Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Native American Indians (kind of SBS)

Pawnee & Sioux Indians

I dug these old figures out that I bought nearly 20 years ago and thought I'd try and do them justice. One is the Metal Modeles 90mm Sioux and the other a Pawnee bust in 1/10th scale by Poste Militaire. These were bought before a 15 year hiatus from the hobby so it was nice to see that the sculpts still stand up to today's high standards. They were already assembled and primed in white, so as is my current practice I re-primed them both black with Vallejo black primer through the airbrush.

Black primed with some pre-highlights in pale flesh
With Jo Sonja acrylics I made up 9 skin tones on the wet palette. 3 highlights, 3 mid tones and 3 greyed shades.
Getting straight on with the bust I've begun to colour sketch the various tones

And a little more work

At this point with the bust I will probably leave the flesh as it is. This is because I want to overpaint with oils using exactly the same flesh mixes. We'll see how that turns out!

With the 90mm figure I've progressed it a little further choosing to remain with the acrylics.

A bit more work done on the flesh and a photo that's not as overexposed!

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