Finally started the 1st Corps Hetairoi purchased at Alumwell last month.
Still not based unfortunately but as soon as work pressures allow a trip to Antenocitti's Workshop will cure that little problem.
Still not 100% convinced by the 1st Corps sculpts; the riders are fine but the horses are still not quite spot on to my eye, although the barding does help somewhat. I have considered buying a unit of the equivalent Polemarch figures as an alternative but the detail of the sculpts seems a little 'fuzzy'. I have quite a number of their phalangites and they really suffer from this problem. I do wonder if it is down to the moulds wearing out because the figures I bought direct from Gripping Beast late last year are definitely poorer castings than an Ebay purchase of an earlier batch of the same figures.
Its a minor gripe I suppose, but when you part with your hard earned cash some basic quality control is not really too much to ask is it ? Is it beyond the wit of mankind to come up with a suitable silicon rubber that can cope with modern low melt alloys ? If we can put a man on the moon etc, etc.........
On a more scholarly note; with regard to the face masks on later Successor helmets, why are they depicted with bearded faces when the fashion would seem to have been for a clean shaven appearance.
Is it possible that other versions existed other than those depicted in the Pergamene balustrade reliefs et al ?