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    Geof Downton
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    The latest building for my 15mm Biblical settlement – a temple based on the one excavated at Arad.

    Although ostensibly a temple to YHWH, the god of the Hebrews, it has two massebot (standing stones) in the holy of holies, thought to represent male and female deities. The two incense altars are of particular interest. On both were found residue from the burning of ‘incense’. On one frankincense, and on the other hashish. My building has no windows for a reason…

    The enclosed courtyard includes an altar of burnt offering…

    …and to one side is a market. Eventually I’ll make some shelters/canopies for the traders.

    It is entirely scratch built from 2mm mdf on a base from Sarissa Precision. Multi coloured sand on base is from the Negev Desert via eBay.

    Priests lightly converted from Xyston Maccabean rabbis. Other figures are from various places, including Museum, Blue Moon and Forged in Battle. The geese are from Minibits.

    Jars and baskets are from Baueda and Crom’s Anvil or made from beads and jump rings.

    The beacon on the roof is made from metal button and acrylic bases, but really it’s a handle with which to lift of the roof.

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

    #147121
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Yay, I do like seeing your stuff!

    #147122
    Tim
    Participant

    That’s a great model, properly inspiring!

    #147123
    Steve Johnson
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    Lovely work and a nice bit of history too.

    #147124
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Wonderful work.

    #147125
    Mike
    Keymaster

    That’s a great model, properly inspiring!

    He has done quite a few, may be worth checking out his posts?

    https://www.thewargameswebsite.com/forums/users/geof-d/topics/

    #147126
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    Thank you, you are all very kind!

     

    He has done quite a few, may be worth checking out his posts?

     

    …or if it’s only the Biblical stuff you’re interested in,  my (infrequent) blog: biblicalwargaming.com

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

    #147127
    Tim
    Participant

    An apiary! And that souk! I won’t comment on each invidually, but between your blog and threads Geof, you’ve some fantastic stuff, my evenings browsing sorted

    #147153
    zippyfusenet
    Participant

    What an excellent model of a fascinating and significant archaeological site. Bravo.

    If I may…you might include in the scene some families come from the countryside with livestock to make a sacrifice, and some other families camped, making a feast from the sacrificed animal.

    You'll shoot your eye out, kid!

    #147154
    Geof Downton
    Participant

    other families camped, making a feast…

    Oh no! – now you’ve set me off thinking about stoned Hebrews with the munchies, sitting around the camp fire at a seasonal music festival…

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

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