Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Dead Nellie 1 Done

Here's the first dead nellie (I hope to paint 8 or so for our Zama game by April).  You may recall that I myself sculpted dead nellie, a recently deceased African Forest elephant, and Keith at Aventine very kindly cast it up for me.  The victorious Roman is also from Aventine. 


Shield design LBMS.


The arrows are plastic broom bristle, with the end crimped with pliers.  Very easy...


I'm very pleased with the way it came out.  It was a very simple paint job.  I have a second model almost completed, photo to follow tomorrow, I hope.

If you would like a dead nellie, youreself, Aventine are selling them and very kindly donating the profits to "Help for Heroes".

11 comments:

Consul said...

Didn't take much to bring that ellie down ;)

broeders said...

What scale are they? The sculpt is really good and it would suit our own Punic Wars battles (but we go for 10mm so I may need to butcher a small plastic elephant from my son's zoo collection instead).

Really enjoying the Zama build up and awaiting the outcome with interest - may set the standard for us to try with our armies (I've gor MRR, my mate has Carthaginians).

Finally - I used to live in Muswell Hill (Alma Road). Nice part of the city.

BigRedBat said...

Hi Consul, the fatal wound is underneath! ;-)

broeders, they are 28mm, roughly 40mm to the shoulder. Oliphant-sized in 10mm.

So you are an ex Muswell Hillbilly! We are near the golf course.

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Great work here. It must be very rewarding to complete the first one considering all the work that went into getting the original figure made. I like the arrows in the dead elephant. They're a nice touch.

broeders said...

Definitely too big for my tiny troops then!

BigRedBat said...

Most definitely!

Hi Alan, it is satisfying. I've cast miniatures before but never painted them up properly, like this one.

Secundus said...

Where the guts, I want the guts, show me the guts.

BigRedBat said...

I'm not going to show you the guts here in case anyone is squeamish. But I will email you the guts. :-)

Grégory Privat said...

Very nice.

Want me to publish the gutts on my blog ? I've published worse stuff in the past )

Secundus said...

Thanks for the guts! Me love the guts.

ZeroTwentythree said...

Looks great! And I agree with the other comments, the arrows are a nice touch.

I just hope that Roman gave the elephant a good kick before climbing up on him like that -- just to make 100% certain he was dead! ;)