Sunday, February 12, 2017

Rehab of Canaan: The Emperor has no Bows!

The next group of the Canaanite/ ancient Syrian type troops that Ken gave to me has now graduated from Rehab!


These troops will represent some Medium infantry formed Bowmen. 


Here's the before picture. A lot of the cast on detail, which is hard to see here, was not painted. What became even more apparent on closer inspection was that eight out of twelve figures have no bows on them! I checked the "spare parts" Ken sent and there were no bows to be found there, either. 


Therefore, I made eight simple bows out of floral wire, bent in the middle, and then glued in place. This actually seems to have worked quite well., even if the effect is a bit more like Longbows than Composite bows!


I used the fine art ink pens to bring out details in the fringes on the robes, the head dress, and arrows. 


Although it's hard to see in the pictures,. I also highlighted the black hair with CC Hippo Grey, and the flesh with CC Dark Flesh. 


Everything was then washed with the lighter of my black "Magic Wash", so as to not dull the white of the robes over much, and then the basing details were added. 


Next up was a group of skirmishing Light Infantry Slingers. These are enough for 2 units for To the Strongest!


Here's the "before" picture for comparison. I have no idea who the manufacturer is for any of these 25/28mm figures. 


The Slingers have a W.I.P. Sphinx in the background; if it were in scale to the Great Sphinx of Giza,  it would be at least 10 times as high, wide and and long, pr roughly 1,000 times as  big by volume!


Talk about having a Target painted on your back...


It appears that, like most other ancient statuary, the Sphinx was painted during it's heyday - first color applied now!

14 comments:

  1. Great rehab project! I still have two more chariots in my own Biblical rehab project.

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    1. Thanks, Jon. Your opwn rehabbed Assyrian chariots are great! I am saving the chariotry for last for these guys!

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  2. Excellent, love these Canaan troops...

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  3. Always satisfying to turn old damaged or incomplete figures into new units! Great work Peter :)

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    1. I am enjoying it more than I thought, Mark!

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  4. I thought for a minute the emperor was having trouble with his bowels! I am relieved. ;-) They scrub up very well indeed!

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    1. You take me for a Gastroenterologist or something? :-)
      Thanks, Simon!

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  5. Terrific refurbishment Peter.

    Without weapons, those slingers look like they are mid Maori haka. I wonder whether the manufacturer might have missed a trick with that.

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    1. Thanks, Lawrence. I really haven't a clue as to the manufacturer, or even what the figures are supposed to represent!

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  6. Nice bit of refurb work, they've come out well!
    Best Iain

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