Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Not my machomoi


These minis have been lent to me by Dr. Simon, and I'm using them, along with the 40 minis lent me by Wabby George, to close my "pike gap".   Totting up on my fingers, I reckon that, once I've finished painting a final half dozen minis,  I may even have more pike than I need!  

14 comments:

CelticCurmudgeon said...

Hi!
Just a word - you can never - I repeat NEVER - have enough pikes!
CC
A/K/A The Celtic Curmudgeon

Lee Hadley said...

They may not be yours but they do look spectacular. Painting lots of white like this can be difficult, but when done right it really stands out.

Prufrock said...

Too many pikes? Said with sarissa firmly in cheek, I'm sure ;-)

Great job again on this project, Simon; something about plans coming together...

BigRedBat said...

Yes it is all coming together, which is just as well as I only have 2 weeks to go...

An idea is also forming of what I might do next, with the pikes...

thehermit said...

i need to stop looking at your blog, it just wants me to buy ancients!!!!

Silver Whistle said...

An eye catching unit. It is hard to believe with your huge collection that you need to borrow extra pike.
Cheers,
Pat.

BigRedBat said...

Hi Pat, it's hard to believe that after 6 month's painting, I still have less than 1% of the number of pike men that Ptolemy had! The number of men at at that battle is hard to conceive, what must it have looked like...

Millsy said...

"I still have less than 1% of the number of pike men that Ptolemy had!"

No reason to stop any time soon then is there? ;-)

BigRedBat said...

I suppose that, if I was spared, another 49 years of painting at the rate of the last 6 months would give me Ptolemy's entire army at 1:1... but the gaming table would need to be around 75 metres wide.

A stretch goal! ;-)

TamsinP said...

75 foot wide table? And that's all that's stopping you? :p

You can never have too many pike in my opinion :)

BigRedBat said...

Hi Tamsin, 75 metres! :)

Would be such a sight...

Cheers, Simon

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Hmm....75 meters sounds reasonable so get cracking Simon!:-)

Christopher

lesfoudresdelaigle said...

Qu'elle armée, elle est superbe. Je suis régulièrement ton blog et j'apprécie beaucoup ta peinture. A bientôt Christian

BigRedBat said...

Merci beaucoup, Christian!

Simon