Thursday, April 18, 2024

Minoan Bull-Leapers

 





Here is a set of Minoan Bull-Leapers that I've just painted. The figures are by Eureka Miniatures who have just released some great civilian additions to their Bronze Age Greeks range, which are very handy for camps, not just in the Bronze Age but much later as well. Below is the Fresco of the Bull-Leapers in the Herakleion Archaeological in Crete on which it was based. The fresco was originally in the eastern wing of the Palace at Knossos. The photo below that is of bronze spearheads and a boar tusk helmet in the Herakleion Archaeological Museum. In 2009 we went to Crete and visited a number of Minoan Palace sites, including Knossos, Phaistos and Agia Triada, as well as the Herakleion Archaeological Museum, all incredible!







16 comments:

  1. Having not seen these before, this is a great surprise. Super brushwork!

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, yes they’ve only just been released.

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  2. Ah, these are fantastic! I've always wanted some Minoan Bull Leapers in miniatures. I will have to check out Eureka's new releases.

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    1. Thanks Dean, they’re cracking figures, the link in the post will take you to their site.

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  3. What novel figures, they make a lovely little set, nice paint work on them, really very good indeed.

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  4. Oh wow! I love these figures and you've certainly painted them up very well too. If I'd have known they sold these I would have bought some at Salute last weekend.

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    1. Thanks Ray, they’re a lot of fun to paint.

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  5. Very unusual, but still very nice!

    Christopher

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  6. Damn you sir! Now I want to get some of these. Very cool and splendid paint work. Especially the beast!

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Thanks Kevin, they are cool, you will enjoy painting them!

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  7. What a brilliant set of figures!

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    1. Thanks Aaron, they’re fun to paint for sure.

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