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Big Insect
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« on: 25 February 2021, 08:56:25 AM »

At the start of the year I ordered some 28mm figures from Relic Miniatures in Vancouver, Canada:
They arrived yesterday and are very good.

I wanted their early Arab/Aramean camel archers for my Hatran army and they are a delight.
Just a shame that they don't do an early Arab/Aramean foot archers as well (although Footsore do the early Arab slingers - in their Caliphate range - that are very much the part and could be converted into javelin armed skirmishers at a pinch).

I also ordered the Relic armoured Successor elephant.
It is a resin elephant, which can be selected with one of two alternative heads and one of 2 alternative howdahs - which is great.
It is a really nice model - a clean cast - and appropriately sized (which is often a real issue with 28mm elephants especially armoured ones, which are often huge) and the sculp correctly shows the bronze lamella scales on the body armour facing upwards (sorry - that is a really 'anorak' thing that bugs me with figure sculptors - the scales are depicted as facing upwards on the Pergamon monument, so why sculpt them facing downwards!). You can choose from a number of different metal mahouts and also different crew packs. So I got a mixed pack of warriors armed with sarrisa, bow and javelins. A worthy addition to my Pergamese army.

No issues with UK HM Customs but then my order was relatively small.
I'd thoroughly recommend them

« Last Edit: 25 February 2021, 09:02:40 AM by Big Insect » Logged
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« Reply #1 on: 25 February 2021, 11:01:08 AM »

OOOH! They are very nice. I do not need temptation like that.

Customs should now only be an issue over 135 if I understand  the brexit stuff correctly


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Big Insect
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« Reply #2 on: 25 February 2021, 11:25:20 AM »

They are Aventine compatible as well.

Plus they do some of the later Successor cavalry helmeted HC (the ones that look like Franco-Prussian Prussian helms) that nobody else seems to do in 28mm.
I might have to put in an order for some of the Cataphracts though  Cheesy

I just need to find a good manufacturer of the early Arab/Aramean foot bow (Essex are not right - too early) and also some early pre-islamic Arab cavalry riding side saddle, with the tiny bucker shield and a brace of broad bladed throwing spears. Nobody does those sadly  Sad
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