When I pulled the box of Assyrian chariots off the shelf in contemplation of beginning the rehabilitation process, I was shocked (shocked I say), to look up when I purchased these figures. I bought these over three years ago and the nine chariots have been sitting in box, untouched ever since.
To refresh my memory, a quick search in the blog archive showed that these were purchased near the end of 2013 (see: Overcome by Temptation). As noted then, the package arrived with contents in various stages of destruction. Some chariots were even missing parts! I suppose the state of the figures dampened my drive to get them ready for the gaming table. Of course getting these onto the gaming table is a very long term proposition since I have no other Assyrian figures for this period.
|State of the models upon arrival|
|State of models upon arrival|
First thing to do was soak the base in water to loosen the glue. After a soak, the figures could be removed from the base easily. Next, the yoke was pulled off and reattached to the chariot tongue properly. Both wheels needed to be reattached and then all pieces received a treatment with Minwax stain after a little touch-up painting.
After drying, a coat of Dullcote was applied and then the models were rebased on a 60mm x 80mm base. After basing, another coat of Dullcote was applied. The final result is what is seen here. Nice looking model. Only eight more to go. Of course, continuing on with this project suggests a need to start gathering foot troops to accompany these chariots. That, of course, would necessitate an opponent. Ah, this is a slippery slope.