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Offline Sascha Herm

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My first Native Americans!
« on: June 10, 2016, 05:38:47 PM »
Hi all,

I just finished some Native American Miniatures from various manufacturers. Believe it or not but I actually have not painted any American Indian's before but I really enjoyed it.

Indian 1: http://www.sascha-herm.com/Indian01.htm

Indian 2: http://www.sascha-herm.com/Indian02.htm

I know the "Voice like Thunder" Warrior is defenitely a Foundry figure but the other one I am not sure about. It is slightly taller and has no metal base as such. They were both very clean sculpts and only a little amount of cleaning was required here.

I used Foundry's Native American Flesh Triad on these for the first time but also used GW Bestial Brown for some additional shading. To increase the highlights only a little bit more I mixed Foundry's Expert Flesh Shade C into the other C colour. I had to be careful to not overdo it as it could quite easily have become to pale but I really like how it turned out.

The War Bonnets were another challenge as I decided to handpaint every single Feather using Foundry's Arctic Grey Shading. They took me ages to complete. The end result is rather nice looking though ;-)

Thunderbolt's East Coast Woodland Indians:

Indian 3: http://www.sascha-herm.com/Indian03.htm

Indian 4: http://www.sascha-herm.com/Indian04.htm

These are some of the best sculpted "mini" Miniatures I have ever seen and I mean "mini" as they are so tiny and slender that I was pleased that I started recently using glasses for my painting. They are really fiddly to put together thoug and I decided therefore to pin all hands and paint them separately before attaching them to the figures to avoid any damages during the painting process.

I used the same Flesh recipe as above on these two warriors.

For the Red Warpaint I started with a base of Reapers "Gory Red", followed by "Fresh Blood" but used drops of GW Cadian Fleshtone to highlight the red now further to give it a more "skinny" appearance. I also added a tiny drop of GW Dwarf Flesh to the mix as a final highlight.

I done the same with the Black Warpaint on the other Warrior and also used only Flesh colours to highlight the paint.

The blue shirt was painted using Reaper's Midnight Blue Triad. The knee-high deer skin boots were painted using Foundry's Buff Leather Triad whereas the other ones were painted using Reapers Mahagony Brown Triad with some additional highlights using GW Dwarf Flesh.

I hope you like them though  ;) All comments are welcome.

With kind regards


« Last Edit: August 13, 2016, 11:17:40 PM by Sascha Herm »

Offline Groove51

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Re: My first Native Americans!
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2016, 06:02:48 PM »

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Re: My first Native Americans!
« Reply #2 on: June 10, 2016, 09:30:37 PM »
Beautifull, magnificent work :-*
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Offline Painter Jim

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Re: My first Native Americans!
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2016, 09:57:03 PM »
You sir, are an incredible miniature painter. :o

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Re: My first Native Americans!
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2016, 10:23:45 PM »
Gorgeous painting - the skin tones, shading and highlighting is top notch.
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Re: My first Native Americans!
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2016, 07:17:59 AM »
Top notch, you won't get any better. Get me some of those glasses.
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Re: My first Native Americans!
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2016, 02:47:39 PM »
Fantastic work on the skin tones.  Beautifully painted figures.
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Offline Sascha Herm

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Re: My first Native Americans!
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2016, 08:59:17 AM »
Thank you all for the kind comments  :)

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Re: My first Native Americans!
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2016, 09:50:20 PM »
Great work, Sascha, absolutely lovely!  :-*

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Re: My first Native Americans!
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Re: My first Native Americans!
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2016, 09:15:55 AM »
Excellent work!
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Re: My first Native Americans!
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2016, 03:25:21 PM »
They look great - love the skin tones!
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Offline archiduque

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Re: My first Native Americans!
« Reply #13 on: June 26, 2016, 11:58:51 AM »
Excellent paintwork mate!!! ;)

Offline pw

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Re: My first Native Americans!
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2016, 03:25:16 PM »
Those are fantastic. Thanks for sharing and for the tips about the skin colour, it's something I'd been wondering about.

What scale are the figures?


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