February 6, 2015

OPEN BOX - Iroquois Warrior


SUBJECT

Iroquois Warrior - 1760
Pegaso Models - Ref. 75/076
75 mm - Metal
Sculpted by Andrea Jula
Box art painted by Franco Mocci



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MY PERSONAL IMPRESSIONS

Since I had seen the fantastic (historical) action movie 'The last of the Mohicans' by director Michael Mann, starring an ever stunning Daniel Day Lewis in the lead role of Hawkeye, I always hoped that, one day, a nice Native American Indian of the Great Lake regions like this would come on the market in my favorite 75 mm size.

Everything is there to please the demanding painter: a nice portion of flesh which can be decorated with gloomy war paint, attractive weaponry and beading work, hide accoutrements and even a British red uniform coat.

In the course of history the Iroquois Confederacy - already formed prior to the European settling of northeastern North-America and comprising the Mohawk, Onondaga, Oneida, Cayuga, Seneca and Tuscarora nations - became badly mauled by the geo-strategic politics and intrigues of warring Britain and France. During the French and Indian Wars (1754-1763), the Iroquois Confederacy primarily sided with the British against the French an their Algonquial allies, who were their long-standing enemies. Nevertheless, and much to the distress of the Mohawk nation, some individual Mohawk parties confronted one another as allies of the British or French troops in the Battle of Lake George.

As usual with the Pegaso model products, casting is superb.

The model lends itself very well to be staged in a decor simulating the dense North-American forrests.


BOX ART PHOTOS

© Pegaso Models - Painted by Franco Mocci

© Pegaso Models - Painted by Franco Mocci

© Pegaso Models - Painted by Franco Mocci

© Pegaso Models - Painted by Franco Mocci



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