Well, I don't usually post-up WIP stuff, but I thought I might share this one. Very early stages so far, just primered and base coat started on some feathers. I stood back and looked at this one thought it could use a little something. So I scratch built the obsidian axe weapon. I'm both fascinated and scared to death of this thing, so I thouhgt he would look more the part with it. It's made from Apoxie sculpt for the main body, and the obsidian blades are made from carved down sheet styrene. I used the thickest sheet I had, and used my exacto to carve the edges of each. I think it makes a pretty convincing hand carved edge! All my reference comes from the Osprey publication on Aztecs. Some of the axes shown have more "blades" on them, some less, so I kinda split it down the middle. (The helmet and axe are just held in place with poster tack for the pics so far.) I need to primer and do a little clean-up on it yet, but I wanted to show it off before I get to the paints. What do you think? Does it look OK on this guy? To axe or not to axe, that is the question! Let me know. I have also re-sculpted his upper lip. I'll be the first to tell you I'm a HUGE Young Miniatures fan, but I just didn't like the way the mouth looked on this guy. So I've closed his mouth down a bit. I think it looks a tad better. I will primer the axe and move on to finishing his under-coating. Then on to slapping some oils on this critter! Thanks for looking! Jay H.