So, I’ve had these lads sitting around for some time. I currently have 120ish models from the Galloping Major and that includes NO doubles of the same figure. Pretty impressive. When I began to order from the Major, I made a small purchase and decided I love them then made a larger purchase, which happened to be one of everything at the time. So I had an extra pack of Mohawks around and I could never bring myself to paint them, and this has bothered me for a long time.
Many painters and gamers buy impulsively and have LARGE amounts of lead laying around ready to be painted. I am not one of those guys, due to a young family I have a very SMALL stipend available for purchases each month, so small that I can easily keep up with painting them and have no left over pile that I won’t ever get to. That being said I never found the time to paint my “doubles”. I made a deal with myself, I would paint them but I would do it quickly and dirty, something I can’t normally bring myself to do! Many period painting show large amounts of the natives in black warpaint covering their entire bodies. I have two such painted guys in my collection already, since the Native flesh takes me the longest to accomplish, I thought this is where I could shave the most time off.
I think they look a little odd taken as a group by themselves, but once I mix them with the 30 others that I own, they should fit in nicely.
I also painted this guy a while back and I’ve been waiting to have some other FIW stuff painted so I could add him to a post. This is the last of the Soldiers Fee from the Galloping Major. You can never have enough club wielding Indians in the forest.