Wednesday, 3 February 2016

Flint & Feather 28mm Huron/Iroquois...Painted and Reviewed

I was fortunate enough to be sent some figures sculpted by the very talented Bob Murch of Pulp Figures fame. My friend Barrie wanted me to paint up some of Mr Murch's new 28mm "Flint and Feather" Huron and Iroquois: http://www.cruciblecrush.com/flint-feather/

I can honestly say that these are some of the finest 28mm sculpts that I have ever had the opportunity to paint. I have painted a number of figures from the Pulp Figures range and they were great fun, but these woodland indians are just superb. They are clean casts with excellent detail, well proportioned, and dynamically posed. The larger areas of flesh gave me scope to paint tattoos and warpaint in natural earthy colours. The figures themselves are designed to represent "Iroquois/Haudenosaunee & Huron/Wendat Miniatures from the Legendary Pre-Contact Era" - so before the arrival of European settlers. I believe that there is a game system devised for the figures which pits them against other native peoples and legendary creatures. Even though there is not a musket in sight, I think they would mix in with other ranges for The French Indian Wars, or you could use them as Skraelings for Saga. I understand Bob Murch will be expanding the range over time as this "period" is something of a passion of his.

The pictures I'm sharing are of the first half dozen that I painted up and took some "proper" photos, and the next six that are still on their painting stands.
With the second batch I went for even more dramatic warpaint to give some variation.

I hope you enjoy them.






Just in case you were wondering, there will be more Dad's Army photos to follow - hopefully looking a bit smarter than my WIP pictures :-)

All the best,

John.

13 comments:

  1. Excellent paint job, full of character.

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    1. Thanks very much, they were great fun to paint :)

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  2. One word: drooling...
    Wonderful Sir John!

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    1. You are very kind Doukas Thanos :-)

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  3. Outstanding job! I am really impressed by your job on the wood and quivers...

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    1. Hi Phil! Thanks, I'm glad you liked how they turned out.
      I find it interesting to see how other people paint wood - so many different ways of doing it. I need to make sure I keep a bit of variation in the way I paint wood, rather than just rely on my Reaper Wood Triad.

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  4. Excellent work and excellent looking figures. I may just have to purchase some.

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    1. G'day Mark, thanks. I just took some better pictures of the second batch, so hope to post them soon.

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  5. Stunning work with the brush on these guys John!

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    1. Cheers Rodger! Dad's Army stuff on your workbench yet?

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  6. These and the next lol of F@F figures are just stunning. You are dead right, they are gorgeous figures, some of the nicest sculpts I've seen in ages, and you have given them every bit their due. I painted some for a Secret Santa gift last Christmas and while I fancy I did alright by them, I like your work better.
    I would collect some just to put them against a Viking war band from one of the first settlements in Newfoundland. They were a foe too fierce even for the Vikings!
    Cheers, Michael

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    1. Thanks Mike, glad you enjoyed them.
      Apparently Bob Murch has sculpted about 40 different warriors now, it will
      be great to see them when they are released.

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  7. Nice figures and excellent painting. I have a load of FIW IndI and to paint. Any suggestions for a quick effective technique?

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