Saturday, 21 May 2011

Ho ho hoplites!


Okay that's a corny title for today's update but it's just one of them days... Feeling a bit under the weather and I've just bunged up the decal on the shield of the hoplite below. Here are the first testers for my 28mm Ancient

First up is a picture of the piper and one finished hoplite

Next up: 3 more shots of the hoplite on his own

I am not satisfied by far, the base is off, the shield decal is rubbish and I missed a line on the helmet (which I have corrected on the model already). Well anyway that's what we have test-figures for.

Cheers Sander

Listening to: the telly


Grégory Privat said...

I'm dubious : having the miniature "in flesh" and painted on your table, do they look "flat" or is it just the picture ? What is your opinion ?

Sander said...

Hoi Grégory, the figure doesn't feel flat to me since you can pose the right arm with spear anyway you like it and by varying the shield arms you can rank them up pretty well. Also keep in mind that in order to form a phalanx frontage the hoplites needed to assume a rather flat pose anyway...

Grégory Privat said...

thank you... I was more speaking of the "body parts", maybe I should have said "thin" ?

Sander said...

Aha, that's what you mean. Well yeah they are a bit more slender then most metal figures. I will try to arrange a comparison with some metals soon.