Friday, April 16, 2021

Hittite skirmishers and Leaders

 

A few more Hittite odds and ends...


A few skirmish Archers, looking for suntan lotion.


Newline Designs figures once again.


"These rocks sure are tough on bare feet!"


Hittite Generals...


or Heroes?


Interesting they are sculpted wielding the khopesh, a weapon we associate more with Ancient Egypt.


Purple dyes doubtless via Tyre!




18 comments:

  1. Looking good, Peter! Having painted a few units of Newline Designs figures, what is your impression? I think you know what I think. I think they are great and great value especially when grabbed on sale.

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    1. Thanks, Jon. I like the Newline figures. they are bit more slender than, say, Old Glory or Foundry, but probably more realistic in that regard. The breadth of their ranges is outstanding. The phenomenal cost of postage from the UK means that I would only buy them on sale, like I did, which pretty much negates the postal charges.

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  2. Superb additions, great painting and basing Peter...

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  3. Very nice units once again. The postage costs from the US and import rates from the EU make sourcing non-UK miniatures and issue for many gamers here at present.

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    1. Thanks, Steve.
      I wonder what it is about shipping costs in the past 5 years or so that seems so much higher than in the past?
      At least in the UK you have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to manufacturers.

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  4. Nice job on the figures, good basing scheme as well. Agree that postage is a big factor in deciding what to order next. My orders to Perry of course need to meet the free shipping mark. ;-)

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    1. Thank you, Joe.
      I shall have to check out the Price point for Perry figures shipping direct. I don't order Perry often, but I have had my eye on a few more Spaniards for a while. Nothing imminent, mind you!

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  5. Lovely looking archers and generals, old glory are now almost the same price as Perry figures here now,even though the UK distributor, I like Newline, they look a big basic in bare metal but paint up nicely!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain. I have a bunch of Ancient Indian figures from Old Glory and Newline to paint, which will be a Q3 orQ4 project.

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  6. Great looking bunch. They could all be baddies in an Indiana Jones tale :-)

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    1. Thanks, Gary. I was actually thinking much the same thing!
      (Indy pulls out his pistol and calmly shoots them).

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  7. Great looking Hittites! Love the hairstyles!

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    1. Thanks Dean. They could pass for punk rockers! :-)

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  8. Great colour combination Peter, and the Newline figures look very nice.

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    1. Thank you Lawrence; I'm glad you like them!

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