Saturday, March 25, 2017

Canaanite Chariots Pass in Review!


... but first we have the last pair of the refurbished chariots to inspect up close!


These were the best painted of the set, and required the least work. 


The reins made from dark brown thread were part of the original models as received as well. 


The nice detailing on the quivers mounted on the cabs was also part of the original paint job. 

Most of the touch up on these was on the crew. 


A pair of Leaders, from bare lead supplied by Ken. 


The purple shield was another wood disc substitute.


Micron ink pen detailing in black on the figure in the foreground


and in purple for the other figure. 


Here at last is the full Canaanite Chariot contingent - ten vehicles strong!


This side view give a better idea of their diversity!


A bit of a fuzzy shot, but still impressive. The Canaanite Rehab project is completed!


Rear view... minus the abundant supply of ruts and horse droppings likely to have been left in their wake!

18 comments:

  1. Excellent, Peter, and an impressive lot! Your Pass-in-Review reminds me that I have a chariot Pass-in-Review of my own to get on with!

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    1. Thanks Jon and, yes indeed you do!

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    2. Done!
      https://palousewargamingjournal.blogspot.com/2017/03/assyrian-chariot-pass-in-review.html

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  2. Good stuff Peter. You and Jon are really helping me overcome my chariot aversion.

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    1. Chariots are very cool, IMHO. They CAN be a bit of a pain to assemble. These were already assembled and glued to their bases, so that was no impediment in this case!

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    2. Peter, we made a good one-two combination to Jake's body, he'll go down soon!

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  3. Lovely work again Peter. Interesting to see that the thread in the first couple of models has survived intact. I have often thought about doing the same for my Gallic chariots, but didn't fancy the idea of having to reglue them on a regular basis.

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    1. The string stayed firmly attached (the method in this case is unique if you look at the pictures closely). I did reins for my Assyrian chariots using paper tape, which worked very well - it came with a Historex "grenadiers of the guard" set, which I got to make my good college freind and trombone playing fellow bandsmen, Tom, a figure of him in the uniforms that we wore. complete with trombone, some accounting textbooks... and a mug of beer on the base! Alas at 54mm scale, it wouldn't be much of a quaff, LOL!

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    2. I'll bet he has raised a full-sized glass or two to it over the years though Peter.

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    3. Thanks; I'd like to think so!

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  4. Nothing like chariots, these look great.

    John

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    1. Thanks, John! Glad you enjoyed them!

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  5. Great looking chariots all together they look fantastic!
    Best Iain

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