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Offline Tonhel

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #45 on: August 26, 2019, 01:17:04 PM »
Actually before these I was thinking of starting an 11th century  eastern roman set. I have a cataphract almost ready, just missing a head.  :)

I would love to see it. If it is almost finished maybe you can get it cast too? Hopefully you will sell them soon? :-*

Offline Captain Harlock

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #46 on: August 26, 2019, 02:33:38 PM »
I would love to see it. If it is almost finished maybe you can get it cast too? Hopefully you will sell them soon? :-*

Thanks for the vote of confidence  :)
Im completely new in this endeavor so im trying to move as fast as possible while learning. I was thinking about making at least five hoplite minis, that could be used as officers or hero characters. Then add in some variant heads with historical looking helmets and crests. My aim is to create something I personally would like to buy. Im using museum exhibits and pottery databases as main reference material. I hope that i will be ready till November. Fingers crossed.
I dont know what would be the best route, direct sale or an indiegogo campaign. Some feedback would be very welcome.


My eastern roman adventure is here
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=114877.msg1455251#msg1455251
TALOS MINIATURES

Offline Tonhel

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #47 on: August 26, 2019, 04:21:02 PM »
Thanks for the vote of confidence  :)
Im completely new in this endeavor so im trying to move as fast as possible while learning. I was thinking about making at least five hoplite minis, that could be used as officers or hero characters. Then add in some variant heads with historical looking helmets and crests. My aim is to create something I personally would like to buy. Im using museum exhibits and pottery databases as main reference material. I hope that i will be ready till November. Fingers crossed.
I dont know what would be the best route, direct sale or an indiegogo campaign. Some feedback would be very welcome.


My eastern roman adventure is here
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=114877.msg1455251#msg1455251

The eastern Roman looks good!

Maybe you should contact Andy Hobday from Footsore miniatures. To me, it seems that your hoplites are a perfect fit for their range. As a freelancer, which will take all the extra stuff as casting, selling, packaging, customer engagement / problems etc out of your hands. So you can sculpt and make a little bit of money while doing it.

To me that seems the best way to go, otherwise you will be swamped by a lot of work that has nothing to do with sculpting.

Offline Captain Harlock

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #48 on: August 31, 2019, 02:26:07 PM »
I sculpted four more heads and im in the process of adding hair, helmets etc.

This one will have no helmet on. Once i mount it on the mini im going to add the longer hair in the back. This is a hairstyle very popular from late archaic till the early classical age judging from the pottery.

Offline Tonhel

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #49 on: August 31, 2019, 03:31:26 PM »
Looking good! :-*

Offline Captain Harlock

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #50 on: August 31, 2019, 04:50:07 PM »
This one has the classical bun, sorta like the samurai one. Its a double tied ponytail that makes long hair more manageable and also works as a neck cushion when the warrior wears his helmet. Later when long hair went out of fashion, men used to tie an actual cushion to the back of their head with their headband


Offline DintheDin

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #51 on: August 31, 2019, 08:41:23 PM »
Very well done! Keep them coming!
Now and then we had a hope that if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates. Mark Twain, Life on the Mississippi

Offline Captain Harlock

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #52 on: August 31, 2019, 11:29:36 PM »
I will  :D


Offline DintheDin

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #53 on: September 01, 2019, 06:10:10 AM »
You did an EXCELLENT job here!
Such wonderful mini with so well done details deserves a pic enlarged!

Offline Captain Harlock

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #54 on: September 01, 2019, 07:01:31 AM »
Thanks Dino
Im sculpting his accessories now, i think im going for that wind blown cape

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #55 on: September 01, 2019, 06:30:20 PM »
Perfect!
You have a keen hand and eye for human anatomy, go on!

Offline Captain Harlock

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #56 on: September 05, 2019, 03:48:12 PM »
For no one - no one in this world can you trust. Not men, not women, not beasts..."
 "This you can trust."

Offline DintheDin

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #57 on: September 05, 2019, 05:42:58 PM »
A mini-forge! Oh my!  :o
You could be a successful jeweler!
But in any case, it is jewels that you produce  ;)

Offline Captain Harlock

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #58 on: September 05, 2019, 07:01:10 PM »
My trusty 3 euro anvil of Crom  lol

Offline Tonhel

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Re: Captain Harlock's Hoplites
« Reply #59 on: September 05, 2019, 09:39:19 PM »
Looking great!