27 February 2013

Nathaniel "Hawkeye" Poe

First miniature to be painted up from the "Last of the Mohicans" blister from Warlord Games. Great miniature, I love the extremely long rifle and the pose is really fitting too. It has movement but isn't "super dynamic". I decided to paint the face to have a frown, wanting the miniature to look slightly pissed at someone or something - if he is going to lead my militiamen or irregulars into battle I want him to look as if he means business.

The paintjob is based upon Hawkeye's appearance in the Last of the Mohicans movie featuring Daniel Day Lewis in the leading role, a movie which made me aware of the conflict and very interested in the subject thanks to the mix of small scale colonial battles and involvement of native Americans fighting alongside the European nations.

7 comments:

  1. Great Paintig. Last of the Mohicans is one of my favorite movies.
    Btw, in the books the character is named Natty Bumppo. I'm glad you choose the movie version.

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    1. Yeah the book version name is embarrassingly bad.

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  2. Very nice work. This is IMHO a figured painted in your "not-so-eye-poppin-style." The colors choices and blending technique are more subtle, and in the case of this character very appropriate. Looking forward to meeting the rest of the team.

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    1. Thanks Jay, yes I'm usually not a big fan of high contrast highlights, I'm often trying to make more subtle changes with layering techniques and in the past year or so using a bit of "glazes"/transparent paints as a finishing layer.

      I'm also very happy with how the Army Painter "anti shine" brush on matt varnish has worked out. Nothing is more frustrating than having subtle blends and highlights disappear in a glossy finish. The rest of the blister is coming along nicely, currently only have Cora and Alice Munro left to paint :-)

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  3. Great figure, and a really good paint job. Looks just as it should.

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  4. Very nice paintjob, he does look as if he means business1

    Steve

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