Sunday, February 17, 2013

Imrie/Risley 54mm Assyrian Archer

"Ah, Assyria, the rod of my anger; the staff in their hands is my fury!" - Isaiah 10:5.  Another old 54mm figure that has been repainted - this one an Imrie/Risley Assyrian archer. The figure was repainted, but the horse was left with most of its original paint and only given highlights. The horse's mane and tail weren't even highlighted with dry-brushing - guess I've learned a bit with 28mm figures.
The figure was modified a bit by having the original scale armor cut with a knife to look more like lamellar armor.
The pteruges were made from putty, as the original figure lacked these.
The helmet has had the bare metal polished and coated with a protective finish.
I'm glad I kept this figure for all these years. Maranatha!

22 comments:

  1. Very nice Dean. I really like it!

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  2. Great job! The conversions/additions have come up especially well.

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  3. Well done Dean! It seems your really enjoying 54mm as of late.

    Christopher

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  4. Thanks for the kind comments, everyone. Much appreciated.

    Christopher:

    Yes, it seems so - going through my old stuff needed some TLC.

    Warm regards to all, Dean

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  5. Thanks for the kind words as always, Gentlemen. Best, Dean

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  6. Another great 54mm mini Dean. Nice work!

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  7. Beautifully done Dean! I'm sure I have some old 54mm figures tucked away which could do with a major re-vamp. Inspiring stuff!

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  8. Recycling older figures, particularly ones of this quality is definitely the way to go. Its a credit to the sculptors of this era that they could achieve what they did with fairly basic materials. Milliput is after all plumbers repair putty.
    Nice paint job, be interesting to see what else you find.
    Regards HGA.

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  9. Thank you all very much for the comments. I agree, these older sculpts surely were something - and still are a good example of the quality to strive for. Best, Dean

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  10. Fantastic painting and converting Dean, that Assyrian horse archer is a brilliant figure!

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  11. Thanks, Cyrus. Appreciate the kind words. Best, Dean

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  12. Wow bro - that is stunning! That is a 'Golden Daemon' paint comp winner if ever I saw one! Truly beautiful figure. You've really been able to unleash all your painting skills on the 54mm figures you've pulled out of the attic. Amazing stuff Dean.

    Cheers,
    Doc

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  13. Sweet, I have to admit the scale is intriguing.

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  14. I'm catching up and I have to say your 54mm work is stunning. It's such a big scale that I wouldn't dare touch it and you just killed it. Bonus points for bringing back your old collectibles.

    Is there any scale you can't do? ;-)

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  15. Thanks so much for your really kind comments, Gentlemen.

    You know I'm considering skirmish gaming with 54mm - I see there are some inexpensive plastic figures for F&IW sold by Michigan Toy Co.

    Warm Regards, Dean

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  16. Excellent work great paint .
    Cheers

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  17. Another great figure you've painted!

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  18. Fantastic. It is hard to believe that 54mm can be done with such detail in a reasonable amount of time. By that...I mean you are definitely a painting machine of late! One more week until the U.K.!

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