Thursday, 17 December 2015

Parthian Camp

It is set up in an ancient ruin in the arid region near Palmyra. I thought I'd put up some camels loaded with quivers getting ready to resupply their Light Horse archers.

I like to create some kind of mini topography on the drastically constricted area allowed by the DBA rules. Consequently, most of my camps turn out to be maximum size. Tactically I don't mind because my playing style is aggressive enough to keep the opponent preoccupied (which doesn't mean I win!) The material is simple modelling clay from DAS. But I have to say it is not ideal because
a) it takes ages to dry (this camp took one week!!!),
b) it shrinks about 1/8 an
c) deforms while drying
I had to do all kinds of cover up jobs like file the bottom level with sandpaper, fill cracks with putty etc. I have to find an alternative. Can you help me here?
After drying I cover it with a putty from NOCH.
I'll try to remember to make some pictures next time :-)

5 comments:

Klingula said...

Remarkable work. Congratulations!

Vexillia Limited said...

Great work and use of the Baueda Egyptian tent.

Can I have your permission to cross post these to my gallery at http://gallery.vexillia.com/

I will provide both a text and a back link.

Menic said...

Thanx for your replies! @ Vexillia: yes please, feel free. :-)

Vexillia Limited said...

Thanks Menic. Gallery post now online.

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