It's been a quiet time for model-making recently. Too many things (world events, hospital visits, work, depressing weather...) have been getting in the way. However, I did recently manage to finish off some more Greeks for my Jason and the Argonauts project. These are the last Greek Myth figures from my unpainted model mountain, so if I want more then I'll need to buy something else!
I'm wondering if I should repaint his eyes to make it more obvious that he is blind. On reflection, it may have been a mistake to paint them in my normal manner.
I see this man as an elderly shepherd or something simple like that. It's possible that his left arm is deformed or paralysed, hence the slightly unusual appearance.
Lastly, I have 3 new archers. These models are from Black Tree Designs, just like the Greek king above. Although the models are well enough detailed and moulded, their postures are all a bit unusual for archers. I suspect that people who don't look closely enough will mistake them for swordsmen or something else. Still, I had the models sitting there unpainted and it didn't take a whole lot of effort to complete them...
These figures give me some more options for the Argonauts (especially the archers). I just need to make up some 7th Voyage quick-reference cards for all my characters and then I'm ready to play the game!
Nice looking figures, I bet that shield was heavy!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Ray! Nah, the shield is just plastic - it's quite light, really.Delete
A fine array of minis, and I thoroughly enjoyed the back stories behind them. Great stuff and hopefully they'll be some 7th Voyage AARs in the near future? Not played that one myself.ReplyDelete
I'm hoping to get started playing 7th Voyage really soon now! Perhaps within the next week or two?Delete
nice looking additions! I have always liked blacktree stuff but have been put off in recent years due to difficulty in getting the stuff once you've paid. maybe they are the way back up again...ReplyDelete
It's true that Black Tree Design did have delivery problems, but that was all some years ago. I've not had any problem with them in more recent times (and they keep running these heavy discounts if you register, such as the current 50% off all infantry!)Delete
They are great! The Hoplite is my favorite, but then again they are the flashy ones.ReplyDelete
Archers do look odd indeed, apart from their pose, the helmet is most unusual, but they have a great "Argonauts" feel to them.
I think you should go make the cards really soon so we can see the Argonauts battle it against the pirates before they even depart or something similarly mythical!
I think you're right, Mathyoo - I need to make the reference cards as soon as possible!Delete
Great looking figures C^, but Phineas has to be the outstanding one with the detail on his tunic; the archers are indeed strnge, with the shortst shot-bows I think I've ever seen.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Joe. The ancient Greeks weren't generally renowned for their archery skills, though there were a few notable exceptions.Delete
Superb looking Greeks.ReplyDelete
You do inspire me to follow you on the 7th Voyage. I may also set sail this year.ReplyDelete
The detail on the blind kings tunic is spot on. It harks back to a time he was in poer and could afford nice clothes.
Good job on all of them.
Thanks, Clint. Surely you've got too much to do already, without venturing into mythical ancient skirmishes as well :-) ?Delete
I was indeed aiming to make Phineas look like a rich man fallen on hard times. It seems that I succeeded!
yes far too much to do!! But that won't stop me I am sure!Delete
I like the phalange and the fact you don't forget about non-fighting characters. All looks good for a C6 scenario.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Cedric. The hoplites are very pretty but I do need a variety of other characters as well, as you've observed. I'm thinking of getting some peltasts (javelin-throwers) and I'll certainly need some sorceresses at some time (Circe, Medea, Pasiphae...)Delete
These look great, I must have a closer look 7th Voyage rules.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Michael. I expect that you could find a review of 7th Voyage somewhere on the internet. I'm hoping to report on my first battle in the near future (I have to to play the game first, of course!)Delete
Good looking Greeks C6!ReplyDelete
Love the fact you used a zombie arm.
Thanks, Bob. The zombie arm just happened to be the only sleeveless left arm I could find from all the kits I have; there was no deeper meaning behind the decision!Delete
Nice work on the metals!ReplyDelete
Thanks, F.E.M. !Delete
Excellent job on the Greeks, I love Exion!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Phil. Being a grunt, Exion probably doesn't have a particularly good life expectancy!Delete