|1. Randy Bond - 15Apr10 1:40PM|
Here is a self-portrait of Catlin showing him painting among the Mandan and an inspiration for Bill's set
Do you have any idea of when the Catlin set will go into production and do you have any photos of this set or the Curtis set that you could share with us?
|2. Randy Bond - 15Apr10 1:55PM|
I did find this photo on TF from OTSN 2009 that shows part of the Curtis Set.
|3. Bill Hocker - 15Apr10 3:15PM|
The photo above shows the Navajo set minus the hogan - I have yet to summon the courage to sculpt the hogan..
I am still debating about the Catlin set. Although his own self portrait shows him surrounded by braves, I have read that it is unlikely that a chief would expose himself to such potential ridicule and would have more likely posed in his lodge. For the Chicago show, I grabbed a couple of figures from the Sioux Encampment set to represent the women and children that would have been watching. The Mandan women of the period would have been in leather clothing. The kids would be naked. I may still do it with the braves, thinking, as Catlin no doubt did, that it is a much more interesting vignette.
|4. Bill Hocker - 15Apr10 3:18PM|
This is Catlin's lodge interior.