Friday, 15 April 2011

Macedonian Phallanx (Hat)

Actually, more than one...more like a macedonian battle line with 3 Phallanx´s ( is that the correct term for more than one Phallanx!!?) On the first bunch I used decals from LBMS, the others got a "silver shield"  paint job...which looks very bronze like in the pics.
Every one of the 144 Sarrissas is 7.4cms long, cut from 0.5mm wire, dipped in wood glue to create a spearhead and then welded to the bod.
Hello to Matt from FilmMattic Blog. He reviews those classic films like The godfather and lawrence of Arabia. He´s also taking part in the A-Z challenge and I can´t wait to see what he´ll come up with for X and Z :-D

19 comments:

  1. Bloody lot of well painted troops in those phallanxes??, Matt should be fine with Xanadu and Zardoz.

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  2. Very impressive. The spears look great but I must say I'm very taken with the figures. I've really only seen (and painted) a few of the HAT Napoleonic figures - these are the first ancients and they look good!

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  3. Astonishing! Where do you find the time?

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  4. That's a wonder. Hard work in there, but the pay-off is clear. What a scene!

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  5. Great work Paul, you are a painting machine.

    I wanted to say thanks for the shout-out on Brit modeler. You are a prince among men.

    Cheers

    Will

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  6. Thanks :-D
    @Will....you deserve it mate...a bloody good reference site.
    Cheers
    paul

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  7. Truly awesome! All these soldiers painted beautifully.

    Cheers
    Carlo Antonio

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  8. Excellent Phalanx!-The pleural of Phalanx is Phalanxae,I think, though the Hellenes would have called any number of Phalanx elements a Phalanx!. The Macedonians called the individual elements of a Phalanx Taxeis.
    Ergo, if you call for a cab, dont be surprised if you end up on the end of a Sarissa!!!

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  9. That's really nice work Paul, my seniors are studying Alexander at the moment, very popular

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  10. So then it becomes a function of the figure to man ratio you're using at the time. For pluralization for the Hoi Polloi in popular blog usage I could accept the final -s, really.

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  11. Amazing work, and on what a scale!!!!!Lovin' it mate.

    Cheers Rich.

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  12. Great work Paul

    Your range of periods is well, something to work aspire to :)

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  13. Excellent phalangites Paul! The shields with LBMs look great.

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  14. Awesome forest of sarissas!
    Very good work indeed!

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  16. Great work Paul! The blue really stands out well!

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