I got the final warrior built this evening so that is all four done, apart from their muskets which I am leaving off to allow me to ain’t the miniatures easier. I certainly had a Eureka moment this evening whilst working on this one. Evidently if you leave the arms off then you can get all the fiddly bits glued on a lot easier!
I really do like this set, and am pleased with how they have gone together. I still reckon they are going to be a right sod to paint, especially all the beadwork on pretty much everything!
After taking the photo I noticed at least a couple of mould lines that I had missed. Once the glue has totally set then I will get them scraped off. I will try and get these onto a wire tomorrow and then sprayed at the weekend.
I am a bit worried that the right arm of the back warrior is in the wrong place and might cause his musket to get in the way of the seated miniature. Only time will tell.
Hopefully I will feel like painting something tomorrow. I also thought I might dust off the old 3D printers and give them a bit of a run.
Tonight I was knackered so decided to just build another model, but ended up doing almost two.
These were not as straight forward as the first one as they have to sort of go together so thankfully I was using plastic cement which did give me a bit of movement until it went off fully.
The biggest problem I had was with the nearest model, the arm looked a bit weird no matter how I positioned it. The other annoyance was the hands on both of these are separate. Somehow I managed not to lose any of the small bits…
The nearest one still has his loincloth to add as well as his medicine pouch, powder horn, knife and war club.
I am actually looking forward to doing these, not sure why as I reckon they are going to be a sod to paint properly 🥴
Well tonight I blasted a bit of paint on the Knight and then lost motivation, so instead of messing about with colours on the frocks of the two female characters I went for a build option instead.
So the first of my four figures is pretty much built. I have the musket to add but will paint it separately.
I was trying to think of a nation to do him as, my first thought was Iroquois but I am not sure now. Most pictures I have seen all of them have ear ornamentation. These guys don’t seem to have so new thinks are required. The box doesn’t help as it simply calls them Indian wars kit number 1… perhaps I am overthinking this!
To be honest I am glad I like this one as, err I just bought another couple of sets, more First Nations and then a female post apocalyptic survivor with a crossbow… it’s not as if I haven’t got three thousand plus bits of lead and plastic to paint already… hey ho…looks like I never ever learn!