Finished the Macedonian phalanx today. I'm glad Heinrichsen put these old figures back into production last year, putting me over the top with requisite number of new castings. Had I been forced to continue relying upon the sporadic appearance of odds & ends on eBay, probably never would have finished it.
Next up, Cretan archers.
These are really first class. You've managed an amazing degree of consistency of finish. Top banana!ReplyDelete
Thanks, AlFront. I did think about painting some of them hastily in the interest of time savings, but couldn't bring myself to do it.ReplyDelete
Looks fantastic. Are you workign towards a particular army? Will they be gamed with?ReplyDelete
Thanks, Simon. Good questions !ReplyDelete
Yes, I plan to game with them. What I have are Greeks, a few Persians and soldiers suitable for Macedonians/Successors. I'm leaning more towards an ancient imagi-nations sort of thing where these could be mixed together as opposed to say, specifically building a 2000 point Later Seleucid army.
I'd love to build up a painted collection with homogenous armies of Greeks, Persians, Macedonians, Carthaginians, Republican Romans, Indians, Assyrians and so on. Without quite ruthlessly simplifying my painting style (let's not even go into expenditure), doubt I'd even live long enough to accomplish that. Realistically, I'll be satisfied to complete enough figures for at least two generically Hellenistic armies in which any anachronisms are of no concern.
These look great! The over all ensemble will look amazing.ReplyDelete
I do find the pose of the rear rank pikemen a little awkward looking with the upper body twisted to the right holding the pike while the right leg swings forward. Surely they must have had to move their right legs forward to advance though. Anyway the phalanx looks very imposing as a whole.
Did you do the metal bits in non-metallic colours?
Ross, thanks for the feedback: I'm glad you like them.ReplyDelete
As far as the poses go, of course the figures are two-sided so for example, if one leg is in realistic perspective to the other from one side, from the reversed side it may not look so good. Don't know if that's what you're seeing or not.
I did the bronze without metallic paint. I used metallic paint on the spear heads/butt spikes. The latter are smaller bits anyway and I find it harder to make them look right in varying shades of gray.
Steve, no its the prancing effect from having the upper body twisted back to the right while stretching the right leg forward, I tried it, its hard but possible. It might be a choice made due to give a better profile to the flat. Just interesting.ReplyDelete
Good work on the bronze! It was about the 6th time I looked at them that I started to wonder. Well done!
Hello my friend!ReplyDelete
I want to use one of these photos in a book. Who is the copyright owner? They were posted under free-licence? I can use it without problem?
Thank's a lot!
Well, if you copied and used the image without asking I'd never have known the difference unless I happened to read the book at some point. So I do appreciate your asking first. Still, before granting permission I'd like to hear a little more about it, so please feel free to e-mail me: "cpl_trim AT yahoo.com".