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28mm – Gripping Beast – Antigonid Companion Command (Polemarch Successors)

It have been a while since i painted more Macedonian successors, which can be viewed here.
This time i received only three mounted figures, by Gripping Beast, depicting a Polemarch command, Antigonid, but who can be used as part of any of the numerous successors kingdoms.
I did an error and mixed here some horses which are from the Carthaginian command painted at the same time.

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28mm – Gripping Beast & Crusader Miniatures – Carthaginian reinforcements.

To reinforce the Carthaginian army of my client, i was commissioned to paint a few generals plus an elephant with some extra crews for other elephants. Between the generals, the most famous one, Hannibal, is included. Those miniatures are by Gripping beast, while the elephant and the crew are by Crusader.
All figures are correct, but some of the horses are poor, very poor. Also mount the elephant, two valves of metal plus tower, all metal, was a bit of pain. Included in the elephant base there is a dead roman soldier, it’s a small resin piece, not sure which is the manufacturer.
All the elephant’s crew have been magnetized with a neodymium magnet, as well as the raider. In the base of the tower there is a metal plate, and hidden under the driver’s place, another neodymium magnet. Overall painted by brush, except the elephant who got a couple of coats by airbrush.

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28mm – Gripping Beast – Carthaginian Spear Men & Numidian Cavalry

28mm – Gripping Beast – Carthaginian Spear Men & Numidian Cavalry

Not everything can be renaissance or fantasy… i also was commissioned to paint these ancient Carthaginian troops, mainly veteran spear men by Gripping Beast. I used shield transfers by Little Big Men Studios, you need to cut them in two parts, so it’s a long work. Figures are correct for their purpose. Some flash need to be removed, but nothing to be scared.
About the Numidian Cavalry i tried a darker skin colour, a total failure as you can see. I worked horses with airbrush, saving some time, although was complicated retouch them with brush. The shields also use Little Big Studios transfers. To use them in not flat shields you need some work, and result is not so good. But looking them at middle distance, they look good.
There is one extra figure who comes from a separated Carthaginian Allies pack, which i will end soon, as well as some other reinforcements for Carthage.

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