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Upgrading my Ancient Greeks

Posted by Fire at Will on 31 Jul 2020, 07:39

So here are my first units of upgraded Ancient Greeks, These are my old Rospak hard plastic Greeks with a only two poses.
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The changes are new bases, shield decals replaced and half the psiloi had their phrygian caps sanded down so they were bare headed.
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For comparison here are old and new. You can see why I felt the need to change.
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Posted by Ben90 on 31 Jul 2020, 10:13

Massive improvement. Cool stuff :thumbup: 8)
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Posted by Harry Faversham on 31 Jul 2020, 11:16

I've always liked the look of Greek Hoplites...
those look splendid.

:yeah:
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Posted by pappola on 31 Jul 2020, 12:16

beautifull units and the new bases bring a touch of reality.
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 31 Jul 2020, 13:46

Yes, that's a great improvement! I much prefer the mixed painting and new bases.
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Posted by Peter on 12 Aug 2020, 13:12

What a difference! Fantastic restauration! ;-) :thumbup:

Are you planning to do the others to?
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Posted by Fire at Will on 12 Aug 2020, 20:34

Peter wrote:What a difference! Fantastic restauration! ;-) :thumbup:

Are you planning to do the others to?


Yes, more on the workbench now
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Posted by Fire at Will on 17 Aug 2020, 14:41

More Greeks upgraded
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Plenty more still to do
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Posted by Peter on 17 Aug 2020, 14:56

Wonderfull! What a difference! :thumbup: :thumbup:
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Posted by Fire at Will on 08 Sep 2020, 07:57

Yet more upgraded, a large batch this time, three units of hoplites, two of peltasts and one psiloi
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The hoplites
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The peltasts, I tried to add more variety to these, once I found the old Rospaks spare part in my "bits box"
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An in-progress picture of the changes to the peltasts, the original is on the left.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 08 Sep 2020, 14:44

They certainly look confident behind those Flashy shields Will, :thumbup: well done.

:shock: :drool: :-D :mrgreen: ;-) :eh: From Norfolk the land of the Iceni
i Just had an odd thought to put these smillies upon the shields too. BB
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Posted by Fire at Will on 08 Sep 2020, 20:07

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Nice idea, just a bit too late for this army :thumbup:
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Posted by OwenChpw on 10 Sep 2020, 04:14

Just ran into your blog, great painting and modelling, you have lovely collections!
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Posted by Fire at Will on 18 Sep 2020, 15:26

Yes, even more Greeks, this breaks the bulk of the rework/rebasing task
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Yet more hoplites, while basing the last batch I made an error and used 45mm deep bases (rather than my/WRG standard 40mm), but it worked so much better at protecting the spears so I have continued it.
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The cavalry, yet more arm swapping and the the figures on the right have a lot of their heads positioned to look where they are going.
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All that is left to do are the commanders and the units I somehow missed in listing my original army.
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Posted by Fire at Will on 23 Oct 2020, 13:09

The last of the hoplites are these Spartans and allies
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Posted by Fire at Will on 23 Oct 2020, 13:14

The last but hardest stage of rebasing my Greek army was the commanders and the remaining cavalry,
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A couple of the mounted commanders were old 25mm metal figures, and the other was a Rospak conversion. I gave each one a supporting infantryman, for the others I added some standard bearers from the last remaining hoplite figures. It's not clear if the ancient Greeks used Vexillia, but it looks much better. The Spartan commander was a Rospaks Roman centurion and his standard bearer was a odd Rospak phalangite that I found in a job-lot of figures.
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For the Thessalian cavalry I used some Rospaks that had been converted to Companions with tinfoil cloaks. I removed the cloaks, replaced a number of arms and repositioned the heads before adding new cloaks from greenstuff.
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So that's another project completed :yeah: :yeah: :yeah:
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Posted by Peter on 23 Oct 2020, 20:26

What a final result! Looks fantastic. :thumbup:

One request. A picture of the whole army! ;-)
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Posted by Fire at Will on 23 Oct 2020, 20:31

Peter wrote:What a final result! Looks fantastic. :thumbup:

One request. A picture of the whole army! ;-)


I thought the same, but I need the right weather, the last pictures were taken on a rainy day
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Posted by Ochoin on 23 Oct 2020, 20:51

OwenChpw wrote:Just ran into your blog, great painting and modelling, you have lovely collections!


One of my favourite blogs!

Great work with the Greeks.

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