Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Archaic Interlude - 1st Corps Spartan
While anxiously awaiting the arrival of a few more Napoleonic figures, the 1st Corps Spartan hero has been completed. He only needed a few finishing touches and his base flocked. This is the guy who comes sans clothing, other than his bell-cuirass, greaves and Corinthian-style helmet with transverse crest.
His legs were lengthened with pins, and Green Stuff used to give him a tunic, as well as some supplementary armor. An LBMS transfer helped out on the shield's face. He's based on the illustration of early-6th century BC Spartans from the Osprey Spartan Elite book.
The sculpting seems a bit cruder than more recently released Greeks, but has a nice appeal to him nonetheless, actually a bit heroic, I think.