Monday, 13 August 2012

Adventurers

James Forrester and his two faithfull companions, the  brothers Pierre and Pascal Albon, 23 and 24 years old respectively.
The brothers are extremely  experienced woodsmen, crackshots and expert trackers.
They keep themselves to themselves, living in a log cabin on the very edge of the uncharted  native territories, virtually thier only contact with civilisation being James, Adahy* or an occasional Army patrol.
They finance their living through selling of furs and meat.
Pierre and Pascal, living where they do, have a extensive knowledge of the native language and customs..although not everything is known about the natives, hence the need for the three to travel deep withing the interior, mapping and learning as they go.

The three companions setting off on another adventure
Pierre and Pascal

James Takes aim to shoot tonights dinner

Their two mules, Dora and Dotty
* Adahy ("Live´s in the woods") is a Native who often goes on the companions journeys. He is wary of being seen by "outsiders", hence his not being in this set of pictures.

16 comments:

  1. I will laugh all the rest of the day!!! (and maybe tomorrow again!)
    those guys look very nice ones! in french, they were called "coureurs des bois" ("wood-man", Adventurers" ? ..can't find the english word!)and had the same life as P&P ! most of them were frenchies, but they could be Belgians too!
    the guide of the Lewis and Clark expedition was a french "coureur des bois" (Toussaint Charbonneau with his Indian Wife, Sakagawea)

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    1. I had to call one Pascal. I was thinking french trappers but decided that as no-one in bodstonia is really from any real country i would give them a flavour with the names and let peoples imaginations (no pun intended) make up the rest.
      Salut
      Paul

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  2. As always, Paul, a wonderful display of historical figures busy about the day's adventures. I've seen old sweat and darkened animal skin shirts and trousers or leggings, and these look just like them! You the man!

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  3. Thanks Jay.
    I searched about on the web before painting them..funny how little there is of real animal skin clothing and especially of used ones.
    Cheers
    paul

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    1. Paul I'm glad this came up because I have a question for you about animal skins that I was going to ask today anyway. I'm going to be building a lean-to or a tent and I'd like to have the outer covering be done in tanned animal skins but I have no idea how to go about it.

      Have you ever done something like this with scenery you've built or do you have any suggestions on a material I could use or a method of painting on cereal boxes I could try.

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    2. paper towel can work, paper is better, just get it wet and add lots of PVA glue and that should work for animal hides

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    3. I never would have thought of that. Thank you!

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  4. those guys are cool. Who are these characters then eh? I am sure I have heard of a ceartain pascal somewhere unless the one I know is decended from the great bodstonian adventurer!

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  5. Only now I discovered this other blog! Nice going!
    What a project you have here! You are a kind of Tolkien...

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    1. Thanks David..question is..what kind of Tolkien ? :-D

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  6. Giving your figures a back story is a great idea and makes things more fun as a painter. Not all of us game and things like this are fun for us to read.

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    1. Thanks Anne. Even though this blog will be a lot more wordy than the other I´ll try to not to get bogged down and write too much...I like a mix of pics and words..probably due to being a comic fan way back :-D

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    2. I think it's a great idea because some people like to just hit and run comment and others are willing to sit for a few minutes and read something longer. By doing this, you can satisfy both types of audiences and hopefully satisfy yourself as well.

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  7. This is very cool! I look forward to seeing more!

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    1. Thanks Brian :-D
      Slowly more will come..it is a lot of work though..painting the figs, making bits of scenery and then writing a small story...
      Cheers
      paul

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