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Wednesday, 2 May 2012

David and Goliath


Castaway Arts Goliath


King James version of the Bible - 1 Sam.17

[4] And there went out a champion out of the camp of the Philistines, named Goliath, of Gath, whose height was six cubits and a span.
[5] And he had an helmet of brass upon his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail; and the weight of the coat was five thousand shekels of brass.
[6] And he had greaves of brass upon his legs, and a target of brass between his shoulders.
[7] And the staff of his spear was like a weaver's beam; and his spear's head weighed six hundred shekels of iron: and one bearing a shield went before him.
[8] And he stood and cried unto the armies of Israel, and said unto them, Why are ye come out to set your battle in array? am not I a Philistine, and ye servants to Saul? choose you a man for you, and let him come down to me.
[9] If he be able to fight with me, and to kill me, then will we be your servants: but if I prevail against him, and kill him, then shall ye be our servants, and serve us.
[10] And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.



Castaway Arts David


[48] And it came to pass, when the Philistine arose, and came and drew nigh to meet David, that David hasted, and ran toward the army to meet the Philistine.
[49] And David put his hand in his bag, and took thence a stone, and slang it, and smote the Philistine in his forehead, that the stone sunk into his forehead; and he fell upon his face to the earth.
[50] So David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and with a stone, and smote the Philistine, and slew him; but there was no sword in the hand of David.





7 comments:

  1. Cool figures and excellent painting.

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  2. Thanks Roger, they're the only painted figures in my Israelite and Philistines armies so far!

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  3. How tall is that Goliath model????

    Great painting and basing!

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  4. Lovely painting and figures. You don't get anymore historical than this.

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  5. Thanks kingsleypark and Silver Whistle, the Goliath figure is about 37mm tall. The Castaway Arts website seems to be down at the moment but they have some great Biblical and Colonial ranges.

    Mike

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    1. Well you wont be surprised to hear that I love it. Love the all the text too. very Biblical!
      The Goliath model looks great and very nicely painted. Certainly one of the gems from Castaway Arts.

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    2. Thanks Colin, Castaway do indeed have some great figures in their Biblical ranges. Next post has photos of my Hittites.

      Mike

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