Wednesday, December 21, 2011

From JuanM: French and Indian Wars First Nations Warrior (10 points)

Here is a beautiful entry from Juan in Spain. A First Nations warrior from the French & Indian War, in snowshoes and winter gear, dragging a tree and a sack of gifts. (Or is that the French and Indian Wars? There is a difference to a few of us Anorak-wearing North Americans.) 


This figure was a special 2008 Christmas release from the excellent 28mm Conquest Miniatures range for the F&IW. Juan tells me this will be one of his ongoing projects for this upcoming year.


I really like the composition and execution of this entry so I'm exercising my Judge's rights and privileges and awarding him an extra 5 points (so 10 total). 


I like to think of myself as an enlightened despot...


This is a great opening gambit Juan!  I look forward to seeing what emerges from your painting desk over the next few months.

13 comments:

  1. A very suiteble figure for this time of the year! Like him with that Christmas tree!

    Greetings
    Peter
    http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

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  2. Very well done Juan!

    I find it very hard to do winter basing, but it looks like you've got that down pat!

    Miles

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  3. I agree with Miles. Coming from someone who has A LOT of experience with snow your base looks very good. I admire that sculpt, particularly the snowshoe imprints trailing behind him.

    Curt

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  4. Very nice and well worth the extra.

    Been working on my first entries today but they wont be finished for a few days yet, seems I am falling behind already LOL

    Ian

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  5. Very nice indeed and I'll echo the snow shoe imprints!

    Christopher

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  6. Thnak you very much all of you. I have had this models on my desk for a lot of time, and this was the just moment to paint it. The model has a very, very good quality of casting, and this facilitate the task of painting it.

    About the snow, I have used the "Austrian White" triad from Foundry. This one is my favourite white color because it is not really white.

    Excuse me for the long comment (I´m very pleased, it is obvious) and, again, thank you very much.

    Best regards.

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  7. Yes, while brutally expensive there are quite a few colours in the Foundry range that are excellent. I find that they are very opaque that allows great first coverage, especially over black primer. I particularly like their 'Austrian White', 'Musket Brown' and 'Dragoon Green'.

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  8. excellent work love the colours

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  9. A fantastic figure, beautifully painted. Adds some christmas cheer to the competition.

    Phil
    http://infrequentwargamer.blogspot.com/

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