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Saturday, March 31, 2012

More "Siamese Infantry," Generic Troops

I plan to make lots of "generic" Siamese foot that can, with some allowance, be made to stand for troops from southern/southwestern China (e.g., the Dian people for the Han Dynasty's campaigns to conquer Yunnan) and Southeast Asia (e.g., Siamese, Burmese, Laotian) from the first century A.D. to about middle of the sixteenth century. This is a lazy option that will enable me to bulk out various  miniatures armies quickly.

These troops wear either no armor at all or don a bamboo-type cuirass. I am mainly using 1/72 Caesar Miniatures figures (Philistines, Sea People, Early Arabs) with headswaps and some trimming. This is the first batch...

Dragon Cannons

Here are the Minimi Miniatures Dragon Cannons (L). I tried painting the carriage red to set them apart from the Pirate Cannons (R):

I took the opportunity to weather the Pirate Cannons shown in an earlier post. I think they are beginning to look the part: