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    madaxeman
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    With the Cyrus’ Mobile Tower having languished in the drawer since before Xmas last year, and with plenty of cavalry and ancilliary troops all done, finally the Early Persian army gets the core of it’s troops – the Immortals and Sparabara – ready for the imminent release of Version 4 of the L’Art de la Guerre Ancients rules !

    For these guys I have managed to fit between 12-14 figures on each 40x40mm ADLG infantry unit base, leaving a gap at the front as well so the rear ranks are really crowded with archers. I also followed up on my numerous “wallpaper” experiments with wallpapering the pavises of the Sparabara to make them more colourful and personalised – as usual just ssearching for “Persian Patterns” on Pinterest and Google

    My theory was that no-one really knows what they looked like, so why wouldn’t they go personalised on the designs?! From the rear you can really see how they have been crammed in, using a variety of the Museum poses and equipment sets too

    From the back you can see the real mix of Contrast and normal paints I used, as well as some of the very basic “spots and lines” patterns – with the figures this densely packed it is all about the mass effect, even though many of the patterns are not ones that would stand up to independent scrutiny!

    I wanted two bases to act as Immortals, and dithered about with how to represent them, finally chooing a unique, pointed-top spara and a common, ‘posh-looking’ design – after I stumbled on the design online. I also added the standard bearers and musicians to the bases to make them even more obvious from the back as well

    I think they fit quite nicely with the Pendraken Mobile Tower I finished before Christmas – also with “wallpaper”

    More photos online at https://madaxemandotcom.blogspot.com/2021/04/museum-z-sculpt-persian-sparabara-and.html

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    #154820
    kyoteblue
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    Those look great.

    #154825
    ian pillay
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    Amazing! Wall paper – now that’s a technique I have never hard of before for miniatures. The results are awesome.

    Tally-Ho!

    #154827
    madaxeman
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    Amazing! Wall paper – now that’s a technique I have never hard of before for miniatures. The results are awesome.

    I’ve done a few other things like this – anything with a flat surface and too much detail for me to paint really..

    I’m tempted to try and promote the idea more widely, and call it “2D Printing” – maybe it’ll take off!

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    #154833
    ian pillay
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    I’m tempted to try and promote the idea more widely, and call it “2D Printing” – maybe it’ll take off!

    Mmmmm, not sure the worlds ready for 2D printing 😉😂

    Tally-Ho!

    #154843
    madaxeman
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    I’m tempted to try and promote the idea more widely, and call it “2D Printing” – maybe it’ll take off!

    Mmmmm, not sure the worlds ready for 2D printing 😉😂

    Wargamers are notoriously resistent to change 🙂

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