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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

    There are 100 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who can work from incomplete data

    #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.

    There are 100 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who can work from incomplete data

    #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.

    The tree of Life is self pruning.

    #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

    Willyoupleasehelpmefixmykeyboard?Thespacebarisbroken!

    #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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    There are 100 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who can work from incomplete data

    #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 🙂

    There are 100 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who can work from incomplete data

    #51215
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Looks great !!

    #167916
    Mike
    Keymaster

    awww pics are dead.   🙁

    #167929
    Mike Headden
    Participant

    Ha, just posted a couple of pics of the city on your own 10mm town post.

    I moved to Imageshack from Photobucket, hence the dead links.

    The pictures of the city are at https://imageshack.com/a/Ao3X/1 now.

    Pictures of the non-military stuff are here https://imageshack.com/a/g18n7/1

    Naval stuff is here https://imageshack.com/a/E18n7/1

    And, finally, the military stuff is here https://imageshack.com/a/ZwSX/1

    There’s other wargames stuff in other folders too.

    There are 100 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who can work from incomplete data

    #167963
    6mmwargaming
    Participant

    Where are the boats and crew from?

    #167967
    Mike Headden
    Participant

    The reed transports are Museum Miniatures 15mm boats with crewman, mast and sail added.

    https://www.museumminiatures.co.uk/catalog/product/view/id/310/s/reed-boats/category/129/

    The flagship and the three other warships are Grumpy Miniatures 6mm boats. They don’t seem to be available anywhere. The flagship is a cossack chaika the others war canoes (I think). Masts and sails, slinger, flagship stern post (mini was damaged) and bow spearmen’s spears all added.

    Ancient & Modern Army Supplies have a reed boat in their 15mm Nabataean range that I plan to use as a larger transport (eventually!!).

    https://shop.ancient-modern.co.uk/nae01-reed-boat-441-p.asp

    https://shop.ancient-modern.co.uk/

    There are 100 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who can work from incomplete data

    #167974
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    Thanks for pointing me at the A&M boats, they’ll suit my Iron Age port very well!

    Your little city is fantastic.

    I  was particularly pleased to see Humbaba, I’ll have ensure Leviathan makes an appearance in my port.

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #167990
    Mike Headden
    Participant

    Thanks Geof, glad to help and Humbaba is definitely my favourite of the figures I’ve done. He started life as Microworld Games’ Great Dingonek.

    https://www.microworldgames.com/collections/6mm-fantasy/products/great-dingonek

     

    There are 100 types of people in the world, those who understand binary and those who can work from incomplete data

    #167991
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    I’m always happy to see a bit of mythology in ancient armies – I think the first example I came across, 40 odd years ago, was a Viking army with some of the berserkers represented by Ral Partha mid-transformation werewolves. It was in a competition against a Welsh army with shields in various rugby club colours…

    One who puts on his armour should not boast like one who takes it off.
    Ahab, King of Israel; 1 Kings 20:11

    #168011
    6mmwargaming
    Participant

    Thanks, I didn’t think to look at 15mm range for boats

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