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A Very Crowded Bench

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by TWOMOONS, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. TWOMOONS Active Member





    100_0150.jpg Well, I'm on an "Amazon" kick so I've been knocking them off one by one, assembly line style.
    There seems to be no one definitive description or evidence to exactly who they were, and they span so many hisorical time periods, that I used "women warriors" as my guide.
    There are some, sketchy descriptions of "Amazons" by this chronicler or that one, but the span of time is substantial. There are pottery versions painted on Greek items, Hippolyte supposedly.
    Dahomey (western Africa--Benin) women warriors of the 18th and 19th century were called Amazons...and definitely existed, since there are photos of the later ones.
    The African with the weapon is one of the "Blunderbus Women" of the 19th century...the other is a member of the "Razor Women" from the 18th century; Dahomey women warriors were preferred to the males as the king's bodyguard and also served as concubines in some cases.
    The other is an "Amazon" of the classical period...and the larger one is a semi-fantasy piece Celtic warrior. They all get weapons of some sort or standards...maybe a dog or two here and there.
    They are sculpted in a combo of A+B epoxy + Super Sculpey, heavy on the A+B. And lots and lots of sanding. The classic Amazon archer with the greaves has a Preiser head, and some have a Preiser hand here and there. The smaller ones are 75mm, or maybe slightly larger.
    The painted figure is a 75mm " Scythian type Amazon" in classic dress.
    Any comments or criticisms are welcome.
  2. hall-moye@msn.com Active Member

    Hey Phil, glad to see you pushing putty around again .
  3. TWOMOONS Active Member

    Hey Chris...we've go to stop meeting like this. Welcome, dude.
    Am I young or what?

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