Friday 25 August 2017

Eastern Friendly Indians - Imex

As with the Lewis and Clark set this lot will end up as part of the Bodstonian Landscape.
15 poses but two, the canoe rowers,  have already turned up with the Lewis and Clark set so I didn´t bother to paint them up...yet.
A really good Thing with the set, just under half are female.
The women folk.
As usual, the women are the ones working* - cleaning Skins, making bread, carrying Wood etc.
The Party folk.
Exactly what the dancer has attached to his stick I don´t know. It could be feathers or leaves but they look more like leaves so that´s what the ended up as.
The Hunting folk.
The one crawling is converted from the leafy stick man. He´d been base painted but our kitten chewed the top off his stick. The rest of the stick was removed, a spear added, a bit of twisting here and there and he´s turned into a crawling bod.
The "Don´t you DARE shoot that thing at me!!!" folk
The Making fire Folk Man
The one  great Thing about Imex is they had some brilliant ideas and very well sculpted, if a Little on the large size as far as the bods go.
The not so good Thing is that they stopped making new sets. I´d have liked to see more from them, especially the sets they had planned...amongst them this Little lot. 

Columbus & explorers
French & Indian War Mohawk Indians                   
Knights of the Round Table                            
Archers, Bowmen & Pikemen                             
Mounted Knights                                     
Tournament Knights with Support                       
War of 1812 British                                  
War of 1812 Americans                               
War of 1812 Creek Indians                           
Pony Express                                        
Farm Animals, Wild Animals & Buffalo             
Rogers Rangers                                      

I could have made use of all of them :-(

*since writing this post I have learnt something that makes my assumption "As Usual" incorrect.
Explantion HERE


  1. Amazing work Paul. I just started painting my first ever misis :) Wish me luck :D

    1. Thanks Kuba-
      Best advice with model making is try and if it doesn´t work..try again... and don´t worry if your result isn´t looking like what someone else has done..I look at others work and think, "why didn´t I paint mine like that?" but eventually you will find your own style..and most of all...have fun :-)

    2. Thanks! I think tommorow I will post something on my blog.

    3. Then you will have to give a link to your far as I know you are only on G+.


    5. Got it! Added to my 1/72nd blog roll. I´ll comment late here now.

  2. Very nicely done, love the women folk...

    1. Thanks phil. Apart from a few "specialist" small manufacturers, Not a lot of the main manufacturers make civilian themed sets let alone have nearly half as females...and then they wonder why so few women don´t get into the Hobby. TBH, I like the civilian side of life and nearly decided to get back into the Hobby by collecting farm stuff..but gaming with tractors and sheep doesn´t really work :-)

    2. With age, I admit that I appreciate more and more painting civilians, it seems to give life to a table ...

  3. Replies
    1. ...and why didn´t Imex Keep going with thier range!!!?I mean, apart from the medievals, the Mohawk and the 1812 sets..why oh why didn´t they produce them!? :-( Lost opportunity me thinks.

  4. awesome indians,but they dont look friendly :,-(

    btw there is a set of columbus and explorers in 20mm of preiser

    1. Not friendly? The Little Boy maybe but either he´s parctising or in my Version being cheeky.
      The Columbus bods. That set is sooooo rare and the bods are too small.

  5. Looks great! Any idea why Imex stopped making figures? They were huge not too long ago; you could even get their figures at Hobby Lobby (big box American chain). I've seen that unfulfilled product list before, and it breaks my heart.

    1. Thanks
      Why they stopped? I´ve no idea but it´s a definate shame. The unfinished list also had some other sets that looked usefull, mexican bandits, two ben Hur chariot sets. All the sets would have added to ranges or filled gaps so why they stopped is a mystery.

  6. Great looking Injuns Paul! Believe it or not but I have this set, I only really bought it for the Wigwam.

  7. Great work.I paint this set at the time too.