Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Early Carthaginian Chariots

 












Here's an Early Carthaginian chariot I've just finished painting and two others I painted about four years ago. The first is by Agema Miniatures and the other two are Newline Designs. I stuffed up when assembling the Agema chariot and crew. While I looked at the painted version on the website, I failed to notice that the spearmen with the shield was on the left side of the chariot with his shield hanging on the outside. 

Luckily I had a Newline crew figure that fitted in the remaining space (I still have two more of these to paint), so all was not lost! The Agema chariot is a nice mdf kit. Incidentally if you're drilling holes for the crews' feet in to the floor of the chariot, make sure you use a mask and do it outside. The horses and crew are nice figures but pinning two weapon hands was very time consuming and fiddly - give me plastics any day!









16 comments:

  1. Oh, these chariots are mighty fine, Mike!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, the Newline ones are the easiest to assemble and paint.

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  2. Like them...and the back drop to them magnificent.

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    1. Thanks, the back drop photo was taken from the theatre at Epidaurus in Greece.

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  3. Excellent looking chariots.
    I'll wager five sestersii on the one with the white horses. Droll, I know, sorry!
    Regards, James

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  4. Splendid looking chariots, lovely work!
    Best Iain

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  5. Fantastic work on the chariots - dont worry about the minor faux pas on the first one, it still looks outstanding

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    1. Thanks it turned out OK in end but it was annoying to over look the positioning of the crew.

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