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Old West

Palo Duro Canyon in November

"Peering over the rim of the chasm, which had a vertical drop of seven hundred to nine hundred feet, Mackenzie and his men were overawed by what they beheld. Ninety million years of erosion had created in the depths below an ideal haven for the Indians." - Ernest Wallace, Ranald S. Mackenzie on the Texas Frontier,… Continue reading Palo Duro Canyon in November

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Painting American Indians – Part 4

ALL THE PRETTY HORSES With generous interruptions from real life, it took me a week to finish painting the horses. I used a lot of blending and washes to reduce as much as possible any harsh lines where the colors changed on the horse. It was nearly impossible to take still photos to show blending.… Continue reading Painting American Indians – Part 4

Old West

Painting American Indians – Part 2

THE SKIN GAME This week we paint skin on the 30 figure strong Comanche war band. But before we do, a few words about last week's part one. After talking about mounting the figure on a bottle cap to keep from handling the figure, some of you caught me holding the tail of a horse… Continue reading Painting American Indians – Part 2

Old West

Painting American Indians – Part 1

Someone on TMP (The Miniatures Page) asked for a tutorial on painting American Indians. So, I've decided to have a go at it. I have a lot of figures that need painting & I would love to do Plains Indian War game at Texicon next year. I have 29 28mm Comanche by Conquest & one… Continue reading Painting American Indians – Part 1