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Title: Masai
Post by: nervisfr on June 30, 2009, 03:10:31 PM
Just receiving my Foundry's masai order from Dave thomas on ebay.
I found this on youtube for my paint work and figurines conversion work on this splendid minis

 ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnqA8qzWX8E (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BnqA8qzWX8E)
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: Ray Rivers on June 30, 2009, 03:32:59 PM
 :o

Excellent find!

Plynkes' awesome Masai army has already inspired me to do them as well.

Grand figures the Masai... beautiful and fearsome warriors!
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: nervisfr on June 30, 2009, 05:41:35 PM
and to complete this, try this french movie :
http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3329397760/tt0348847 (http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3329397760/tt0348847)


and the trailer :

 (http://www.allocine.fr/video/player_gen_cmedia=18370147&cfilm=50687.html[/url)
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: Ray Rivers on June 30, 2009, 05:49:23 PM
and to complete this, try this french movie :

Wow!

That looks like a kewl movie!

Thanks for the posts, mate!
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: Gluteus Maximus on June 30, 2009, 07:32:34 PM
Ah, Masai! I'd love to get a load of them, but the thought of painting the shields brings me out in a cold sweat. My Azande are bad enough - if it hadn't been for the shields I would have finished them all by now, rather than about a quarter of them  :(

Looking forward to seeing your figures all nicely painted  ;)
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: BlackStatic on July 01, 2009, 07:02:56 AM
Got my darkest africa (generic tribesmen with lots of characters) from DaveT in the post last week, very well packaged and postage was nice and quick. I would definitely recommmend buying from him.

Looking forward to your pics!
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: nervisfr on July 01, 2009, 02:04:16 PM
here we are, a small warband with conversion. :P

Ready to go to the paintwork .... lol


(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1595/25114794812_c749d8ecf6_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: archangel1 on July 08, 2009, 06:29:59 AM
If you check out Howard Hawks' superb Hatari!, with Duke Wayne, no less, you can get some nice colour shots for reference, in the scene at the Masai watering hole and the Warusha (Arusha) dance ceremony for Dallas.
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: argsilverson on July 08, 2009, 06:38:29 AM
If you check out Howard Hawks' superb Hatari!, with Duke Wayne, no less, you can get some nice colour shots for reference, in the scene at the Masai watering hole and the Warusha (Arusha) dance ceremony for Dallas.

you mean hatari with JOHN wayne .....???
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on July 08, 2009, 06:55:57 AM
If you check out Howard Hawks' superb Hatari!, with Duke Wayne, no less, you can get some nice colour shots for reference, in the scene at the Masai watering hole and the Warusha (Arusha) dance ceremony for Dallas.

you mean hatari with JOHN wayne .....???

John Wayne was also called "The Duke".
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: archangel1 on July 08, 2009, 07:27:01 AM
Wayne supposedly received the nickname 'Little Duke' from a local fireman as a youngster, since he apparently went everywhere with his dog 'Duke'.  He much preferred it to his real given name, Marion, and answered to it for the rest of his life.
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: argsilverson on July 08, 2009, 07:34:20 AM
Thanks guys, clear now
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: twrchtrwyth on July 08, 2009, 07:51:03 AM
here we are, a small warband with conversion. :P

Ready to go to the paintwork .... lol


(http://img265.imageshack.us/img265/8851/masai001.jpg)

What are you using for spears?
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: nervisfr on July 08, 2009, 08:19:30 AM
I use hairs from a strong street sweep or outdoor push broom
It's a hard plastic that can be worked with a cutter for spear point or arrow feathers.

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1447/25206914296_f38b34dd9d_o.jpg)

it's my favorite material because it's can't be broken or bent during a game...
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: Captain Blood on July 08, 2009, 10:04:39 AM
Well, that is very cunning  :)
Never seen that before...
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: nervisfr on July 08, 2009, 10:46:19 AM
Since the 80's i used them. At first for pike in 15mm and by now for my 28mm. With a good glue you can be sure that your weapons'll never be bent or broken...I make some rope too with for lasso for example...
the metal weapons are sometime too big for the 28mm's hand.....there i can put 2 spears/sagaies in one hand of a masai warrior. And i close the hand with a pliers to keep them strong for playing game without the fear to see the spears bent or simply broken after several bend...
keep life simple !
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: twrchtrwyth on July 08, 2009, 11:02:46 AM
Since the 80's i used them. At first for pike in 15mm and by now for my 28mm. With a good glue you can be sure that your weapons'll never be bent or broken...I make some rope too with for lasso for example...
the metal weapons are sometime too big for the 28mm's hand.....there i can put 2 spears/sagaies in one hand of a masai warrior. And i close the hand with a pliers to keep them strong for playing game without the fear to see the spears bent or simply broken after several bend...
keep life simple !
Good idea. 8)
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: nervisfr on July 12, 2009, 07:32:39 AM
to give you an idea of the spear i want to copy :

