Friday, April 26, 2013

Auctioning off a ship: 1:300 Langton Miniatures Brig [EDIT: SOLD]

This is a model that I completed and posted to my blog some time ago, but in an effort to clear space in my over-crowded Brooklyn apartment I've decided to auction it off on Ebay.

It's an English brig from the period of the Napoleonic wars, and features crew members on deck and in the rigging, a painted sea base, MDF pedestal and a fitted plexiglass cover that can be removed.

If it turns out there is a market for this sort of thing (I've never tried it before!) then a few other similar models may follow.

The auction can be found here:

Take a look if you're interested in this sort of thing! - James

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

28mm Cataphracts Command - Relic Miniatures

In the course of their eastern conquests the Macedonians encountered very heavy cavalry of a type used for generations in Persia, and which the Greeks called "kataphractoi", meaning "completely enclosed". Not only were the riders themselves covered from head to toe in heavy bronze armor, but their horses as well were similarly protected. Recognizing a powerful tool, the Seleucids especially incorporated these units into their forces.

Cataphract cavalry were slow moving but extremely powerful, well suited not only to breaking the strongpoints of the enemy's line of battle with a momentous charge, but also to remaining in close combat, protected by their extensive armor, where other cavalry would have been put at a great disadvantage by masses of infantry.

These figures are 28mm models from Relic Miniatures, and are fantastically detailed with ornate helmets and many, many-pieced suits of armor. The standard bearer wears a metal face mask. The standard itself is part decal (the wreath element I cut from a LBM transfer) and part freehand (the eight-rayed sun and the border lines).