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  • #47850
    Mike Headden
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    In an effort to push myself into restarting my 6mm Sumerian armies and enemies project I thought I’d post some pictures of progress so far.

    I’m using a mix of manufacturers figures, mainly Rapier and Baccus with some Perfect Six stuff as well.

    Scenery is a mix of scratch built, Leven (lots of their stuff), Hovels and Baggage Train.

    I did some unit test pieces a while back – all Sumerian, though I intend to do figures to represent Amorites, Gutians, Old Kingdom Egyptians and Melukkans eventually. Got sidetracked into other things in Real Life(tm) and have lost momentum.

    Scratch built city

    GISH.GIGIR chariots, or perhaps more properly donkey carts!

    An attempt at a Sumerian warship

    Lots more pictures here for those interested.
    My Photobucket album for the project – King of Kish

    • This topic was modified 4 years, 6 months ago by Mike Headden.

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    #47852
    Mike
    Keymaster

    That city is well cool, I see it is modular so you can make it bigger.

    😀

    #47855
    General Slade
    Participant

    Two lots of Sumerian Battlecarts in a week!  The Wargames Website is finally taking off.! Love them donkey carts.

    Mike I love your stuff. The city looks really cool. You seem a bit apologetic about your warship but I think it looks great.  What is the technique for the water effect?

    #47857
    Mike Headden
    Participant

    Thanks, folks, for the kind comments.

    The modular approach to the city is so I can do larger or smaller settlements. The four corner modules can be combined to create a large fort, for example.

    I already have one more centre section so just need a couple of wall sections to expand the thing. At the moment swapping the centre module makes it a different city.

    There are various “under construction” pics in the Photobucket folder showing how the wall sections in particular were created.

    Next up for city building is a harbour area, or possibly a trade outpost.

    As to the ship, I like it but I’m not sure it’s very Sumerian! At least the crew are paddling, not rowing like the crew of the flagship I’ve made. There are pictures of the flagship and some reed transports on the Photobucket site too.

    The water effect is just flexible filler, shaped with a steel sculpting tool, painted dark blue, heavily drybrushed with a lighter blue, lightly drybrushed with turquoise and finally the wave crests picked out in white, matt varnish for the whole thing then a coat of gloss varnish for copper helmets, bronze spear points and the water. Takes longer to describe than the water did to paint.

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    #47859
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant

    Those are beautiful 

     

    #47861
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Very cool.

    #47870
    McKinstry
    Participant

    Nice! As a 6mm junky I’d never really looked at anything older than Alexander but these are so interesting, I’m having a rethink.

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    #47882
    Shaun Travers
    Participant

    That city is very cool.  I love it!

    #47913
    General Slade
    Participant

    The water effect is just flexible filler, shaped with a steel sculpting tool, painted dark blue, heavily drybrushed with a lighter blue, lightly drybrushed with turquoise and finally the wave crests picked out in white, matt varnish for the whole thing then a coat of gloss varnish for copper helmets, bronze spear points and the water. Takes longer to describe than the water did to paint.

    Thanks Mike,

    It looks really good.  It gives the water a really nice glassy effect.

    #47931
    Nic Wright
    Participant

    That is some superb stuff. Keep it up!

    Sumerian chariot from 'Faustus Furius'

    http://irregularwars.blogspot.co.uk/

    #47951
    malc johnston
    Participant

    I could never paint them, you did a good job though, well done

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    #49422
    Mike Headden
    Participant

    Well, slow progress to be sure but completed a little scenic item just to keep the project moving.

    It’s a camp for the (yet to be painted) Amorites (MAR.TU or Ammurru).

    A Perfect Six child herds Perfect Six sheep with the aid of an Onslaught Miniatures mercenary warhound, watched by a Baccus Amazon archer (minus her bow) in front of scratch built tents and a pair of storage jars made from glow in the dark fishing lures!

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    #49423
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Nice work. I use beads as storage jars, urns and plant pots. Great minds eh…

    #49425
    Victoria Dickson
    Participant
    #51156
    Alex Bates
    Participant

    That city is great.  I haven’t done any 6mm stuff since Inferno – but this all looks excellent.

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    #51208
    Mike Headden
    Participant

    Thanks Alex!

    A shot of one of my beta test games (with all of the empty bases with nothing but dice on them carefully out of sight still!) to show I am still doing things with it 🙂

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 4 months ago by Mike Headden.

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    #51215
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Looks great !!

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