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Tah - Ro - Hon, Ioway Warrior

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Bluesking, Sep 29, 2005.

  1. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Finished this one after I returned from Euro. He is based on a 19th century painting and is a conversion of the Michael Roberts "Old Bill" mannequin bust.
    I reworked the eyes, nose, cheeks, ears and chin. THe rest is Magic Sculpt excluding the roache which are hairs from a cheap paint brush.

    Hope you like him.

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  2. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Another view

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  3. Robin Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Lovely work matey, specially like the shirt

    Robin
  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Stephen,

    Great work. Just like Robin i really like the shirt.

    Marc
  5. nagashino New Member

    Hi Stephen

    This one looks excellent - could've jumped straight out of a Carl Bodmer painting. I especially like the polka-dot shirt.

    Those roaches look better than the brushes I'm using now! :lol:

    Cheers

    Phil

    PS: Good to meet you at Folkestone!
  6. dario966 New Member

    hello,
    nice work, although the painting is not from the 18th century, but rather from19thc entury (1830 or so).
    a bit more on Tah-Ro-Hon, as I believe this will add nicely to the fine bust you created
    an Ioway (Siouan language family Native American tribe) warrior, important enough to join the Ioway expedition to Washington, probably in 1830, and put his mark on the treaty with the US in St.Louis in 1837. Interesting that on his King/McKenney portrait he has no bearclaws necklace as this seemed to be of part of the Ioway warrior outfit (as seen on the other Bird King and Catlin portraits).
    A short history of the tribe can be seen on the Ioway Nation website:
    http://ioway.nativeweb.org/history/generalhistory.htm
    a little story on Ioways and Lewis&Clark expedition
    http://www.kansascity.com/mld/kansascity/n...ark/7104495.htm
    this lithorgraph is based upon the original painting by Charles Bird King who was employed by the US government (1820-30 or so) to paint faithful portraits of the Native leaders as they came to Washington to sing treaties with the US government.
    a story on how those works of art came about cann be seen on the Ioway Nation website
    http://ioway.nativeweb.org/history/iowaypa...ngsmckenney.htm
    or here, also a copy of the print.
    http://www.donaldheald.com/prints/prints_d...6&ordernr=17388
    A copy of an original litograph can be also seen
    http://lcweb2.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/r?pp/i...LD(COLLID+pga))


    his signature is on the 1837 land cession treaty, can be seen on the Ioway Nation website
    http://ioway.nativeweb.org/history/treaty1837.htm

    and also there
    http://digital.library.okstate.edu/kappler...ies/iow0500.htm

    hope it helped a bit
  7. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks Darius, I like a man who knows his subject. I can see a few more Ioway making it into my collection from looking at those portraits.

    I appreciate everyones kind words, my ego has been sufficiently massaged.
  8. GARD9 Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great work Stephen,
    This is really a fine use of "Old Bill". I like the clothes and the facial mods.
    I am working on a similar project with "Old Bill". I hope mine turns out half as good as yours.
    Two thumbs up for this one Bulesking.
    G9
  9. Roy New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Stephen...you are getting more inventive with every new conversion you complete...especially with the facial alterations...well done.
    Surely a fully scratchbuilt head must soon be on the cards....??

    All the best mate.

    Roy.
  10. quang Active Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    Jake,

    This is what I call mojo at work.

    (y) (y) (y)

    Elwood
  11. Figure Mad Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Stephen

    Thanks for the PM

    Looking good mate

    Dave
  12. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    You did an extremely gooooood job Stephen :eek:

    Keep it up mate :)

    Ray ;)
  13. Johan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    VERY good Stephen ! (y) You captured that portrait quite well in a 3-D bust.

    Just wondering - Is there a chance you'll convert another of these busts into a Sioux wearing an eagle feather bonnet ? ;) Now that would be spectacular !
  14. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Nice job Stephen. I like it

    Stephen Mallia
  15. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work Stephen..........whats next?
  16. fsdesimone Member

    I very much enjoy seeing the different variations people come up with for "Old Bill". I'm actually surprised how many have turned him into a Native American... when I first saw the face it screamed "fisherman!" to me, but obviously not to others. :lol:

    Nice job.

    Francesca
  17. Bluesking Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Sincere thanks for your comments
  18. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nice work, I like it.

    Cheers
    Roc. :)

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