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  • #87709

    Alan Hamilton
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    Jason (Foundry and a Plastic one) with his crew.  A few more will be added later as they are a bit short of missile troops.

    And in the bottom of a box was a resin hull base that I bought many years ago in a bargain bin of miscasts which with some card, paper, dowel, tinfoil and a Greek or Roman figure found in a charity shop became the “Argo”

    Fully Crewed the Argo has taken down its mast and sail ready for action.

    The stern with the statue of Hera and two plastic Greeks converted to make Ancaeus (axe) and Poeas (Champion Archer)

    And, of course, The Golden Fleece

    #87711

    Etranger
    Participant

    Nice!

    #87713
    kyoteblue
    kyoteblue
    Participant

    Very cool.

    #87716

    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    They look very nice. Do you have some mythological beasties to go up against them?

    #87722
    Rod Robertson
    Rod Robertson
    Participant

    Very nice. Now it’s off to Colchis with you to get that coveted fleece!

    Cheers.

    Rod Robertson

    #87819
    OldBen1
    OldBen1
    Participant

    Wow, those are awesome.

    #87827

    Alan Hamilton
    Participant

    They look very nice. Do you have some mythological beasties to go up against them?

    Yes, the first are in the “RAF 100 – Greek Mythology” post.  There are more on the way.

    #87829

    Alan Hamilton
    Participant

    Very nice. Now it’s off to Colchis with you to get that coveted fleece! Cheers. Rod Robertson

    King Aetees, his soldiers, Medea, some civilians and priestesses are undercoated.

    #87844

    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    Yes, the first are in the “RAF 100 – Greek Mythology” post. There are more on the way.

    Ah, so they are. Sorry, I hadn’t noticed you were the poster of both topics! So much for thinking there was a small revolution in mythological wargaming!

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    #87846
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    So much for thinking there was a small revolution in mythological

    Maybe there should be!

    #87869

    Don’t forget one of these!

    #87882
    OldBen1
    OldBen1
    Participant

    Nice clamshell.

    Sorry I couldn’t resist.

    #87959

    No problem — although, if I were actually down there, seeing it from that angle, I doubt that would be the first thought that occurred to me!

    #88547
    Howard Whitehouse
    Howard Whitehouse
    Participant

    Great stuff!

    I do all my own stunts.

    #89169
    Catullus
    Catullus
    Participant

    So much for thinking there was a small revolution in mythological

    Maybe there should be!

    Maybe there is! I’ve been working on something similar.

    That boat and the sail look great. I shall be watching your work with interest.

    #89186
    Ochoin
    Ochoin
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    A very appealing subject & treatment. It’s a family joke that when I was a wee’un, my dad would tell me tales of Greek mythology & I thought Jason was bedevilled with parasites (“Jason & the Golden Fleas”).

     

    donald

    #89572

    Alan Hamilton
    Participant

    The main enemy force is that of Aetees, King of Colchis and his forces. I looked at the Foundry figures but I really wanted a more diverse force than was on otther there. I have no idea what the historical inhabitants of Colchis looked like and so looked for figures that would look a bit like those in the classic film. First I looked in my Lead Mountain and then I looked online and settled of Warlord Games range of Achaemenid Persians backed by some Black Tree Design figures.

    Here, from left to right are some of the main characters for our games:

    King Aetees, Priestess of Hecate, Medusa (one of many guises I have), Medea as High Priestess of Hecate, two of the king’s servants.

    The Green Regiment – Based on the warriors in the Film.


    The Blue Regiment


    The Archers led by a Ral Partha amazon now re-roled as one of the Princesses


    the Hydra (one of two that I have)


    Children of the Hydra

    #89584

    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    This is such a fun thread. I think they all turned out very well – the Near-Eastern/Persian vibe for Colchis definitely feels right (though like you, this may only be the film talking!). Do you remember who makes the figure of Aetees himself? Seeing these makes me want to watch some Harryhausen…

    #89590
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Seeing these makes me want to watch some Harryhausen…

    Me too, some very inspiring models there!

    #89593
    OldBen1
    OldBen1
    Participant

    Cool Hydra

    #89595

    Alan Hamilton
    Participant

    Do you remember who makes the figure of Aetees himself? Seeing these makes me want to watch some Harryhausen…

    He is from Warlord Games – Achaemenip Persian King’s Chariot.  The nice people there sold me the crew separately.

