Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Later Pre Islamic Arab Commission

Project Lead Mountain Throws Out Another Job

As part of my attempt to try and clear out most of my unpainted metal I started Project Lead Mountain back in 2012. I am still working through the metal but the unpainted metal is down to 20% of its original amount as long as I ignore the new purchases I have made since 2012.

I club mate recently used a 15mm Later Pre Islamic Arab army on the tabletop and mentioned that he was often unable to field the exact right amount to troops he wanted to deploy.

This gave me the necessary notice to go and have a look through PLM again. I found nine Minifigs ZE12 Arab Camel Archers, twenty Minifigs ZC54 Arab Light Cavalrymen, Javelin, Shield and two Magister Militum ASS21 Arab Camels.

He didnt want the MM castings but since I am painting the rest I might as well paint everything all at the same time to clear out the remaining oddments for this particular commission.

So I created 3 x Irr Cm O, 10 x Irr LH O and 1 x Irr LH I

The Minifigs castings are quite old but they are on their later horses and camels which means they are still quite good figures considering their old age. Minimal flash on them which is always a good start.

We agreed a figure for my castings and to paint them up to match figures I have already supplied to him in the past. I painted them fairly generically so he can use them in a few armies as desired.

The odd Irr LH I element will end up in my own collection.

15mm Minifigs ZE12 Arab Camel Archers

15 mm Minifigs ZC54 Arab Light Cavalrymen, Javelin, Shield

15mm Magister Militum ASS21 Arab Camels