Sunday, February 19, 2017

Assyrian Chariot #9 Rehab


The last chariot in the long rehab project rolls off the workbench!
This last chariot is the King's chariot adorned with sunshade and leopard skin covered horses.  Quite a spectacle of conspicuous consumption.
The King's chariot required more rehab than the others before.  The riders were detached with arms missing on a few, one wheel was broken, and the sun shade was in three pieces.  To fit into the storage box, the King's ride had to have the sunshade "chopped" making his ride even more customized.  Put back together with the standard touch ups, the King and his fleet of nine chariots are ready for battle.  Next, plans for painting and fielding a gameable force is in order.  
With a large number of Assyrian figures summoned to The Lead Pile in anticipation of this project, time to get out the pencil and paper to draft an army list or two.  A group shot of the nine refurbished chariots arrayed for battle is a good idea.  That activity I will save for a future post when the game table has sufficient cleared space.

23 comments:

  1. Another superb chariot for your collection Jonathan!

    Christopher

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  2. My goodness, that is an impressive piece; worth the effort. Which king is that? Ashurbinluky? :-)

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    1. Good one, Peter! This surname sounds more Russian to me.

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    2. Ashur was of course the chief God of Assyria; many Assyrian kings ha banes based upon this (Ashurbanipal, Ashurnasirpal, etc.) "Ashur is the creator of an heir", "Ashur is the protector of the heir"

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  3. Spectacular. A great purchase, even with the renovations required. These are a great start to that new army...

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    1. Nine chariots will provide a solid core to one (or maybe two) Assyrian armies. Glad you like it!

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  4. Really lovely chariot, you've saved the best till last!
    Best Iain

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    1. It is a nice one! This is the most regal looking chariot of the bunch.

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  5. Wow, just as good as anything from MTV's "Pimp My Ride".

    'With plenty of 'Bling' on the king's set of wheels, it is both suitable to ride slow in the 'hood or make a statement on the battlefield. This Old School king has lined out his ride with leopard-skin threads and customised the sun-roof. He'll be the envy of all the original king's, with his customised set of, decorated, wheels and pale white chargers.'

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    1. Thanks, Roy! Only the best for an up-and-coming king with vassals to impress (or is that "press" into service?).

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    1. Oh I am tempted. I am however trying to at least get my head above water with my other 28mm projects first!

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  7. I will vouch, these look even better in person.

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