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Pawnee Warrior

Iíve started with calvary brown covering whole skin and consequently going through orange brown, gold brown, tan yellow and basic skintone gradually showing ribs, muscles and facial features. Veins and tongue were painted using salmon rose.

After painting skin I moved forward to hair and crest. I wanted to make the crest a sort of eye-catcher so I used variety of reds (dark, crimson and scarlet) available in my pallet to make its color intensive and vivid. Hair were painted black and slightly highlighted by dry brushing with basic skintone.

Metal armbands and earring were painted with natural steel, grey gunmetal and silver for highlights. Other jewelry - animal fangs and beads were painted using rather natural colors Ė emerald, dark red, yellow ochre and ivory.

After finishing upper part of figure I moved to painting quiver, trousers, moccasins and shield. I used brown leather as base color. Lighter shades were achieved by using mixes of brown and red leather, dark and light sand and yellow ochre. Feathers were painted with White and Black, delicately dry brushed with natural skintone to bring the texture up. Bison head, quiver and moccasins ornaments were painted using dark red, diluted on shield to give effect of being actually worn. Wooden parts (the club and bow) were painted using Old and New Wood paints with delicate wash of diluted Old Wood paint.

Last step was attaching shield and quiver to the figure and covering joint areas. I kept base on which the figure is standing in sand and ochre colors using shades of grey for stones and adding a few clumps of grass.

Final thoughts
This figure being a challenge for me was also a great opportunity to learn new things. This was the first time I painted so much skin on figure so big (yes, 75mm is quite big for me since I used to paint 54mm, 1/35 or even smaller figures). This also was first figure I painted with only acrylic paints and first figure with skin carnation other than Caucasian. It was great fun to paint this figure and I was very happy to finish it and see that I managed not to ruin it. I treat it as another milestone in my painting history.
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About the Author

About Andrzej Snigorski (endrju007)
FROM: WOJEWODZTWO PODKARPACKIE, POLAND

My first contact with model making took place over 20 years ago Ė Iíve made few models of planes when I was 9. They were all destroyed in one disastrous accident. Pain after loosing results of my own work was so big that Iíve left model making for about 15 years ;) . Iíve returned to building models...


Comments

very nice posed figure and very nice paintwork..Congrats brother...
MAR 01, 2012 - 09:02 PM
Thanks Engin! I really consider this figure as a milestone in my painting skills. I'm really happy you like it!
MAR 01, 2012 - 09:44 PM