The Waving Flag: 15 mm Light Infantry Bow (Essex Miniatures)

Monday 1 April 2024

15 mm Light Infantry Bow (Essex Miniatures)

The latest addition to my Hellenistic army is a bit of a mystery because I can't find the code anywhere on the Essex web site!  They are undoubtedly from Essex and, with the larger heads, I suspect they are one of their later sculpts.

Figure review
Once again the figures were well cast with minimal flash.  However I found the heads to be a touch on the large size and the faces a little cruder than I've come to expect from Essex (see the last image below).

I bought the pack of eight sight unseen, and they turned out to be single pose.  Not ideal.  Therefore, I've only painted the two units I need.  If, later in the year, I can find some different figures I'll replace these, but they'll do for now.

Painting notes

  • The darker tunics took me ages as the original red dried glossy no matter how many varnishes I tried.  I ended up repainting them.  However, I was pleased with the final (almost pink) tone; just right for a sun bleached red.
  • The position of the bow makes painting the faces a little awkward and, as noted earlier, the faces are quite crude.

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