Thursday, 14 January 2010

Bring out yer Dead!

I've started work on the casualty figures for the Zama game.  I'm going to paint the elephants (except for the ones I've sent to friends to paint), and later, when I have enough of the infantry casualties prepped, I'll send them to Greg to paint.

Each elephant will be a bit different; the first has a victorious Aventine Italian on it:




The second is really gutted..
Below are two from Gripping Beast.


...and here are the first (of many) infantry casualties, mostly Etruscans kindly donated by Keith at Aventine, and lightly converted.

The first dead elephants (but not the GB ones) are available from Aventine, and profits will be donated to "Help for Heroes":

http://www.aventineminiatures.co.uk/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=128&osCsid=f598b15086bef29d4dd842caabf32a84


19 comments:

Dogui said...

Amazing stuff, as usual.

BigRedBat said...

Thanks! I need the weather to let up so that I can prime them.

Simon

Dr Simon said...

Very nice - if we can locate some genereic dead then i'll chip in and do some casualty bases for the game too...

Donogh said...

Fantastic work on those guts!
Interesting to see it alongside the Italian, as it would appear to be scaled to be a genuine forest elephant and not the Indian/African Plains-sized ones you usually get.

BigRedBat said...

He is indeed a puny little Forest elephant! Now we need someone to make a puny little live one.

ArmChairGeneral said...

wow all these casualty markers. Are you expecting a victory? :)

BigRedBat said...

Hi ACG, I'm mostly expecting a lot of bloodshed...

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Epic

Keep it up :)

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

That gutted elephant is truly gruesome! Well done!

BigRedBat said...

AJ, sadly I must confess that I have already researched the colour of elephant intestines.

Caliban said...

Hi Simon, you're pulling way ahead of our lot! Very nice work.

Paul

BigRedBat said...

Hi Paul, well we are still 240 legioanries short (let alone the boards and other stuff); there is no room for complacency!

Giles said...

These are well excellent. I'm looking forwward to seeing them all painted up.

Best wishes

Giles

Secundus said...

"And I thought they smelt bad on the outside!". I hope you got your gloss varnish ready for all those glistening entrails. Very well done as ever, I look forward to seeing them in action.

BigRedBat said...

Hi Secundus; can a corpse be "in action"? ;-)

Consul said...

Zombie elephants?

BigRedBat said...

They are more dead than undead, Consul. :-)

I should suggest a range of undead elephants to Aventine, they seem to have most other elephants covered.

Docsmith said...

Dead elephants and elephant guts.

Nice.

Should stick a few arrows in 'em like those dead Mumaks in LOTR.

Even nicer.

Great blog BTW.

Cheers,
Doc
http://docsartofwar.blogspot.com/

BigRedBat said...

Thanks Doc! I am indeed planning to have them pincushioned with arrows and spears...