Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Back from the past

Hi all,

I seem to be on a historicals kick right now, to the point that I dug out an old project from the Toronto days, and added a little progress.

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Impetus Unit Type:  FP
Base Size: 8cm x 3cm
Manufacturer:  15mm Xyston

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They're a little glossy in the picture (more than in reality, in fact), but this is the rear element of my second Spartan phalanx (first one is here).

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This seems to have lit a spark, and I've been working on some more Spartan stuff, as well as a test unit for an Achaemenid force.  All in all, I've been painting, and puttering up a storm, and generally having fun.  Don't know if its the summer weather, or what, but for now, I'll enjoy the productivity while it lasts.


FMB

13 comments:

  1. I hope your historical kick sticks!

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  2. Great work... these look's like 28mm! :-)
    Do you did the shield Omega yourself?
    Is the general in the middle a AB figure or Xyston?

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    1. Omegas are by hand, and good eyes - yes the general in the front rank is AB.

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  3. Excellent! Love to see Xyston figures move from the painting tray to the gaming table! And test painting an Achaemenid unit? Quite interested in that...

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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  4. Very nice looking unit! And good use of a paper towel as a background. 😀

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  5. Great work on these!

    (15mm was my #1 scale for about 20 years)

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    1. Thanks, Ross - the critical question is do you still have 15mm ancients? ;)

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    2. Never did ancients in 15, 25 was my scale for ancients since 1973. (Apart from a short hiatus for a 4 man 54mm plastic ancients campaign that lasted for about 4-5 years around the turn of the century.)

      However, my brother-in-law abandoned a bunch of unpainted 15mm castings for a Carthaginian army if you have room.

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    3. Ooh, that's a dangerous idea ;)

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