(http://www.spearcollector.com/Kenya/Foto/9-Masai-spears-kl.jpg)

you'll see that one from foundry weren't the same so i used my system for complete the figurines
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: chicklewis on July 13, 2009, 02:18:47 PM
Nervisfr, those spears are exactly the ones I wanted for my Maasai, and I had to build them myself to get them.  I cut florist wire to length, then sharpened both ends of the wire on a grinding wheel.  Went down the street to a sheet metal bending/cutting place and did a deal with them to squash one end of the wires (about half of each wire) in one of their forming machines.  I arranged the wires in the jaws of the machine, and we adjusted the gap between the closed jaws until we got the proper shape for the Maasai spears.  Then I painted 'em to be wood only in the middle 1/4" or so, black iron for the 'spike' and 'blade'. 

Good luck with that.

Chick
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: nervisfr on August 20, 2009, 11:21:11 AM
and now i have finished my first warband of the foundry's masai (during my holidays)...at last !  :D

here they are, hope you'll like them !

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1519/24606257553_0b7ac8dec6_b.jpg)

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1494/24606257573_53e42eac08_b.jpg)

and a close up of the shield :

(https://c2.staticflickr.com/2/1472/25206775876_1f52321f61_b.jpg)


cheers
Eric

Title: Re: Masai
Post by: chicklewis on August 20, 2009, 11:30:52 AM
Wow, your shields are truly gorgeous !   Spears are also extra good. 

That may be a kudu-horn 'horn' rather than an elephant ivory one, however.

Great stuff !

Chick
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: nervisfr on September 10, 2009, 08:34:59 AM
For the bases, i use synthetic fur to simulate the high grass of Kenya. lokks more realisting that anything else !
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: Malamute on September 10, 2009, 09:07:24 AM
Awesome ;D Some of my favourite Cooplestone DA figures. He has really cpatured the look of the Masai.
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: Gluteus Maximus on September 10, 2009, 06:31:21 PM
For the bases, i use synthetic fur to simulate the high grass of Kenya. lokks more realisting that anything else !

It certainly gives a very realistic effect!

I use sisal string on my bases, which isn't too bad, but not as good as your fur. Something to look out for next time I go shopping  :D

The plastic broom bristles are also very effective as spears. Happily our plastic broom "accidentally" broke in such a way that we will have to buy a new one   ;)  lol
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: Captain Blood on September 10, 2009, 07:58:58 PM
Very nicely done.

I had the entire collection of Masai from Foundry sitting in my lead mountain for several years, and eventually, regrettably decided I was unlikely to ever get round to painting them, so sold them on eBay at a knockdown price  >:(

Every time I see someone else's nicely painted Masai, I bitterly regret my decision.
Such nice and evocative figures.

Ho hum...  ::)
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: Bugsda on September 10, 2009, 08:52:06 PM
Excellent work, great shields :-*
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: nervisfr on February 24, 2016, 12:37:00 PM
i know, i know, this is an old Topic but i have to reboot all the pictures from my old topics on the LAF !

My pictures ' web host , Imageshack, stop the free storage and they delete my account if i don't pay a subscription...... :'(
So all my topics are down, with all pictures masked !

Now, it'll better for the newcomers to see this topic as it was in 2009.

Cheers
Eric - At work for the LAF
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: Happy Wanderer on February 24, 2016, 01:13:33 PM
Well, that was good timing Eric...I've just started a series of posts on the Masai myself!...so it looks like March will be Masai month  :D

Lovely work on those minis....excellent stuff.

Happy W
Title: Re: Masai
Post by: FierceKitty on February 25, 2016, 11:30:44 PM
Splendid shields there.