IntroductionOnce again, I've let my imagination run away with me. A few months ago, Warlord Games had a sale on individual plastic sprues. I bought some ECW cavalry to bolster my Witch Hunters, but I couldn't resist also buying some Ancient Greeks. Since then, I've extended this set with a few metal models from Black Tree Design as well. I can now present to you my latest project: Jason and the Argonauts!
The Good Guys
|4 Heroes: Front view|
|4 Heroes: rear view|
All of these models are plastics from Warlord Games, apart from the archer (he's from Black Tree Design). I'm a bit annoyed about the silvering of the decals on the shields, since I spent a lot of effort preparing the surfaces in the hope of avoiding that. Still, these's not much I can do about it now...
The Bad Guys
Aeëtes of Colchis. I've used another model from Black Tree Design here: Aeëtes is a Greek civilian to whom I have added a simple crown made out of green stuff. Obviously, he's something of an ascetic monarch.
Aeëtes himself doesn't look very threatening, does he? Well, in the legends he was the one who sowed the dragon's teeth, each of which grew into an armed warrior to oppose the Argonauts. In the 1963 film Clash of the Titans, these were depicted as skeletons in one of the classic Hollywood fight scenes: here. My "dragon's teeth" are faithful to that vision!
These figures are old Games Workshop skeleton warriors. Those that had spears have been used unmodified, but I've cut down the oversized swords and scimitars to something more suitable for the ancient world. I've added shields; I thought that these came from Magister Militum, but they've reworked their website recently and I cannot find the shields on the new site.
I couldn't really find an angle from which the cyclops' eye could be seen clearly. I suppose that's because he's used to fighting creatures which are much smaller than he is, so he's always stooping and peering downwards.