Monday, November 23, 2009

Vendel Miniatures - Parthian Horse Archers

I have just placed up a few images of Vendel Miniatures great new Parthian Horse Archers. The figures are supplied four figures to a pack and come in four different poses. One figure is reaching for another arrow, another notching the arrow, a third figures is drawing the bow and firing and the last figure has just released an arrow. All the casting are beautifully designed. However they are on the small side and closer to the true 25mm then the main Vendel range of 30mm figures. They would not really fit in with the old range. But with only a small number of manufactures designing Parthians these guys are definitely up there with the best of them. Plus with more figures on the way from Vendel I would have to say that I might have to hit the credit card again after Christmas. The figures have been painted by Leroy Simpson and based by me.











10 comments:

Bluewillow said...

gosh they are lovely, they would possibly cut up my all conquering late western romans I guess. Have to see next year!

cheers
matt

Vinnie said...

Hey buddy,

Yes we will have to see how they go? Got some other late Romans you can have if you like? They are just taking up space at the moment.

Nathan

BigRedBat said...

A terrific painting and basing job! It is interesting that Vendel went so much smaller with these. I wonder whether that was deliberate, or whether they bought the horse masters which were smaller than expected?

Vinnie said...

Not to sure why they have gone for a different scale. The designer is definately not of the old Vendel school?

Nathan

Mad Carew said...

Superb painting. Nice figures too.

BigRedBat said...

The horses are built on masters bought from eBob in the UK. My (wild) guess is that eBob also did the riders.

Vinnie said...

eBob sur does a great job then. Thanks for the info.

Nathan

Docsmith said...

Nathan

Those Parthians are magnificent - they really do look like the great unwashed! Great paint job and beautifully sculpted figures.

Cheers,
Doc

http://docsartofwar.blogspot.com/

Vinnie said...

Hey Doc,

Thank you for the comments. However I only based the figures, my friend Leroy Simpson in the painter. I will pass your comments onto him.

Vinnie

leroy said...

Docsmith, not a bad blog mate, some nice Napoleonic stuff well worth a look!