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Friday, 17 June 2011

Sumerians

Here are a few photos of some Cutting Edge Miniatures Sumerians I painted earlier in the year. A  new but brilliant range of Biblical figures sculpted by Ebob. They are quite slight figures but incredibly detailed and mix really well with the Foundry biblical ranges. Cutting Edge are bringing out a complete biblical range and at the moment are doing Hittites with Egyptians to follow, see Cutting Edge Miniatures.

This unit are the Royal Guard of the Sumerian city of Lagash. Eannatum, was the king of Lagash and the victory stele, the Stele of Vultures c.2500-2400 B.C. now in the Louvre, depicts his conquests and is the oldest known historical document. I'm painting two Sumerian armies one is the army of  Lagash and the other is the army of Ur. The famous Standard of Ur now in the British museum, has a war panel which shows the appearance and equipment of the soldiers of Ur. A great yarn and interesting background material on this early period of Sumerian history can be found in the Epic of Gilgamesh.





I'm going to start adding posts with photos of interesting historical sites we visited in Italy, Greece and Egypt (like the one on Mycenae) as I think people may find this interesting, especially if they haven't had the chance to visit these places themselves...

10 comments:

  1. very nice minis. Your painting style really enhances them

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  2. Thanks sebastofig. If you're interested in biblical ranges Cutting Edge are definitely worth checking out!

    Cheers

    Mike

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  3. very very nice work the basing looks great and the paintings real nice

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  4. Thanks Galpy. Basing is is Pebeo sand mortar acrlic gel, painted dark sand and unbleached linen with Silflor tufts.

    Cheers

    Mike

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  5. Nice looking unit and I do like the Sumerians.

    Christopher

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  6. Thanks Christopher. The Sumerians are fun :).

    Cheers

    Mike

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  7. Beautiful and great painted unit! I also love your egyptian army. Looks phantastic!
    With best regards
    Wolfgang

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  8. looking great Mike,

    love the basing, do Eurekas or castaway match up with them?

    cheers
    matt

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  9. Thanks Wolgang, Matt and John! Matt the Cutting Edge figures are a bit slighter than Eureka and Castaway but I have them all mixed in units no worries.

    Cheers

    Mike

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