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Thursday, 21 April 2016

Hittites



Hittite army beneath Sarikale (Yellow Fortress) at Hatussa


Hittite infantry


Hittite spearmen/guards (4 x 3 Pk)


Anatolian spearmen (2 x 3 Ax)


Canaanite javelinmen and Hittite archers (1 Ps)


Hittite three crew chariots, including general (2 x HCh)


Hittite and Syrian two crew chariots (2 x LCh)


Here are a few photos of my 15mm Hittite DBA army that I've just finished painting, after a break of about ten years! The figures are mainly Essex Miniatures with some Gladiator Games/Blackhat Miniatures and Chariot/Magister Militum. The Gladiator figures are very chunky little fellas and I actually had to swap one of them with an Essex crew figure so they would fit in the chariot. The backdrop photos of Sarikale (Yellow Fortress) and the reconstructed mud brick towers and walls at Hatussa (modern Bogazkale) were taken on our trip to Turkey in 2011. For more photos of Hatussa see the second half of my earlier post Hittite chariots and Hatussa.


Photos with reconstructed towers and walls at Hatussa












22 comments:

  1. lovely! After a 10 year break painting 15mm figures, All of your work on your Hittites look Great Mike, love the chariots!

    Did you notice any difference painting from 28s to 15s?

    cheers,

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    1. Thanks Phil, yes it took a while! I just paint them both with the same approach, 15mm is quicker to do and has less detail.

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  2. Nice looking Hittite DBA army, Mike! Ten year hiatus from painting this army? Better than waiting eleven! Very clever to tie in your travel photos with your figures. Most appropriate backdrops.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, I had a Hittite DBA army before but sold it about ten years ago, so this is version two. Turkey is a great country to visit, so much to see!

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  3. 10 years but the result is great! A beautiful army, love the chariots!

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    1. Thanks Phil, it is good to get back in to painting 15mm, after all this time.

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  4. Nice army and wonderful pictures. Cheers, Karl

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    1. Thanks Karl, Hittites are definitely a favourite army...

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  5. Do you use large prints as background pictures or projections? Or something else? Your pictures always look very special. Regards, Karl

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    1. I usually use an A4 colour print of photos for the backdrop, it seems to work OK and is less time consuming than doing layers in Photoshop!

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  6. A great looking army! Love the backdrp too.

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    1. Thanks Ray, it is nice to do some 15mm again.

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  7. Great work on 15mm figures!
    Which reminds me of an Armati intro force of Hittites I have lying around for at least 10 years...

    The backdrops are also very nice. I might try that also some time in the future.

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    1. Thanks I plan to make a larger 15mm Hittite army but the DBA army is a good starting point.

      I just use A4 prints of photos for back drops it seems to work OK.

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  8. Great looking pocket army Cyrus!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher, 15mm definitely does have its attractions.

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  9. Great pictures and background. But 15mm....what going on :)
    Looking good though. The old Chariot Miniatures range still looks great. Bit chunky to blend in but like the black hat range too as very characterful.

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  10. Thanks Colin, I've rediscovered 15mm which I haven't touched in years - there are some really nice ranges but I'll be back onto the 28mm before long!

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