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  • #39991
    Stroezie
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    I came accros this little 6mm Greek fantasy line from Rapier Miniatures a little while ago and decided to order some to check them out.

    I LOVE THEM!!!

    The casts are nice and crisp with almost no cleanup necessary, lots of nice detail and easy to paint.

    I bought a pack each of armoured hoplites, chimeras, hydras, gryphons and harpies.

    Here’s what I’ve painted so far

    Rapier miniatures is moving and has closed their shop temporarily, once it opens again I’ll be ordering the rest of the range.

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    #39992
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Nice paint jobs!

    #39994
    Fredd Bloggs
    Participant

    Thank you, we are very proud of them.

     

    Drop me an email of what you want and I can sort, what we didn’t want was a stack of 30 orders and moving men putting the stock all over the place.

    #40001
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Wow, cool!

    I’ll get right on it!

    Meanwhile…

    I’ve ordered the Typhon rules and I managed to finish some more figures.

    I decided to paint the second Hydra red/orange to use as a fire breathing version.
    here it is beside to first one I did.

    The harpies have also all been painted and can bee seen here attacking the last two of the fully armored Greeks( previously finished models to the rescue 😉

    I’ve also started painting the second Chimera but, as it will look almost exactly like the other one, I won’t be posting any seperate pics of it.

    Also, I accidentally ordered two packs of chimera’s, I think I may just try my hand at converting one to a manticore. If I manage to pull it of I’ll post pictures of that.
    Thats it for now until I recieve my next order from Rapier miniatures.

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    #40012
    cmnash
    Participant

    I’ve been very tempted by these figures as well!  That is some very fine painting Stroezie

    In case you didn’t know, Baccus do 6mm hoplon transfers at the bottom of this page:

    https://www.baccus6mm.com/catalogue/ClassicalWarfare/Greeks/

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    #40017
    Piyan Glupak
    Participant

    Very nicely done.  You have done the right thing in painting the 6mm figures more brightly than you might with larger scales.

    #40019
    Ruarigh
    Participant

    Nice paint jobs there. I look forward to reading some battle reports too.

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    #40048
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Say hello to the manticore!

    Chopped of the lion, goat and dragon head, beheaded a 28mm Kahdoran winterguard and glued his head onto the chimera body

    Add some green stuff and watch it dry so I can paint 😉

    Here’s a shot with a painted original so you can compare

    Hopefully I will be able to get some paint on it tomorrow.

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    #40078
    Stroezie
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    Well, here he is with some paint on him, I also added a little clue about the next monster I’m going to paint…

    Can’t wait till my next order from Rapier minis arrives, meanwhile here’s a picture of all the figures so far.

    Total cost so far £9.50GBP, god I love 6mm :-))

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    #40244
    Stroezie
    Participant

    So as I’m waiting for the rules and the rest of the minis to arrive I decided to see if I couldn’t quickly knock together some terrain.

    Here’s the first building, a generic greek looking temple, still a bit rough around the edges but it should do me for the first few test games at least.

     

    The roof and walls lift away so the figures can move inside too.
    I won’t be doing this for any of the smaller buildings but I like my larger buildings to be a bit more than just big blocks of impassible terrain.

    Next will probably be 5 or 6 small simple rectangular houses to beef up the town.

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    #40246
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    ooooh could be tempted to a song of blades mini campaign!

    #40349
    Stroezie
    Participant

    I could’t resist making another temple.
    This one is more of a shrine, I imagine it atop a lonely wind swept cliff where our heros have sought refuge from their persuit, but who does this temple belong to…

     

    I’ve also recieved my copy of the Alternative Armies Typhon rules.
    Reading through them now, hope to get in my first test game somewhere next week.

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    #40355
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    aaaarrrrgh I can feel my fantasy roots calling me….

     

    #40369
    Piyan Glupak
    Participant

    Have to say that I am really impressed with the pictures on this thread.  I like 6mm (my first armies were Baccus Covenanter and Montrose’s Great Rebellion armies), and also like to dabble in fantasy.   I tend to do a bit of figure painting during the summer.  I already intend to get a Hittite army from Rapier this year.  Some of the Rapier Greek  myth stuff would look very good for my HotT 6mm armies.

    #40425
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Thanks for the positive comments.
    I can’t reccomend these figures enough, full of charracter and really crisp and clean casts.
    I’d love to see some pics of your HotT armies when they are finished.

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    #40426
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    I heard that they may be a touch bigger than 6mm, I know mine are, what size are they actually?

    #40429
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Picture > 1000 words

    here you go.

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    #40430
    Angel Barracks
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    #40431
    Stroezie
    Participant

    After I get through with Typhon i might try to cross this with your fantasy airship droptrooper knights idea for something like this

    http://www.hellasrpg.com/

    If this doesn’t tick all my boxes I don’t know what does. Ancient Greek space opera, whats not to like?

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    #43202
    6mmwargaming
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    Great stuff. Check out Irregular as well for some suitable fantasy pieces and Microworld Games have nice Centaurs.

    And Irregular make some great buildings. I used their Greek city set a few years ago here

    http://6mm.wargaming.info/page301.shtmla

    and finsihed here http://6mm.wargaming.info/page302.shtml

    #45770
    Stroezie
    Participant

    Some more Greek myth figures came up in my painting cue so I thought I’d share them with you

    Some sea people raiders and their Cyclopskin artillary

    And a Medusa with her giant pets and some victims

     

    Also did some baby giant scorpions (still have to paint mom and dad)

    I still have some more sea raider peltasts to do and then it’s on to minotaurs and centaurs. Hopefully by the end of the week.

    Cheers,
    Stroezie.

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    #45817
    Stroezie
    Participant

    I had some more spare time today so now I have some more painted miniatures

    First mommy (or daddy?) giant scorpion

    And then ,my favourite evil minions, the minotaurs

    Unarmored sword fighters

    And bronze armoured hoplites

    I really like the minotaur figures, lots of nice details yet still realy easy to paint.

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    #45818
    Fredd Bloggs
    Participant

    You do our figures proud.

     

    Next up will be Scorpionmen.

    #45826
    Alexander Wasberg
    Participant

    It’s an impressive line-up of warriors and monsters you’ve assembled. The manticore conversion was a real treat 🙂

    #45841
    Stroezie
    Participant

    @ Fredd Bloggs
    Thanks, I really can’t say enough good things about these minis,they really are a joy to work with.
    I was actually thinking of ordering some more scorpions to try and convert to a manscorpion but now I guess I’ll just have to keep an eye on your site.

    @Alexander Wasberg
    I really enjoyed doing the manticore conversion, I was going to do a scorpionman next but, see above 

    So now I think I’m going to try converting one of my spare gryphons into a sphinks.

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    #67123
    Stroezie
    Participant

    As I’ve been having some vague and nebulous ideas of using these figures for a Greek myth fantasy pocket/hero/warhammer quest mash up, I’ve decided to reload all the pictures in this thread as they had been thouroughly trashed by the recent Photobucket debacle.

    I havn’t decided yet if I’m going to continue posting in this thread or start a new one in the fantasy section and just put a link through to here ( and maybe one back from here to there?), we’ll see.

    I did notice though that I never put up a pic of those sea people peltasts I mentioned a few posts earlier so here you go..

    Cheers,

    Stroezie.

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