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Saturday, 26 October 2013

More Sumerians - Spearmen of Ur














Here are a few photos of another unit of Sumerian spearmen from the city of Ur. Figures are by Cutting Edge, Foundry and Castaway Arts. I have another unit of these, all Cutting Edge figures, on the painting table at the moment but also have a few other projects on the go. The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago has a website with a short gallery slideshow of the archaeological site of ancient Ur:









22 comments:

  1. Really impressive, I like your work on the clothes!
    Best,
    Phil.

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  2. Very nice! I also love those palms in the background, where did they come from, please?

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    1. Simon the palm trees are made by Fernvale Scenics, you might want to email them, they have a website but not many photos:

      http://www.fernvalescenics.com/shop/category/path/40/page/2

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    1. Thanks Moiterei, it takes ages to get in a game when you're painting both sides.

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  4. Lovely. I especially like the various hues on the studded cloaks - I know someone with a Sumerian army who will be very interested. Keep up the good work!

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  5. Thanks Paul, have you seen the Sumer2Sargon blog? Great painting of all Cutting Edge Sumerian armies.

    Mike

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  6. Yes, I've seen that one - desperately trying to resist them myself!

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  7. Great work, the bronze disked cloaks are very cool looking! This is an historical era I know little about so its a treat to see it come to life.

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  8. Thanks Monty, early Sumerian armies used copper and bronze as it became more widely used.

    Mike

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  9. Another fine unit Mike, your collection is certainly growing.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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    1. Thanks Pat, hopefully get a game in soon with my Sumerians...

      Mike

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  10. Thanks Christopher, only a dozen or so units to go!

    Mike

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  11. Thanks Iannick, hopefully have a game next weekend and will give the Sumerians a run.

    Mike

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  12. Again you have blended very well the various manufacturers. Looking good.

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  13. Thanks Colin, we've got a small game lined up this weekend so that should be fun. Have you heard when the Cutting Edge ranges will be available from Warlord Games?

    Mike

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  14. Not yet. A guess would be few weeks more.

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  15. Nice work on these, good texture on white is hard to pull off sometimes.

    FMB

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