Thursday, November 13, 2014

Carthaginian Spear in 28mm

After a spate of Napoleonics crossing my painting desk, time to change it up a bit with a brief return to 28mm Ancients.  Actually, the painting desk is awash with figures in all sizes and periods without much rhyme or reason to this madness.  The decreasing hours of daylight reduce my outdoor time so the hobby is benefiting from a little extra painting time.
Off from the table is a 13 figure stand of heavy infantry for the 28mm Punic Wars project.  Based on a single 120mm x 60mm base, this will see action in Impetvs.  The manufacturer of these figures is unknown to me.  I received these along with a similar number of the same from Scott in a bare lead swap.  These figures were surplus to  a large painting commission he had undertaken and would not see his brush.  At the time, Scott probably identified the figures but I have since forgotten.  So, if anyone recognizes these figures, please speak out!


20 comments:

  1. Not sure who made them, but they sure look good!

    Christopher

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    1. ....perhaps Relic 28mm miniatures?

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    2. Thank you, Christopher! Glad you like them!

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    3. Phil, I looked at Relic's website and see figures similar but not exact matches. The sculpting style is very similar, though.

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  2. Great work! love the figures and basing....Awesome!

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    1. Phil! I appreciate your very kind comments!

      The way in which their javelins are positioned overhead with pointy ends both fore and aft, these fellas could get "stuck in" in either direction.

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  3. Carthos rises!! Great painting, Jonathan. These fellows do look the business.

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  4. Very fine work. Those ARE shield transfers... right??? :-)

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  5. Another good looking unit. We should really play Impetus more often...

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    1. I agree! Perhaps we both can scrape up time over the Christmas holidays?

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  6. They look great, Jonathan. Maybe they are Vendel (now Sgt Major Minis).

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    1. Thanks, Dean! Never heard of Vendel or Sgt Major. I will take a look.

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    2. I think DeanM is right, the figures do look like 28mm Vendel miniatures.... worth checking at Sgt.Major web site at http://www.sgmm.biz/

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    3. I looked but did not see them, Phil. Of course, eyes are not what they once were. I see Greeks but no Liby-Phoenicians. Can you point them out?

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  7. They are splendid, and these spears are really impressive!

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