Thursday, June 14, 2018

Crow warrior #14

Hi you all!
One more warrior done and only two more to go!! Well, I'd like to redo the hair of two more, but anyway, this is coming close to completion :-)

This one is also simply attired with a hide loincloth and moccasins, but with lots of jewelry on the arms and a necklace made of beads and a concha. He wears the typical Crow hairstyle with an upright feather, inspired on a photo by Curtys of the Crow warrior Shot In The Hand. He is armed with a lance and a knife and will have the option of carrying a shield.






 

I hope you like it!

Cheers!

Thursday, June 7, 2018

Crow Warrior #13

Hi you all!
This time I show you a simpler attired warrior for the second pack of rank and file I´m going to sculpt. He wears only moccasins and a loincloth made of trade cloth, and a loop necklace aswell. He wears the hair in two bigger and two littler braids, with a switch at the back. No feathers this time so he can be used as a young blood.
He is armed with a short bow and a knife.
I think he is a characterful one even if this figure is simpler than the last ones :-)











I hope you like it!
Cheers!

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Crow Warrior #12

Hi you all!

Here is another experienced warrior. His decorated warshirt and hairstyle is inspired by those of the chief Medicine Crow. Typical Crow features on his warshirt are the rectangular beaded pannel on the chest, in this case with scalplocks attached, as well as the ermines hanging from the sleeves, which in turn are decorated with beaded pannels. The hair has the pompadour as well as a pair of crow bows (one of them with a feather attached) with long dentalia shells hanging. On the back of the hair are attached the typical Crow hair extensions with gum balls.The beaded and fringed leggings are of the older type. He wears a little necklace with beads and two conchas.
As weapons he carries a lance and a bow and arrows in a quiver and a bowcase.











I think this is the best figure I have done so far :-)

I hope you like it!

Cheers

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Casting and a WIP



Hi you all!
I ran out of dollies and parts so I did some copies of them in resin. The outside temperature was really perfect so they turned up rather well :-) Now I have 37 bodies, some 50 heads and lots of weapons and shields to speed up sculpting! I´m more than satisfied :-)

¡Buenas! 
Me había quedado sin dollies ni piezas, así que, haciendo un esfuerzo de voluntad sobrehumano, me puse a hacer copias como un loco. Como hacía buen tiempo, han salido bastante bien. Ahora tengo 37 cuerpos, unas 50 cabezas y una cantidad indeterminada de armas variadas y escudos, con lo que la velocidad de esculpido aumentará bastante. Me doy por satisfecho con el trabajo :-)

Shiny!! I have to clean them a bit yet/ Piezaaaas!! Me queda limpiarlas un poquillo

A glance of things to come ;-) /Un vistazo a lo que está por venir ;-)


Moreover I´m currently working on another Crow warrior with old style decorated leggings and a highly ornated warshirt. Here are some WIP images:

Aparte de ello, estoy trabajando en un guerrero Crow con polainas antiguas muy decoradas y una camisa de guerra bastante ornamentada. Aquí van algunas imágenes del trabajo en curso:








He will carry a lance/La miniatura llevará una lanza
In the back will be the quiver and bow case/ A la espalda, carcaj y funda para el arco


 Here the same figure, in a bit more advanced stage, with scalps, ermines and wolftails added. Not sure about the ermines, maybe I´d remake them. The face is only temporary.

Aquí está la misma figura, un poco más avanzada, con armiños, colas de lobo y cabelleras. Los armiños no me convencen, probablemente los repita. La cara es provisional.








 I hope you like it!

¡Espero que os guste!



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!