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Posted by PhilC on 12 May 2015, 18:50

As a child, I loved to pick up books in my parent's library, and among my favorites were the Iliad and Odyssey, because I loved the old fashioned illustrations representing hoplites, especially their round shields (hoplôn in ancient greek) with mythological figures painted on.

The first 1/72 figures I was offered were the Ancient Greeks by Atlantic. At that time (I was ten), I decorated them with the pens issued with Playmobil colors :-D I will try to make some pictures one of these days...

Years (not to say decades) after that, I bought one box of hoplites by Zvezda and began to paint them with acrylics, then remembered how much I loved the Atlantic ones and decided to paint them the same standard.

Here are a few pictures of the result - what do you think of it ? Do the Atlantic figures bring you childhood memories ?

Phil

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Posted by santifernandez on 12 May 2015, 19:04

nice paint.......good job.
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Posted by Kekso on 12 May 2015, 19:15

Good work... some shields are amazing
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 12 May 2015, 21:46

Great! Nice stuff here. Keep going Phil! Bring back some ancients, we've seen too many nappies around lately :P :P :P
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Posted by Ben90 on 12 May 2015, 21:59

Mr. Andrea wrote:Great! Nice stuff here. Keep going Phil! Bring back some ancients, we've seen too many nappies around lately :P :P :P


Confirmed!

And I agree about the shields, especially the one with the dolphin.
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Posted by MABO on 13 May 2015, 08:53

Yes, it makes me think about painting some greeks after Waterloo... :-D
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Posted by Kekso on 13 May 2015, 09:22

MABO wrote:Yes, it makes me think about painting some greeks after Waterloo... :-D


Or Greeks AT Waterloo :-D :-D :-D
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 13 May 2015, 10:23

I will for sure painting some Greeks after Waterloo. I have two projects planned:
- DBA II/45c Spartacus army (I need some tough guy challenging my Republican Romans);
- DBA I/52e,f Early Hoplites (I am already foretasting the bliss to see colorful shields and spears lined up for battle)
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Posted by MABO on 13 May 2015, 10:27

Kekso wrote:
Or Greeks AT Waterloo :-D :-D :-D


Greeks are having problems with Brussels :-D
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Posted by Peter on 14 May 2015, 11:11

You have a great style of painting! Excellent work on the shields indeed! :thumbup:
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