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Posted by dykio on 11 Apr 2020, 14:57

hi fellowmembers,

some time ago i have painted the hat sumerians wich are not realy the best figures on the market but, and i realy dont know why, i personally like them a lot. So i just had to buy and paint them…
what is a bit of a shame is that these are made of that horrible bendable plastic. and as you can see a lot of the spears of the ur-sperman that were quite straight have bent in time …
But well enough said here are the pictures :

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hope you enjoy

laterrrrrrrr

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Posted by despertaferro on 11 Apr 2020, 18:43

Wonderful job...!

An army that I always wanted to do, but not enough different poses produced so far...
And yes, this soft plastic is the worst...

I hope you're all ok

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Posted by MABO on 11 Apr 2020, 19:14

I like the style of the figures as well! So I also like your army. The Sumerians looks really cool with their big shields and their war wagons. Do you plan to paint a counterpart as well?
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 11 Apr 2020, 21:33

Wonderful work! :yeah: :-D
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Posted by lobo on 11 Apr 2020, 21:55

fantastic¡¡
what a pleasure to see a completed army¡
i Like the homogeneus shade of the whole army´
Congratulations,
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Posted by C M Dodson on 12 Apr 2020, 07:52

Very nice indeed.

Not my period but they do look good.

Best wishes,

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Posted by Santi Pérez on 14 Apr 2020, 23:19

What a fantastic work, dykio! Not only the master paintjob on the figures but also the amazing terrain. :notworthy:

Best regards. :yeah:

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Posted by Graeme on 16 Apr 2020, 05:13

I also like this set but I'm not sure why. They have a sort of cute weirdness in their favour and I like the fact that they represent the very beginning of military history.

I've always seen the set as being quirky and fun but Your splendid painting has transformed them into a really formidable looking army. Very nicely done.
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Posted by Howlin on 15 Mar 2021, 11:13

I too have a set simply because they are so quirky and cool... I love the shield wall

I use a handful as a allied tribe to Persia with the shield wall and light spears for a defensive tactic.

does paint stay on these guys? I tend to use artist acrylic from tubes but maybe I should use something better.
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Posted by Peter on 18 Mar 2021, 15:46

When you degrease your figures with a soapbath I don't think you will have problems. ;-)
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 18 Mar 2021, 17:44

Fantastic work!! Massive army, like those chariots particularly. What have you used to make the reins?
I have some old (Celts) and upcoming chariots (Hittites) that may need such a touch
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Posted by dykio on 05 Apr 2021, 20:03

thanks for the compliments guys :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:

Howlin wrote:

does paint stay on these guys? I tend to use artist acrylic from tubes but maybe I should use something better

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Peter wrote:When you degrease your figures with a soapbath I don't think you will have problems. ;-)


Thats exactly what i always do. Just wash them with warm water and a little bit of soap. Then i base them with a cheap spray can and then i paint them with vallejo colours and finally i seal them with a matt spray varnish. so far i stays on ......

Mr. Andrea wrote:. What have you used to make the reins?


just some thin string that i soak in pva/water. when its getting harder i shape it in the form i want it and stick it to the fig with super glue. I must confess that it takes some patience but it look fine in the end .

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Posted by Chariobaude on 05 Apr 2021, 20:34

wonderfull army !!! What rule are you using with them ?
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Posted by Michael Robert on 06 Apr 2021, 13:27

Hello dykio,
they are very nice, these Sumerians. With whom will they fight and what will be the colours of the buttons of the 2nd and 3rd regiments?
Sincerely, great collection. One tiny little opinion - I find the grass too green (like flashy green) in your landscape. Doesn't fit so well with the arid rest and also the muted colours of the guys.
Greetings
Michael
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Posted by sansovino on 06 Apr 2021, 18:10

A wonderful army! Will we see their enemies too?
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Posted by OwenChpw on 08 Apr 2021, 02:21

Fantastic work! What a lovely army, would this be for DBA?
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Posted by Kekso on 10 Apr 2021, 19:20

Impressive army :shock:
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