Thursday, January 13, 2022

Mauryan Indian Spearmen #1

The first unit of the New Year marches off the painting table!


Like the Archers seen in December, these are Old Glory scuplts. 


It was a bit challenging trying to figure out how the shields were meant to be held by the front rank figures!


Painting the "Tiger's Teeth" on the shields was a bit tedious, but worthwhile. 


Once again the "Magic Wash" has worked well on these figures. 


14 comments:

  1. These figures do seem to lend themselves brilliantly to the magic wash Peter, and the painstaking work on the tiger's teeth was well worth the effort. Great stuff.

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    1. Thanks, Lawrence. the borders on the shield were a nuisance, ut I agree, the effect is worth it.

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  2. Good job on mating the shield detail with t he wash technique in the clothing.

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    1. Thanks, Joe. The Wash works really well on these figures!

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  3. Very nice and the shields really catch the eye

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  4. Nice! For some figures, staining works better than for others. These warriors are in the 'better' camp.

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    1. Definitely true, Jon; the deep folds in the robes takes the stain well.

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  5. The front rank shields do look a bit troublesome Peter, I imagine it took a bit of time to work out which figure to place where! Detailing like the shield edging is always a pain, but almost always worth it ( if it goes wrong and looks crap....it wasn't worth it! Fortunately, your looks great!)

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    1. Thanks for the kind words, Keith. Yes figuring out reasonable shield positions for the front rankers was a bear!

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  6. Superb figures...with most impressive shields!

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    1. Merci, Phil. They're simple, really; just some tedious work on the "teeth"!

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  7. Sensational Peter. That's a lovely shade of green for the shields (belts).
    Regards, James

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