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When the Perry Miniatures plastic Mahdists came out me and Llama quickly realised the awesome potential of modding these to use in anything from Lord of the Rings Haradrim/Easterlings, through ancient Persian allies, to Greek light troops.

I have started putting some of my guys together as Greek psiloi that can double as peltasts. For this first guy I scraped off a lot of the hair from a fuzzy head. Gives the head a sort of Greek outline. I need to create a better finish though.

 

For my two or three readers out there: Let me know in the comments below what you think of the potential of using these plastics for ancient Greece. Do you have any other ideas for how these guys can be modded for places and periods other than Sudan?

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Trying the viability of using immortal miniatures hoplites for Flower of battle: Lochagos. I like that the shields are not too tiny — but unfortunately some of them end up being way to large for what most hoplites would have carried. I actually had to file down one of aspides (round shields). I will continue doing that to the rest of those types of shields. The boeotian shields is also on the large side but too difficult to change much.

I like the realistic proportions but some of the wrists are too wide and the torso often look a bit too thin. Some of the shins look way too wide. Probably because the sculptor put on a large blob of green-stuff on existing shins when creating the shin-guards instead of, for instance, just adding the outlines of the shin-guards. Nevertheless there is much to like about these too. I will have to wait and see how the Victrix hoplites look like in person before deciding which brand to go with.

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