Tuesday, 5 July 2016

1/72 Macedonian Phalangites #1

This little project isn't really necessary but I've had it in mind for a while.  The called for 6x4Pk in the DBA list always seemed underwhelming in appearance. Did the same thing with Swiss pike-men a while back.

HaT figures, some already used, the rest left-overs.  The command figures are from HaT's Hypaspist set. Now need a few more figures to finish Part #2.

Each represents a company or lochos, Levelled pikes on a base 60mm x 60mm, rest on 60mm x 30mm for flexibility.

Once I've got the final three done, I'll work out how to use them in a game!

6 comments:

  1. Very, very cool! Great idea for the signal men to be at the back. And that leader at the front too.

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    1. Kind of you to say so Nick.

      I can't claim credit for positions; according to what I've read, that's where they were. Bearing in mind that the company was 256 men strong, they were a bit less precarious than they appear in my little efforts.

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  2. Superb! Very impressive first line, and great paint job...

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    1. Thanks Phil, comment appreciated as always.

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  3. They look great George. What did you use for the sarissas (they are superb)?

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  4. Many thanks for the kind comment James.

    The pointy bits have various origins! All are 60mm long, a bit short for a scale sarissa but more manageable.

    Some are 0.8mm brass rod, fine ones without spear points; this sticks to the figures well using superglue. There's an odd florist wire one here and there but it was too thick and murder to get to stick because of the plastic coating, scraping it off helped but repeatedly, no thanks. Most are 1.00mm plastic rod, sticks well using polystyrene cement (a thickish one), spear points are easy, squeeze rod with flat jaw pliers and trim to desired shape with fine scissors. Buying ready-made ones is easier but frequent impalement from other pike figures sent me in the plastic direction.

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