Assyrian army

Assyrian army

Sunday, 26 March 2017

First castings 2017

Still (slowly) getting through the first batch - about half way - but the initial figures are now entering service.

In the process of casting more of these. Two hours this morning produced 5! Definitely not casting well at the moment! Still about 20 short of what I intend to do.

This lot were not on my original 'to do' list, but they are on the same mould as the others and casting better so... current status glossed but not based.

Casting for others also about half way through - some OK, some being a pain (Vanha archers, I'm looking at you!) Probably do another 2-3 hours casting today.

Monday, 20 March 2017

Casting update

Slow weekend... things like freezer alarm going off... plus nothing seemed to work on Saturday.

So looks like my current session will be continuing over this coming weekend...

Friday, 3 March 2017

Egypt Pre Division

Division 2 of the Minifigs 'S' Range Egyptian army now  completed (though subject to change).

The archer unit is newly painted and based - finished today. No idea how to paint crocodile skin armour so I just used olive green. The black lines on the bow seem to have been a Harry Pearson trademark so I've done it here to keep the style going.

Chariot squadron and general ex-Harry and unmodified - just based.

The armoured unit was bought off the Internet and based without modification. Stile not quite right and only 20 figures in unit, but nice. They will probably be swapped out and put in the Sutekh Division.

Ex Harry - this unit is actually formed out of 2 units from a reorganisation of Harry's figures and have had the colour of the shield rim changed.

Every Division has a small unit of 'Scouts'. Amun and Pre are on Minfigs horses and  have bands painted on the helmet, Sutekh and Ptah are on Garrison horses and plain helmets.

Light infantry slingers ex-Harry and unmodified.

This unit, once painted, will probably replace the current unit of heavies - I'll paint it in a style that matches the rest of the Division a bit better.

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Friday, 24 February 2017

Rose Prestige

This post (and probably the next) deals with ranges that I've always wanted armies from but haven't simply because I'm way over the top on that nation's armies to start with.

The nicest Egyptian infantry are not Garrison or Minifigs, they are Rose. But I have so many Egyptians anyway (really, 2 or more Minifigs armies, 1 Garrison, a sort of Heinz 57 one, plus Atlantic plastic) that I can in no way justify adding to the heap.

The painted ones look a lot nicer 'in the flesh' than they do in photos!



I have to admit, it is really, really tempting to paint some of these. If only there were some cavalry...