I bought this fine looking Totem Pole recently from Irregular Minis to add to my growing Indian village. I previously bought the same model around a year ago but was a little miffed as the model was miscast, the lower green, red and white face had half of it missing. I left it far too long to phone Irregular up and moan, so as Postie was ordering some Russo-Japanese figures, I got him to order me another Totem Pole. BUT this one was also a miscaste, so I moaned and groaned to Postie and he said he'd have a go try and fix it, which he did, and he made a damn good job of it!!!
Totem Poles are carved wooden pillars made by the first nations of the North-West coast, they were usually made from Western Red Cedar. A Totem is usually an animal, that serves as an emblem for a family or clan. They represent a symbolic relationship between nature and human kin groups. The figures on the pole are mythical creatures from the First Nations ancestral past. The word Totem is derived from the Ojibwe word Odoodem, which translates to "His kinship group".
The pole is based on a large MDF base from Warbases and the three figures are from Frei Korp, now sold by QRF.
The last picture is of a pole from, Stanley Park in Vancouver. I based my colour scheme on this pole, and by the look of it, so did the Irregular sculptor.
|Totem Pole at Stanley Park, Vancouver|