Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Not my Dumbos

A couple of my collaborators on the Zama project are painting up their dead nellies.

 
The above is Craig Davey's poor beast; I very much like the way he has positioned a wounded velite and a dead Carthaginian next to it.  Both poignant, and also has a sort of "yin and yang" symmetry.  Top stuff!

Greg Privat of Gloranthan Army is working on one, and has gone for a very grand approach indeed!  This link goes to his post; I'd strongly recommend having a look!   Greg has also started painting the last few Bruttians for the Carthaginian army, and some casualty figures.

I've got my last 2 on bases, and will start painting them shortly.

12 comments:

Phil B said...

Great vignette - but also poignant. The elephant looks like its sleeping...

BigRedBat said...

Thanks Phil!

Consul said...

Aww, he's a little baby elephant having a little sleep.

I love the ying and yang idea. I need some casualty figures to act as markers for those WAB units i've multi-based (if that's the term) for book keeping reasons.

I wish I had a need for a dead nellie..

BigRedBat said...

Everyone needs a dead nellie, Consul!

Consul said...

Is that a hint? ;)

I did actually order an elephant from 1st Corps on an impulse when I ordered my horse archers for use with my Macedonian/Successor army but it's got a Howdah so it may not fit. Plus it's an Indian elephant too.

Any paint recommendations for elephant colours?

BigRedBat said...

I’ve mixed brown and grey, and washed with dark brown. It’s worth having a good look at nellies on the internet… colours can vary by species, and according to how dusty they are (and what colour the dust is).

Consul said...

OK. I'll bare that in mind. The Roman army is starting to move along now so when I'm back at Easter i'll be making a start on my elephant and Macedonians!

Grégory Privat said...

very nice, I agree.

Grégory Privat said...

HEY ! WE ARE WRONG ! we must re-do everything !

http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/24/79524-050-120F1724.jpg

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Very nice. This is going to be one fantastic game. Wish I could be there.

Richard Lockwood said...

I cannot wait to see your game!

Of course, you are completely insane...

Richard

BigRedBat said...

Hi Richard, barking!