    Warlord – Persian King’s Chariot

    The king is on the right

    #89598

    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    Ah, so he is! Thank you! (Juices flowing…)

    #93850

    Alan Hamilton
    Participant

    The Centaurs appear in many stories and these come from a wide variety of sources.

    Centaurs

    The unicorn (Reaper Bones)

    The Brass or Bronze Bull (Reaper Bones)

    Lamiae

    The Gorgons

    Petrified victims

    Inspired by Harryhausen – a statue picked up on holiday in India and an animated version.

    Another statue that I have had for years (right) and another bought on ebay as the animated version.

    A couple of Greek animated statues – Artemis

    Athena

    This might be Sekhmet?

    To add some extra excitement and perhaps to impede the players we have added some civilians and other folk to our collection.  The models come from a wide variety of manufacturers and some are repaints of old figures so that they fit in with the rest of the collection.

    Ladies first – the servants, slaves and some warrior types (there are some very old figures in this lot).

    Townsmen, servants and slaves.  Most of them are Black Tree figures.

    The upper and middle class as well as a priestess or two.  Not sure where the priestess on the left came from.

    A variety of adults and children some are relatively new though there are some vintage Minifigs, Garrison, Asgard, Citadel and Rose (probably others too).

    Priests, Priestesses and Sooth Sayers

    #93856
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Lots of cool stuff in there, not sure what I prefer, the Bronze Bull or the multi-armed goddess monster.
    Was that from the Sinbad with Tom Baker?

    #93857

    Alan Hamilton
    Participant

    That’s the one – Golden Voyage of Sinbad – Tom Baker and Caroline Munro

    #93859

    Alan Hamilton
    Participant

    I did these to celebrate the Centenary of the RAF and they posted elsewhere and included here for completeness.

    The Pegasi – by Casting Room Miniatures

    The Harpies from a variety of manufacturers.

    Other creatures – various manufacturers and I have no idea what the three-headed creature is but it looks mythological.

    Birdmen

    Flying Skirmishers – Garrison

    Flying Hoplites and a Peltast

    #93868
    Alex Bates
    Alex Bates
    Participant

    This is a great thread – such a cool collection!

    It was a nice surprise seeing my Snake Priestesses in the mix, too!  Lots of great figures here.

    Where does the centaur with the horned helmet and the sword come from?  I recognize that figure, but I can’t place where I know it from.

    I never know what to say in these signature blocks. Check out my Lost World Miniatures on Facebook - www.facebook.com/ForgeofIce

    #93882

    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    More lovely work! Love it.

    #93895

    Alan Hamilton
    Participant

    This is a great thread – such a cool collection! It was a nice surprise seeing my Snake Priestesses in the mix, too! Lots of great figures here. Where does the centaur with the horned helmet and the sword come from? I recognize that figure, but I can’t place where I know it from.

    The snake priestesses just seemed so right to fit into the role of Priestesses of Hecate.  And they are very nice figures.

    I cannot remember where the armoured Centaur came from it was bought about 25 years ago so possibly Asgard or Amazon Miniatures?

    #93922
    OldBen1
    OldBen1
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    Amazing!  So many adventure ideas there.  Great work.

    #98799

    Alan Hamilton
    Participant

    I have not had much time for wargaming these past few months. My mother is very ill and cannot be left alone so I can only get some painting done every now and then. Anyway these figures are mainly from the stash. Some of them have entirely new paint jobs and a few are repaints of really old figures.

    On his travels Jason encounters Queen Hypsipyle on the Isle of Lemnos so it was quite logical to include some female warriors in the collection. Searching the old boxes I came up with a chariot, a box of plastic amazons and quite a few Garrison and little Minot amazons that will become young girls as peltasts. A trade on a forum brought in some lightly dressed female hoplites. I have a lot more than intended!
    The Chariot had a crew of two amazons so the Officer became the General of the Amazon army.
    Amazon Chariot

    These lightly dressed amazons came from a trade on the internet. All are clothed in a sort of sideless tunic, helmet, shield and spear.

    Some of the plastic Hoplites bought at Carronade flea market (I think) many years ago.

    The figures could be made up armed with spears, swords, bows, slings or javelins. So these became peltast types.

