ken
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  20. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Thanks guys! I really appreciate the kind comments. :)

    Cheers,
    Ken

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