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Yesthatphil Inactive Member29 Jun 2015 4:27 p.m. PST

I should like to support the new contests initiative and hope this baggage vignette is appropriate to the June theme of an ancients terrain item.

The vignette is an edifice Built Up Area camp featuring an ox cart struggling up to a Greek citadel …


The composition is built together on cork from a broken piece of acropolis (actually from a souvenir model bought at _the acropolis in Athens on a wargame visit wink) … a railway model tree, a Donnington Ox cart, some Xyston and Chariot 15mm and Steve Barber 10mm figures.


I used the mix of scales with the 10mm figures on the (even smaller) background edifice to get a sense of depth into what is a necessarily very compact piece.


The vignette has a detachable Camp Follower element … Painted by hand, of course (my usual mix of enamels, acrylics, watercolour and tinted varnish)

So this part of a Hoplite Greek DBA project has been completed ahead of the rest due to the notice.

Here's a preview …


So work in progress although these DBA scenic camps/edifices are nice little self-contained projects in themselves.

The army is Chariot and was won as a runner up prize at the Alton pairs event. The ox cart was part of the best baggage prize from the Burton Doubles.

So when completed, the army will be a complimentary addition to my display shelf courtesy of the kind traders who support UK wargame events. Well done them thumbs up!


Hope you like it wink … hope it's sufficiently scenic to meet the terrain theme (either way it got me to finish something in what is becoming a very busy week)


GurKhan30 Jun 2015 2:04 a.m. PST

Lovely, Phil!

I suppose having a mule-load of silver going up to your citadel would have sent the wrong message.

Maddaz111 Inactive Member30 Jun 2015 4:24 a.m. PST

I don't know, I suppose a mule load of silver would have sent the message, ".. and stay bought!"

Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP30 Jun 2015 4:37 a.m. PST

Nicely done, particularly the forced perspective trick!


Yesthatphil Inactive Member30 Jun 2015 8:52 a.m. PST

Thanks everyone … just got to apint the soldiers now wink!


Yesthatphil Inactive Member30 Jun 2015 3:28 p.m. PST

Apologies … the correction window has passed now but that line was meant to read …

just got to paint the soldiers now wink


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