Saturday 10 November 2012

Woodland Indians

A lovely set of Native american indians or as Italeri calls them, "Indian warriors"
Ok, the titel is basically fine but, not really wanting to be picky, there is another country on another continent called India.
The range of poses (16) gives this set a lot of "movement" but still any collector wants more, so these will have to be supplemented  with the Nikolai set and hopefully Imex will release thier long promised Mohawk Indians at some point.  

I didn´t go wild on decorating them up with bright colours...the bod with the light blue shirt was bad enough as far as hiding in the woods is concerned, and I didn´t want a hollywood style ...more the IMHO, the more  realistic appearance of the indians in The Last of the Mohicans film. If anyone hasn´t seen it..the ambush scene has to be one of the best battle scenes ever made.

The set divides roughly into two types of haircuts...the longer haired bods.(Onedaga?).....
...........and those with Shaved sides..... (Hurons?, Mohicans?, Irokesen?...Ok..... Iroquois)
The only conversion possibilty  I´ve so far found
Anyway, this lot will take up life in the woods and hills of Bodstonia.
Kick me for forgetting. These were kindly sent to me by Michael from Dalauppor blog ann they, along with the Italeri AWI bods were the Kickstart to the Bodstonia Imag-Nation. Again, many thanks Micheal :-D
And a long term project, the little Roman  island   "Scalpere Aedificare"
So far, only the dock and a couple of warehouses have got beyond the planning stage.
It will be populated entirely with  roman bods from Strelets / Linear-b,
The latest two sets contain adult scenes, especially the Roman Port set, which is exclusive to Linear-b and is only for sale to over 18 year olds.
It will, when it´s finished, have a scratchbuilt cargo ship in the port, a shopping street, tavern (in a cellar?) some living houses, and maybe a market, wine garden and other bits and pieces.
 Hello to Spock...from le Figurines de Spock. His Alexander and successor armies are wonderfull....