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Offline Wellington

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Re: Plastic Persians revisited
« Reply #15 on: April 06, 2021, 09:55:47 AM »
Excellent!

Do they fit in with Foundry Persians?
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Offline Jjonas

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Re: Plastic Persians revisited
« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2021, 07:33:53 PM »
Excellent!

Do they fit in with Foundry Persians?

I would say they are close to later Foundry in size. The older archers are almost true 25's, but the officers and standing figures are closer than you would think. I do have this size compare on the article:
https://ancientbattles.com/Wargames_Atlantic_Persians_28mm/Wargames_Atlantic_Persians_28mm.html

With this picture:
https://ancientbattles.com/Wargames_Atlantic_Persians_28mm/WA_Persians/Wargames_Atlantic_Persians_01222020_001.jpg

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Offline Wellington

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Re: Plastic Persians revisited
« Reply #17 on: April 06, 2021, 08:41:05 PM »
Thx

Offline Cyrus the Great

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Re: Plastic Persians revisited
« Reply #18 on: April 07, 2021, 11:57:45 PM »
A very nice choice of paint palette and close up shots. It DOES make the weapons seem sturdier than they really are.

Offline Jjonas

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Re: Plastic Persians revisited
« Reply #19 on: April 09, 2021, 02:49:11 AM »
A very nice choice of paint palette and close up shots. It DOES make the weapons seem sturdier than they really are.

So far so good on these. I haven't broken any while painting. However the notching arrow arm was so thin I broke two just trying to clean the sprue tab. I decided to scrap those and make another arrow out of the spear shaft. It is a lot less flimsy.  I have zero luck with plastic spears. But they look so nice. !SNAP!

Offline Fremitus Borealis

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Re: Plastic Persians revisited
« Reply #20 on: April 09, 2021, 11:13:32 AM »
So far so good on these. I haven't broken any while painting. However the notching arrow arm was so thin I broke two just trying to clean the sprue tab. I decided to scrap those and make another arrow out of the spear shaft. It is a lot less flimsy.  I have zero luck with plastic spears. But they look so nice. !SNAP!

Drats,I was afraid of that. I had forgotten how brittle and flimsy plastic spears were (I've been just replacing all spears with pushbroom bristles), but I've been working on a a kitbashed unit where I use a bunch of victrix hoplites recently...I swear I've broken half the spears just by looking at them!
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Online SJWi

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Re: Plastic Persians revisited
« Reply #21 on: April 09, 2021, 02:36:45 PM »
I would agree on the plastic spears/javelins. If “accurate” they always feel too flimsy for my ham-fisted handling. I built an entire Victrix Celtic war band and sold it because I was nervous about fielding them.

 I also have Victrix Numidians but am minded to keep them due to lack of decent alternatives.

Offline Easy E

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Re: Plastic Persians revisited
« Reply #22 on: April 09, 2021, 02:44:09 PM »
The gods be praised, I have not run into this problem on a wide scale yet. 

I think I have broken one spear and it was a Hypaspist spear when assembling.
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Offline Jjonas

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Re: Plastic Persians revisited
« Reply #23 on: April 11, 2021, 09:04:31 PM »
Still a long way off, but I am at least making steady progress.


Offline WuZhuiQiu

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Re: Plastic Persians revisited
« Reply #24 on: April 13, 2021, 12:36:05 AM »
So far so good on these. I haven't broken any while painting. However the notching arrow arm was so thin I broke two just trying to clean the sprue tab. I decided to scrap those and make another arrow out of the spear shaft. It is a lot less flimsy.  I have zero luck with plastic spears. But they look so nice. !SNAP!

Aha! I was wondering why the arrow was so thick...  ;)

Offline Easy E

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Re: Plastic Persians revisited
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2021, 02:55:18 PM »
Thanks for sharing.  I was contemplating a Persian army for my 2022 project.  This was very helpful!

Offline Jjonas

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Re: Plastic Persians revisited
« Reply #26 on: April 19, 2021, 09:21:09 PM »
Mardians finished and ready for the write up. Thanks for your comments.


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Re: Plastic Persians revisited
« Reply #27 on: April 19, 2021, 09:46:58 PM »
Excellent  :o

Offline Rick W.

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Re: Plastic Persians revisited
« Reply #28 on: April 20, 2021, 05:59:32 AM »
Brilliant work!
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Offline sgzleada71

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Re: Plastic Persians revisited
« Reply #29 on: April 20, 2021, 08:43:30 AM »
Looks beautiful.  Thanks for the tips. 

 

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