Jul 30, 2009

James Moray of Abercairney

Okay. Here's photos of work in progress of the "Eve of the '45" Highlander figure. He's based on a portrait of James Moray of Abercairney, who, according to the portrait description in my tartan book, was a clan chief. I've been unable to find out what became of him after the Battle of Culloden, so, if you know, please help out. Jimmy is proud as hell. Seriously, look at his face and his stance. He's not quite finished. His basket hilt Highlander sword is coming tomorrow. After it arrives, he needs a shoulder strap and hilt. Dan thinks the strap on him is too glitzy, but I like it. What do ya'll think (that would be the red, gold and black ribbon across his shoulder). Stay tuned for more ...


Robin's Egg Bleu said...

Absolutely fabulous!!!

Nina Mason said...

Thanks, Robin's Egg Bleu. It's nice to see you!! Did you head over to comic com for all the True Blood hoopla? I just wondered, since you're in San Diego.

Jimmy's sword arrived today. It was way too big for him, so Robert Hamilton is taking it off his hands. Jimmy got an Excaliber instead. Not exactly period correct, but it'll have to do until I find a Scottish basket hilt sword in a smaller size.