    These are really old Garrison figures. I am not too happy with the paint job but they will do just now.

    And a few officers from Minifigs, Garrison and I think the priestess type is an old Citadel figure.

    #98801
    Mike
    Mike
    Keymaster

    Very cool, I was going to watch Sinbad last night, but did not, but I think I will now, having watched a Jason film the other night.
    Sorry to hear about home, drop me a mail if you want to chat/moan/shout.

    🙂

    #98901

    Alan Hamilton
    Participant

    Many thanks for the kind words, Mike.  I may just take you up on the offer of a chat some day.

    #104687

    Alan Hamilton
    Participant

    I have been dabbling on these for quite some time for my Greek myths collection and finished them last night.

    The god Pan was the god of wild places, Mountains, shepherds and their folk music, and companion of the satyrs and nymphs. He was also known as the god of fields, groves, wooded glens and often affiliated with sex and because of this, Pan was connected to fertility and the season of spring. The ancient Greeks also considered Pan to be the god of theatrical criticism. The word “panic” is derived from his name.

    I decided that this chap was an ideal leader for the Games Workshop beastmen and similar figures that I had bought many years ago when the kids were “into Warhammer”. The idea of “panic” was also to be incorporated into our rules.


    The god is represented by the big Black Tree Designs figure from their Doctor Who range and also a small fantasy figure. Another Doctor Who figure, Nimon, on the far right is a sort of human “priest”. The large one that I use for Pan in his terrifying appearance is (I think) out of production now. The foot troops are all Games Workshop variants of Beastmen and Ungor (or Gor?).


    A unit of spear armed satyrs form the basis of the “army” led by Panvryed at least they are when they are sober and not cavorting with the Maenads!


    Some archers and club armed satyrs led by Hawrnibeest make up the rest of the army.

    #105398

    Alan Hamilton
    Participant

    It is my turn to put on the club public participation game for 2019 and I have made a start on the new terrain items we need. The items are all easily made from inexpensive or free materials and can be used for other games as much as this one.

    The Angel Pool

    The base is a piece of picture mouting card that I got free from a picture framer. The paving stones are thin card from a cereal packet and the column was a broken wedding cake plaster decoration that was being thrown away. While the pool is a bit of silver paper edged with card. For painting I used a test pot of household emulsion stained with thinned gown brown acrylic. Doctor Who Magazine provided the angels, all are separate and I have enough to have them all complete but only 4 damaged ones. Once all was fry the pool was given a fairly thick layer of Elmer’s clear washable glue to get the “water effect”. The flowers are aquarium plants.

    Temple of the Horned God

    The idol I have had for years and painted it when I did my Conan Project. The base and all structures are polystyrene packing cut about a bit,

    I fitted it with a small battery candle just for fun

    The lair of the snakemen

    I was given a box of plastic snakemen and had a few useful bits in the useful stuff box ans made this lair. On the top is a resin snake pit and a metal snake topped pillar which has a naked female victim that can be attached for torture before being thrown into the snake pit or sacrifice unless, of course, the heroes rescue her.


    All of the interior parts of the lair are removable. The floor is thin card covered with some printed flooring. The cobra idol came from a stall on one our holidays to Egypt. Behind the snake/treasure pile I carved a tullel to allow a giant snake to enter/exit. The section on the right has stairs to an exit to the top and separates the main area from a side chamber which can be a prison, store or whatever is needed for the scenario. Or it can be left out entirely.

    The Pharaoh’s bathing pool

    Artists mounting card again is the base, some plaster “stones” glued around the edge and the inner base painted silver. Once the paint on the base and “stones” was dry a layer of Elmer’s clear washable glue was laid on top. If you use this then be aware that it gives a nice effect but takes a couple of days to dry. The pillar is resin that I have had for ages and mught be Scotia-Grendel. It is removable so I can use the pond with or without it.

    #105416
    Angel Barracks
    Angel Barracks
    Moderator

    Some nice touches there, where did you get the stones from?

    #105458

    Alan Hamilton
    Participant

    Some nice touches there, where did you get the stones from?

    They were left over from a plaster model of an Egyptian temple that came as separate bricks. I got them on ebay many years ago before postage made buying them uneconomical.  There used to be lots of them on ebay.

    #105466

    Gone Fishing
    Participant

    Looks like lots of fun!

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