1. Copying kits is a crime that hurts original artists & producers. Help support your favorite artists by buying their original works. PlanetFigure will not tolerate any activities related to recasting, and will report recasters to authorities. Thank you for your support!

Completed Native American busts

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by mwthompson, Nov 26, 2010.

  1. mwthompson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Here are two more of my completed Native American busts. Both are sculpted by Carl Reid. The first is Young Miniatures Blackfoot Raven Bearer. I made a few changes by adding the raven feathers in his hair and painted the face to look like a painting by Kirby Sattler. The second is the SK Miniatures Jicarilla Apache. I painted it just like the box art since it was taken from a painting by Thomas Mails in his book The Mysitic Warriors of the Plains and I loved the blanket. It was difficult to paint but I think it turned out pretty good. I hope you like them.

    DSCF2667.jpg

    DSCF2669.jpg

    DSCF2671.jpg

    DSCF2672.jpg

    DSCF2673.jpg
    polyphemus, DrLutz, TWOMOONS and 13 others like this.
  2. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    hi Mike
    pretty good you say!!!!!
    i say amazing , the face on the Blackfoot 10/10
    you should be very pleased
    sam
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Awesome work.....
    Just awesome.

    marc
  4. Wlas Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Really nice work. Love the Apache. A job just assembling that baby!
  5. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Both stunning pieces, great work with additions for historical accuracy. The Jicarilla's blanket is very neatly done.
    Carl.
  6. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Mike,
    Two stunning indians.
    Cheers
    John
  7. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Excellent Mike, you've got a real feel for this subject. It shows in your handling of these two busts.
  8. sd0324 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Very nicely done.......I really like them both.
  9. AJLaFleche Active Member

    Very nice...I am nearly done with the raven bearer myself and just primed the Apache.
  10. sirhogr Member

    Country:
    Greece
    They're both great jobs Mike! Congrats!
  11. Michael Tse Active Member

    Country:
    HongKong
    Superb works, Mike! I like how you did not make a point of the subject being quite purposedly lit.

    To me, the second completed piece naturally informs more regarding your insights and approaches on lighting, which in turn allows the viewer to appreciate the relative absence of "Contrasts" of the first one.

    Interesting to know that it can be rewarding to underdo this in certain circumstances. A good lesson leant.
  12. TWOMOONS Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hokahey! Just wonderful...the Jicarilla is just outststanding. Well done on both...congratulations on these two beauties...
    Care to share the info on where you got those two bust bases to show them off so well? That's exactly what I'm looking for...
  13. Wlas Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I think Mike mentioned somebody named John Jeffries, Phil.
  14. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mike, superb painting on both of these classics, especially admire the paintwork on the blanket. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  15. mwthompson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    bases

    First, I would like to thank everyone for their kind remarks. I had been away from painting figures and busts for several years. I was doing WW II model airplanes and keeping my hand in figures by doing 1/48 scale figures to display with the planes. I am now back into busts and am really enjoying them. Your remarks make it even more worthwhile. Actually, these two bases came from Thomas Art Bases. I purchased several many years ago and just got around to using the last ones. Unforturnatly, he does not make this type of base anymore. I now get my bases from John Jefferies of Birch Tree Enterprises.
  16. TWOMOONS Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I saw John and his stuff at L.I.; has some good ones, but not like these.I don't think anyway...if he did i missed them...the ones I did get were much shorter.
  17. AJLaFleche Active Member

    IIRC, he had a couple like this when I saw him, but he was early on my shopping list. There were definitely a couple with rods in them for busts. I've been using his buckey burl bases for my busts.
  18. DaveG Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Brand new here, but thought this was a great place to start. I really like these two and am particularly taken with the Blackfoot bust.

    DG
  19. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Nicely nicely done mate - one of my favourite periods.;)
  20. carl reid A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Lovely work Mike!!!

    I hope enjoyed them!!!

    Carl

Share This Page

planetFigure Links

Reviews & Open Box
Buy. Sell & trade
Articles
Link Directory
Events
Advertising

Popular Sections

Figure & Minis News
vBench - Works in Progress
Painting Talk
Sculpting Talk
Digital Sculpting Talk
The Lounge
Report Piracy

Who we are

planetFigure is a community built around miniature painters, sculptors and collectors, We are here to exchange support, Information & Resources.

© planetFigure 2003 - 2019.