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Ancient Atlantic Egyptians

Posted by Santi Pérez on 20 Sep 2017, 20:00

Due to the nostalgic success obtained with the post of my diorama including some old Atlantic figures, I post now some more figures from the same manufacturer, painted only a few years after the making of the diorama. ;-)

I hope to increase the good memories of all of you who owned and played with these figures many years ago, watching the following pictures. :-)

Firstly the figures in their original orange colour:

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And here all of them painted, front and back:

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To be continued... (in the next post detailed pictures of every figure).

Thanks for watching. :thumbup:

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Posted by Beano Boy on 20 Sep 2017, 22:08

O`,Yes please Sante, do continue down this ancient avenue of painting these early Atlantic figures.
It is certainly great to see them presented in this way. It is a real pleasure to view. BB
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 23 Sep 2017, 19:04

It's the time for some detailed pictures of these oldies and a new dose of nostalgia. ;-)

Don't forget that they are more than thirty years old. I painted them when I was a beginner in this hobby, so excuse the quality of the paint job.

These figures were originally intended to be the crew of an Egyptian ship for a huge diorama where they would fight a Roman trireme with Airfix and Atlantic Romans. I built both ships with toothpicks and painted also some Romans. However, some problems of space at home forced me to leave definitively the project. I made a naval battle in the terrace between both ships with painted and unpainted Romans as crew, and ships and crews were consumed by the fire. Unfortunately I didn't have a camera and couldn't take pictures of that epic battle. :(

Thankfully I could save and preserve up to today the painted Egyptians. :-)

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More to follow. Thank you, have a nice day.

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Posted by FredG on 23 Sep 2017, 19:27

I bet that'll show a bruise in the morning :shock:
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Posted by huib on 24 Sep 2017, 16:48

Lovely! How well do I remembers these figures from my childhood!
Good painting. Only the nipples might have been a bit more subtle! :mrgreen:
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 26 Sep 2017, 17:42

huib said: Only the nipples might have been a bit more subtle!


I agree totally, huib, but in those distant times my palette of colours was much more limited than today. ;-)

FredG said: I bet that'll show a bruise in the morning


Be sure, Fred. That's the reason of why I never bet...because I always lose. :(

Some more of these Atlantic oldies:

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In the next post the last batch of figures, plus two related bonuses. :winky:

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Posted by Beano Boy on 27 Sep 2017, 00:26

Yes i like them. :thumbup:
I look forward to seeing those bonuses Santi.
:winky: Perhaps a tiny quiver? BB
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 29 Sep 2017, 18:53

And these are the last Egyptians, together with the bonuses (I'm sorry, BB, none of them is a tiny quiver :P ).

Actually the bonuses are the rest of the figures from the other two Atlantic sets (At the Pharaoh's Court and Egyptian Cavalry/Chariots, all unpainted, I never had enough time to paint them :( ) and a painted sarcophagus with mummy inside.

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Don't forget that I painted all these figures approximately 35 years ago, when I had spent only a few years in the hobby. :oops:

Thank you for watching. I'm happy knowing that I've brought to some of you good memories from happy past times. :thumbup:

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Posted by Peter on 19 Dec 2017, 22:20

Even then you had a nice painting style! Like them, these old boys! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by Wiking on 19 Dec 2017, 22:42

I decrypt the red and black painted hieroglyphics at the sarcophagus.
It means:

No step. Do not touch. No Kinder Surprise.
I am older as Peter. Not suited for children under 14 years.
Made in China.

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Posted by Peter on 19 Dec 2017, 22:48

Wiking wrote:I am older as Peter.

I thought only Remco was older as me on this forum? Means you are 54 years old! :mrgreen:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 20 Dec 2017, 06:45

Really good to see some of your work from bygone days. BB
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Posted by Susofrick on 20 Dec 2017, 08:50

For me there are no childhood memories attached to these figures since I never bought them, nor even saw them. This is a first for me and I love it!

:shock: :shock: :shock: I thought noone could be older than Peter with all his monthly birthdays. Bah, you'll never know. :-D
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 20 Dec 2017, 21:11

Peter wrote:
"Even then you had a nice painting style! Like them, these old boys!"


Beano Boy wrote:
"Really good to see some of your work from bygone days."


Susofrick wrote:
"For me there are no childhood memories attached to these figures since I never bought them, nor even saw them. This is a first for me and I love it!"


Thank you, Peter, Beano Boy and Susofrick. From my younger times I have always tried to do everything the best I can, including of course my main hobby. I have dedicated so many attention to the small details that now I have my sight exhausted. :(

Wiking wrote:
"I decrypt the red and black painted hieroglyphics at the sarcophagus."


Good work, Wiking, you have won the prize! Which prize? Hum, I don't know, ask Peter, he's the oldest member in the forum, isn't he? :lol:

By the way, bear in mind that I'm 55. Any possibility to get the dubious honor of being among the oldest ones? :oops:

Best regards.

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