Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Assyrian Chariot #5

Progress on mending the group of Assyrian chariots continues.  With this chariot, the fifth, refurbishing of the nine chariots crosses the half way point.  I am really enjoying working these carts and the process has spurred me into ordering a bunch (!) of Foundry lead to field a proper army for Basic Impetvs.  Actually, enough figures should arrive on hand to field two such armies.  Perhaps, even enough to field two regular Impetvs armies.  
To begin the process, Chariot #5 required the yoke to be removed, flipped, and reattached.  Then one wheel required regluing and one shield arm replaced.  After a few paint touch-ups, Minwax staining and rebasing, another chariot is ready for battle.  A 60mm x 80mm base loaded with four horses, chariots and four riders is a heavy game piece.  When it is plopped onto the table, it presence with be noted.  Just imagine when nine of these beasts are deployed for battle.  
Chariots #6 and #7 are in work but will not require the yoke to be removed, flipped, and reglued.  Why?  These two chariots arrived without a yoke.  Luckily for me, Foundry sent two replacement yokes upon request.  Even with a number of projects all wrestling for their turn at the painting desk, perhaps 2017 will see a project push for two Biblical armies?  Why not? 

Five chariots down, four to go.

28 comments:

  1. Another masterpiece, Jonathan. These are perfect, I dare say, your finest work that I´ve seen. Congratulations!

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    1. Appreciate the compliment RM but remember I am only refurbishing these chariots. Someone else's talented hand did the original brushwork.

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  2. Surely the finest of the collection, I'm very impressed...and nice yoke on this one!

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    1. Thanks, Phil! I guess the "yoke's" on me...

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    1. Thank you, Michael. A stain of Minwax really brings out the details nicely.

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  4. Lovely, overall there is a shortage of biblical blogging, so I am looking forward to yours. These sort of posts are really helpful to me as I am presently in something of a quandary, as I have both 10/12mm and 28mm on the painting table, but really only have the space to pursue one scale. The small is practical, but the large is so aesthetically pleasing!

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    1. Norm, I agree. Just not enough Biblical gaming going on. We should change that!

      I could see large Biblical armies in 10mm being quite eye-catching in the overall scope of a battle. But, 25mm Biblical armies look darn nifty themselves. I have a large 12 foot x 6 foot gaming table that is always set up so space is not one of my constraints. Time, however, is!

      Appreciate your comments.

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  5. Will both those Impetus armies be Assyrian, or did you spring for an opponent?

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    1. The figures in house and on order are primarily Assyrian with a some auxiliaries thrown in for diversity. I should be able to mix and match to form either two Assyrian armies or one Assyrian and one Babylonian force.

      I suggest you pick out an Assyrian adversary and get to work on an opponent!

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    2. When I have the time, I will do that! I have always had an interest in this period. It must have been all those Sunday school classes.

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    3. That is excellent, Scott! Jake has shown an interest in building a force too.

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  6. Nice addition.
    "...perhaps 2017 will see a project push for two Biblical armies?" I have developed a certain fatalism over the years that leads me to believe that I may be doing a biblical army this year as well....

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    1. Thanks! Too bad you can't hear me laughing at your comment. Priceless!

      May I suggest you begin planning for a Biblical project for 2017 to oppose my soon-to-begin-work Assyrians? That would be fun! If Scott steps in as well, we could field three armies all contesting for hegemony of the ancient world.

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  7. Very nice Jonathan! Two biblical armies is not a enough, I have at least a dozen...

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  8. Very nice as usual. These were quite the find I think. You really must build an army to go with them.

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    1. Thank you, Aaron! I agree! An army to go with the chariots is in planning phase.

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  9. I prefer the term "Middle Eastern Bronze Age", myself...
    ; )
    Some lovely work on those battle wagons!

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    1. Thank you! Your classification recommendation is noted.

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    2. But Assyrians are Iron Age, are they not?

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    3. Yes, Neo-Assyrians ARE Iron Age. There were earlier Assyrian kingdoms during the Bronze Age too.

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  10. Another lovely refurb, great fun and as you implied, I bet it's a weighty lump of lead!
    Best Iain

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    1. Iain, when these pieces are plopped onto the table, you know it!

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  11. Another impressive piece. Obviously, I support the PNWBWI (Pacific Northwest Biblical Wargaming Initiative), even if from afar. I have all thiose Canaanite troops to do my own refurb work on!

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    1. Glad you approve, Peter! Your acronym is a mouthful but rolls off the tongue after a few tries.

      I look forward to following the rehabilitation of the Canaanites.

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  12. Some how missed this Chariot! And its a classic. I look forward to seeing the Basic Impetvs rules.

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    1. Very good that you found this post! I await the arrival of BI2. Having paid the invoice, I should arriving soon. Before Christmas, I think.

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