Monday, 27 April 2009
1/72 I/46(b) Kushite Egyptian
1xLCh (Gen), 1xLCh,
As no Kushite chariots and cavalry are available in plastic, some mild conversion and artistic licence is necessary. The cavalrymen got a head swap and their horses got a blanket and reins. Chariots simply got a personnel change. Based for 25mm DBA on 60mm wide bases. Figures from Caesar and HaT.
Costume details are hard to come by for these guys but I stumbled across this illustration somewhere on the net:
No idea what the differences indicate, guessed it was some kind of rank distinction.
My favourite photo of a spotty. Problem; be as accurate as possible with the leopard skin and spend the next 3 months painting the same figures, or go with something which looks (to me) acceptable and gets done a whole lot quicker? No contest, went with the latter - too many other figures to paint.
2x4Sp (Meshwesh militia).