Thursday, April 19, 2018

Crow Warrior #11

Hi you all!
This figure is a Crow belt wearer of the Big Dog society. These society's officers were expected to be the bravest of all society members and walk straight up to the enemy...and never retreat.
As a badge of the Big Dog society he carries a dewclaw rattle and a bunch of owl feathers at the back. As a belt wearer he wears a bearskin belt with legs and claws. He also has his hair fashioned as to resemble to bears' ears in two little bums at the sides.
Typical Crow are the looped necklace, the leggings (with quilled decorations and scalplocks at the sides), the hairstyle at the back and the long lance. The wolftails attached to his heels are mark of these who had counted coup.












Many of the features of these figure were reconstructed from written accounts rather than from pictures (there's none, as far as I know), like the bearskin belt, the hairstyle and the bunch of owl feathers. I have tried to make them so realistic or at least so close to other examples we know from other neighboring tribes as I could though.
I hope you like it!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Crow Warrior #10

Hi you all!
Here I show you mi latest figure: a Crow warrior belonging to the death-seeking "Crazy Dogs Wishing to Die". They members, tired of life, pledged to actively seek death at battle and to "talk crosswise" (like a "contrary") during one season.
This warrior wears regalia of his society in form of a rattle and a sash, worn through a slit, items they had in common with the members of other Warrior Society called simply the "Crazy Dogs" (to whom they didn´t have any further connection). Moreover, he is armed with a spontoon tomahawk, a type of tomahawk specially favoured by Crow warriors. He wears a feathered warbonnet,  like one of the Crazy Dogs Wishing to Die described by Robert H. Lowie in his article about Crow Military Societies. The Crow warbonnet sat flatter than others, like the one here. He also wears trade-cloth leggings with beaded pannels and a loop necklace, typical Crow features.















I hope you like it!

Cheers!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Lakota Warrior #1

Hi you all!
Here is the first Lakota warrior I have sculpted. He wears the hair in two braids an parted in the middle, with 3 feathers. The braids are wraped in cloth. He wears a gunstock club (based on a Teton piece) and a short hairpipes breastplate. Most of the figure is based on a picture of Lost Medicine, a Hunkpapa Sioux.

¡Buenas!
Aquí va mi primer guerrero lakota. Lleva el pelo recogido en dos trenzas encueltas en tela, con la raya en medio, y decorado con tres plumas. Está armado con una maza de madera basada en un ejemplar perteneciente a un guerrero tetón, y lleva un pequeño pectoral de cuentas alargadas. La mayor parte de esta figura se basa en una foto de Lost Medicine, Sioux Hunkpapa.










Cheers!
¡Saludos!

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Crow Warrior #9

Hi you all!
Here is an experienced Crow warrior. As such, he´s wearing a heavily decorated warshirt with scalps and beaded panels. Typical of Crow warshirts is the rectangular beaded patch on the chest. His leggings are made of trade clothing and have large flaps with a typical rectangular patch on the lower side and some decorations. On the head he´s wearing an stuffed eagle and has a big knife bladed club as a weapon.

¡Buenas!
Aquí tenéis un experimentado guerrero Crow. Como tal, lleva una camisa de guerra muy decorada, con paneles de cuentas y cabelleras. El parche rectangular con cuentas que lleva en el pecho es típico de camisas de guerra crow. Sus polainas están hechas de tela obtenida mediante comercio, con grandes alerones y los típicos rectángulos en la parte inferior. En la cabeza lleva un águila disecada y está armado con una gran maza de madera con hojas de cuchillos.











Monday, February 12, 2018

Crow Shields

Hi you all!

Today only a little update: here are the first 3 shields for the Crow warriors. All of them are based on authentic Crow shields :-)

¡Buenas!

Hoy toca una actualización menor: aquí están los tres primeros escudos para los guerreros Crow. Están todos basados en escudos auténticos de los Crow :-)

Cheers!
¡Saludos!

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Crow Warrior #8

Hi you all!

Here is my last sculpt: a magnificent Crow warrior, with a more recent style (post 1850). He wears a pompadour hairstyle with the characteristic long hair with gum balls' decoration at the back. The quiver and bowcase are of leather and more modern that the older style for both bow and arrows other minis have. He also wears leggings made of trade cloth and a typical loop-necklace. His weapons are a shortbow and a quirt with a wooden handle that doubles as a mace. The warrior wears it suspended from his wrist.







And some WIP shots:








I hope you like it!
Cheers!

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Teepees WIP

Hi you all!

I´m working on some teepees that I´m building according to the real process, only smaller and with other materials ;-)

 First I made a template of the appropiated size (well, two of them, since I saw several types of teepees and I couldn´t decide which one I wanted).




 Then I built the structure with poles, starting with four of them (like the Crows did, as opposed to the three-poled system of the Cheyenne).

 
                                                    Left: Poles for the second teepee



 Finally, the paper template took a bath in glue to moisten it so I can put it in place...











Et voilá!

Then I "sculpted" some details with glue,

I have begun to paint it but haven´t had the time to finish it yet...

Cheers!