Saturday, 6 April 2013

Apache Cheif.

Due to my nephew and the painting of space orks I have only finished 1 figure this week. This is a Black Scorpion Apache chief. A very nice sculpt with a lot of detail. I am not totally sold on the historical accuracy of the figure but I'm not going to worry about it over much as it is such a nice sculpt. It's things like the necklace the boots etc. that make me doubt the realism. Small things I know but sometimes I just get very picky.  He clearly covers a double barrelled shotgun which should give any adversaries second thoughts. Again no visible knives or daggers but the long coat could easily conceal them and pretty much any other weapon smaller than a gatling gun.  Painting wise it really was a joy to paint, despite the fact that I mucked up the eyes.  For the colours I have mostly limited myself to the colours and tones that I feel a tribal culture could create. Even the blue I could dye myself using Brazil Wood and a good mordent. Given that Brazil is named after this wood it is possible that it could have been traded through central America although I have no evidence to support that fact. Or the material could have been dyed by white men and traded for furs. Either way the colour would have been rare if it existed at all. I don't need to justify the colour choice any further than that as all the other colours and tones are very natural earthy hues. Not much more I can really say about the figure, except this was my first Black Scorpion figure and having painted it I would be happy to get some more either of this range or maybe to try another.... Fantasy pirates look great and I anticipate would be tremendous fun to paint even if I have no use for them.

Anyway I have finally worked out how to crop pictures on windows 8 which is why these are both in focus and bright enough to see. Which makes a change for me, but now I have no excuses at least from now on.

Other news: I am clearly visible on Google Earth should you have my address. I am talking to the window cleaner. I have painted the front of the house since the picture was taken so it looks a little better. I only mention it as I was told Thursday after my last blog post. It seems strange that I am now an extra in the worlds largest game of "Where's Wally!"

Club tomorrow so no doubt something club related on Monday when I post again. Until then enjoy the upturn in the weather have some fun but not too much and I'll catch you all later. Take care folks.





14 comments:

  1. Looks really good, the blue makes a great spot color on him!

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    1. Yes I tried pink and grey before settling on blue. It works as an accent colour. Thanks David.

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  2. Great work there, a lovely sculpt and a great paint job

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    1. I agree it is a nice sculpt, a real joy to paint. Kind of like Hasslefree.

      Thanks Pete.

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  3. Nice paint job Clint, looks like it was a fun one to do

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    1. Cheers Dave. Yes a fun figure.

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  4. He's a fine fella for an ....Apache!

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    1. I can imagine John Cannon saying that at the end on a High Chaparral episode.

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  5. Great paint job Clint, but sorry to have to tell you that Apaches didn't wear feathered bonnets (AFAIK)

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    1. Cheers Jo. It's the sculptors fault, not mine. I did have my doubts about a few things on the figure headdress included.

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  6. Clint, Lovely painting mate as usual, but I must agree with Zabadak, Apaches don't wear feathered bonnets and you would rarely see an indian with a shotgun or even Pirate boots? Not blaming you Bro, but thats a strange looking apache indian.

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    1. I agree. It's not authentic, although I still like the figure. It was good fun to paint and despite all the things wrong with it, I will definitely use it.

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  7. Cracking job Clint, lovely skill Sir.

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    1. Big thanks mate appreciate it.

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