Saturday, 7 January 2017

From PaulO: Woodlands Indians (33 Points)


The Christmas tree has been packed away, the guests have departed and the paint pots are finally open. It’s taken awhile, but I finally have something to share!


To start my challenge, here is a small six man unit of Woodland Indians and with all that war paint they are clearly looking to blood their Tomahawks! (a sod to paint but it gives a great effect).  They will join two Ranger units that I finished last year to complete my initial British FIW force.  These Mohawk Allies were a lot of fun to paint and I’ll be adding more to them in the future as Alan and I set off to progress a small campaign using Sharpe's Practice 2 this year.


Figs are from the Northstar "British Wilderness Force” boxed set and this modest 30 points (any bonus for the war paint perhaps? :-) gets me off the mark at last!

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Noice! You've done some lovely work on these, Paul. I'm really going to have to look into getting some of these North Star castings as they look terrific, and to which you've done a cracking job on them, which doesn't help my resolve one bit. Damn your eyes, sir!

The warpaint on their faces is brilliant, especially the addition of the white which really contrasts nicely with the  red.  They are definitely a ferocious looking bunch. 

Well, it looks like DavidB has some competition on his hands.

33 points for you Paul, with a few extra for the excellent warpaint (though it's not quite the number you suggested in your note to me ;)). Well done! Now what's next?

33 comments:

  1. Lovely work!! What colour did you use for their flesh?

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    1. Ray - these were my first foray into colour undercoats for that reason - I used Barbarian flesh spray, with the medium shade Army Painter dip.

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    2. Damn....wish I'd thought about flesh spay!

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  2. Great look native American Warriors - I especially like the guy in the blue tunic!

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    1. Thanks mate - I'm trying to stretch my palette use (from my usual drab, camo style colours) and these guys seemed like a good chance to play with some colours! Some British Regular Infantry will soon see me dabble in rare bright reds :-)

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  3. Pretty sure that doubles last years score and makes you the GIMP

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    1. Whilst I do tread into dangerous territory on that front, I think the community consensus is that there will only ever be one GIMP :-)

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    2. ...and please note that my first figure submission is a Historical one!

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    3. Historical submission duly noted!

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    4. Oh and yes Millsys is THE Gimp , it's true

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  4. Great to see you getting some runs on the board. These guys look great, and I love the warpaint. Looking forward to our campaign.

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    1. Me too mate - nice to be off the mark!

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  5. I thought one Billion bonus points was a good opening gambit, but haggling never was one of my stronger skills :-)

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    1. Haggling... I think that is just basic probably matey

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  6. Super cool - love these, well done.

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  7. Oooh! Loving the war paint. I'll be shamelessly imitating you, as I have a group of Woodland Indians of my own to paint for my AWI project.

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  8. Great work on the blue. Tough color to shade and highlight and you nailed it

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  9. They look great Paul, I'll have to get cracking on those redcoats!

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  10. Always good to see some nicely painting first nation figures. And these look great.

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  11. great work I do love the FiW indian figures have a load still in the lead pile

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  12. Super unit and warpaint. Nicely photographed too.

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  13. Thanks for the kind words everyone, most appreciated

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