Sunday 17 July 2011

40mm Amazon

The latest addition to my 40mm Ancient Greek/Greek Mythology Project is this 40mm Greek Amazon. The miniature is a two part casting (main body and left arm/shield) from the El Viejo Dragon or EVD range. For more details see this link

The miniature is 40mm tall and is mounted on to an old fashioned 1d coin (pre decimalisation) with the groundwork built up from Milliput and textured with some sieved sand.

Photo One - The finished miniature.

Photo Two - The bare mini is sculpted with loads of fine detail but is a little too thin or slight. I have therefore built up the arms legs and bottom with some acrylic modelling past (the sort that is used to thicken paint).

Photo Three - As above.

Photo Four - The finished miniature from a different angle and showing the hand-painted shield design which was inspired by an illustration in the Wargames Foundry Compendium.

Photo Five - As above.

This was an exercise in painting subtle flesh tones and one that I am not entirely satisfied with. I have a couple more similar figures that I will be painting soon.



JM said...

I really like the shield design. You did a great job on it.

Sire Godefroy said...

I think you did a good job on the flesh tone. Especially with female figures one of the hardest things to get right.
A pleasure to see other people getting involved in games inspired by Greek mythology. We did an Argonauts-themed participation game on a convention earlier this year (though in 28mm) and had quite a blast.
Will follow your progress with great interest.