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Author Topic: Help with my Persian project? UPDATE 10th August  (Read 2887 times)

Offline Mithridates1

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Re: Help with my Persian project?
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2022, 01:38:04 AM »
Tim

On your quest for Egyptian Marines.  Apart from the old Vendels - which you mentioned, I am aware of only two others:

Eureka.  Eureka can vary between their ranges, I have some Macedonians which are small while the Paphlagonians are larger, the mounted version is comparable to A&A.

Footsore.  In their Mortal Gods range they have a pack of three Marines in the distinctive tunic/armour/shield.   A tad expensive but I was lucky to pick up some Immortals at a 3 for 2 pack deal.  So if not in a hurry a sale may come up again.   Good figures, well sculpted and a good size.

In the fantasy Crocodile and Dark Fable ranges there maybe some possibilities.    Don't recall that either has the distinctive armour, long tunic and long shield but worth a look if only for command/musicians/standard bearers perhaps.

Good luck

Garry

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Help with my Persian project?
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2022, 12:31:17 PM »
Footsore Miniatures!
Iíd forget about them, thanks!
A millionaire trapped in a peasants body!

Offline Tim Haslam

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Re: Help with my Persian project?
« Reply #17 on: July 18, 2022, 09:38:13 PM »
Bloody hell!

Those Footsore figures work out at £88 for 30 inc postage.
Thistle and Rose figures are £80 for 32 inc postage.
Approximately.

Of course my problem will probably be getting stung at customs!
So price including postage from the US is potentially cheaper!

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Re: Help with my Persian project?
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2022, 08:59:20 PM »
I saw those too.
I did consider that they were a possible stand in, but then remembered that those miniatures were quite small by comparison to others.
Plus the price is again too high.

Offline Jjonas

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Re: Help with my Persian project?
« Reply #20 on: July 21, 2022, 06:17:32 PM »
"I think I may have a found a source of Victrix Dacian heads as requested!

However Iím still stuck with the ideas for making Egyptian Marines?"

Newline makes Kappadokians with swords. Easily converted to javelinmen. Not sure about heads swaps.
This problem seems like something that home resin mold and casting would solve, since the Kappadokian hat needs extra bumps. But Dacians sound in theory to be ok except for the bumps and side flaps.

As for Egyptian marines in long skirts I think the only place to go is back to Vendel and Thistle & Rose.
scroll midpage (I know Tim knows thes):
http://marbles.frothersunite.com/jun03.html

Thistle & Rose. Egyptian Marines
P14 Egyptian Marines Standing spear & shield
P15 Egyptian Marines Advancing spear & shield
P16 Egyptian Marines Attacking spear & shield
P17 Egyptian Marines Command
P17A Egyptian Archers
P17B Egyptian Levy

(I know postage is killing us)


JJonas

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Re: Help with my Persian project?
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2022, 08:41:17 PM »
Those seem to still be the favourite even after all these years!
 lol


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Re: Help with my Persian project?
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2022, 12:31:34 PM »
Quite happy with this Kappadokian kit bashing!
All Victrix parts,
Persian body
Gallic cloak
Dacian head
Numidian shield and hand with extra javelins.
Lol

Online Pattus Magnus

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Re: Help with my Persian project? UPDATE 23rd july
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2022, 02:33:49 PM »
That figure certainly looks the part! Thatís quite the list of kits the parts came from. Will you be trying to get together parts to make a whole unit following that pattern?

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Re: Help with my Persian project? UPDATE 23rd july
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2022, 10:13:40 PM »
Weíll, yes, this would be a very expensive way of building units normally.
However the Numidian, Persian and Gallic parts are all spare from previous projects.
Plus kindly fellows have given me some Dacian heads.

I only need a small unit, 10-15 tops.

Offline The Dozing Dragon

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Re: Help with my Persian project? UPDATE 23rd july
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2022, 04:23:45 PM »
I was going to suggest Black Tree however their Egyptian range has gone off site for now.

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Re: Help with my Persian project? UPDATE 23rd july
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2022, 04:29:18 PM »
If you can build those kitbashes with spare parts you already have, thereís no downside! They certainly look spot on the illustration!

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Re: Help with my Persian project? UPDATE 23rd july
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2022, 04:43:46 PM »
Itís a shame about Black Tree, they had some nice models.
Only seem to do Romans now?
Funnily enough Iíve got some levy spearmen from back when they were Harlequin models!

The whole Persian range was interesting actually.


Iím also looking out for some opulent looking Sultan style figure I could proxy as a Great King. I found a nice one seated on a rug from Midlam Miniatures.
Iím thinking the Great King in the old 300 Spartans movie, who sits and watches the whole battle.
Historically Iím pretty sure this happened at Salamis?

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Re: Help with my Persian project? UPDATE 23rd july
« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2022, 04:59:50 PM »
I just read Herodotusí description of the battle of Salamis, and if he can be believed, Xerxes watched the battle from a headland. No specific mention of sitting on a carpet and eating peeled grapes, but those little details can add to the scene.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2022, 10:47:13 PM by Pattus Magnus »

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Re: Help with my Persian project? UPDATE 23rd july
« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2022, 05:42:26 PM »
Exactly! Lol

 

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