On the very large list of things I have wanted to model, plains Indians have always been near the top.
I've always been drawn to both the war paint of the Indians themselves, but also the paint they would apply to their horses as well.
Naturally, most of those images I've seen come from movies, but I've always been fascinated by it as there is always so much narrative in the painting, especially on the horses because it's a bigger canvas to allow you to tell a story.
My wife has been begging me to get on a horse to ride around the property with her, but the only way I'll do it is if she lets me put some war paint on the horses like here lol!
These three figures are all from Warlord.
They are absolutely fantastic models, though as with every manufacturer who makes horses the tails are incredibly short - sometimes I wonder if sculptors even look at real horses.
Usually it's a movie or documentary that helps get me motivated to finish something, and the new movie "Hostiles" starring Christian Bale was that push that made this happen.
This particular sculpt is just brilliant! When I first saw it I had to have it.
Hanging off the side of the horse shooting a bow, how cool is that?!
I added a bristle from an old paint brush to the bow to make it bit more interesting.
With these models complete, some more on the paint table, and the "Hostiles" movie coming out, maybe that'll push me to crack open the Old West boxes again - which haven't seen daylight in at least a year or more - and have a go at some good old fashioned cowboy and Indian games :)
Until next time, thanks for looking!