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Completed Critique The brave one

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Meehan34, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    This is the new release from Thunderbird miniatures that I was lucky enough to get my hands on early. The base is from creative foundations and has that natural edge that I like so much. his loin cloth (front and back) were taken after Custer had made his last stand. Let me know what you think.

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  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great paintwork Mike.
    Like the colors, they are bright and make the figure very colorfull.
    Highlight and shading are very well done.
    Great.

    marc
  3. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work Mike. The skin tones are excellent for a Native American and the buckskins are very well done. The Flag as a breach clout is a nice touch. The only question I have is the beadwork on the quiver. I've never seen beadwork like that on native Americans. Whats your reference source?
    Jamie Stokes likes this.
  4. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Nicely done Mike!:)
  5. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    (y) the flag is a great touch!
  6. Jamie Stokes Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    +1 on the flag as loin cloth! (y)

    Great painting overall
  7. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mike , great painting and a neat idea ref the loincloth. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  8. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Great paintjob, Mike! Very nice touch on the loincloth!
    Eddy
  9. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks guys for the comments, they mean a lot to me. I'm glad the flags were well received. Custers personal standard on the back didn't make me as nervous as the flag on the front. Guy, I was fortunate enough to have a friend lend me a pile of books on American Indians (I think he got tired of me asking questions). I found the quiver in a time life book from the 70's and it displayed bead work like this,as usual I probably added a couple of beads to it by mistake. I'll double check but i'm almost positive it was in that book, if not it was in another one.
  10. JasonB A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Time Life "The Indians" page 209. Somewhat different colored beads (primarily light and dark blue, with just a little red and some yellow) but definitely beaded. We've had the set since my dad got them new in '79
  11. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Jason. As soon as I get my copy of that book back I'll check it out. Its not one I use very often and maybe thats why I don't remember that design on the quiver.
  12. JasonB A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    No problem, the only reason I knew is because I must have looked through these things about 500 times in my life, since about age 10.
    Cheers
    Jason

    And here is the exact one from the book.

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    For anyone wanting to do something similar, there are some nice designs to be found doing a Google search for Sioux beaded bow and quiver
  13. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    The design I was talking about is the Quiver that holds the arrows. The bow case above it is Sioux design but I had never seen a Quiver (where the white touches the red) in a wavy line like this.

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    I have over a hundred books on Native Americans and trace my ancestry back to the Apache. I've always had an interest since childhood in this culture but don't claim to be an expert or to have all the references that are available. The wavy line just jumped out at me when I saw it. Now I'll be looking each time I pick up a book.
  14. JasonB A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Ah, OK, got it.
    Cheers
    Jason
  15. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I am glad others know of this book and I figured Guy had it somewhere. Now that you blow it up I see what you mean, it isn't crispy and pointed. I remember getting really tired of painting the beadwork and loosing interest but wanting to get it done before Atlanta. As displayed in previous works I sometimes miss details that are important i.e Robert the Bruce. I am trying to get better at this and not choose figures with as many "rivets" to be counted.
    housecarl likes this.
  16. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great piece of work Mike, as has already being said great touch with the loincloth.
    Carl.
  17. Christosjager A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Nice work Mike. Greetings.
  18. Wlas Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I agree with Guy on the beadwork.
    My references on Native Americans probably equals Guy's.
    Like Guy I too have traced my heritage back to the Natives of Southern Poland Krakow Region...
    Beadwork is tiresome but if you take the patience necessary it enhances the overall composition.
  19. JasonB A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I have found that a darker wash over the bead work goes a long way to popping out the individual bead texture. This makes it look more like colored beads arranged in a pattern, and less like a pattern painted on top of them.
    Cheers
    Jason
  20. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Looking good mike. Bukskin is great, as is the flag.

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