Wednesday, 30 March 2011

1st Corps Scythed Chariot.

The latest addition to my Seleucid host:

Originally I was going with an all red finish as depicted in the Seleucid Montvert but then I was divinely inspired to alter this to a more 'Starsky & Hutch' livery. Sorry thats just a pack of lies, what I actually did was a fast re-paint job after viewing Dean M's sterling effort on his WAB Corner Blog. Many thanks for the inspiration Dean.
On a technical note the reins were added using thin lead foil and copious expletives.


  1. It's beautiful - great basing too. I see you opted to paint the chest barding as apdded armor. I was wondering that too - it appears to be padded armor, but I got lazy and just went with bronze like the rest of the armor. Oh, and excellent touch with the reins; very well done. Regards, Dean

  2. Oh, I forgot to ask - what did you do with the rack of "teeth"? I couldn't figure out where it should go - so it's sitting in my parts bin. Thanks, Dean

  3. It initially occurred to me that it may be an ancient equivalent to the Cullen hedgerow device but on reflection I believe it is supposed to be fitted underneath the cab of the chariot to deal with anyone who managed to avoid four sets of flailing hooves. So I to consigned it to the spares bin.
    How did you find the kit generally? I thought the fit of the cab sides was good but figuring out how to fit the chariot poles and yoke together was a bit of a head scratcher.

  4. I had the exact experience with the build. Cab pretty straight forward. At first I was surprised it had a rear panel. Isn't the driver supposed to jump out at the last moment? And although I'm happy with the way it fits overall, I'm still not 100% sure I lined up the pole & yoke right. Anyway, happy it's done and don't plan on adding another one anytime soon. Basically it is added to the army for "historical" aesthetics more than anything. Regards, Dean