Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Thanks BRB

To my complete surprise today I received a dead elephant through the post. Simon of BigRedBat fame has sculpted these to use in his up and coming 'Zama' game, which will see a huge Roman army take on Hannibal and his war elephants at this years 'Salute' event. I was amazed at the fact he had created these himself and even got them professionally cast in lead, after I left a message saying how impressed I was, he kindly sent me one. Thanks Simon, It's even better close up and I remain deeply impressed at your new found sculpting ability.

18 comments:

Donogh said...

Very nice piece indeed - casualty markers enhance a game so much in my opinion, but elephant one must be few and far between.
(Very kind of him too)

Anonymous said...

I that aluminum foil? (It looks like it)

Anonymous said...

I meant, is that aluminum?

Secundus said...

No it's been cast in lead and is quite hefty.

BigRedBat said...

Glad you liked it Secundus! IIRC you didn't have any nellies, dead or alive, until today.

For Anonymous, it's cast in a lead-tin alloy by a very nice chap called Keith at Aventine Miniatures
http://www.aventineminiatures.co.uk/catalog/

julietarot said...

Iron Mitten-your site is truly amazing!
The silver elephant is wonderful,it can only enhance your brilliant fight scenes.
I'll keep an eye on your blog.

AJ (Allan) Wright said...

Very cool. It's great that the wargaming bloggers are becoming a community all to ourselves.

The Revolutionary said...

That grandmother used to have an elephant JUST like that. I wonder where it came from?

The Revolutionary said...

In my previous comment, I meant to say: "MY grandmother used to have an elephant just like that."

Incredibleleader said...

I came across your blog and I have to say you are truly GIFTED! Your pieces are AMAZING! I could see all the detail and hard work you put into it... They are absolutely beautiful. Do you sell your pieces? My son is 3 years old and I would LOVE to start a collection for him with your pieces being the first... if not thats perfectly ok. But do understand that your artwork is brilliant. I love it!

Secundus said...

There are many gifted painters who do sell their work on e-bay, but I'm afraid I tend to use mine on the wargames board. Check e-bay though you may something that catches your eye.

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p_courtney said...

i want this so much - my family has an elephant statue fetish!

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ACsMA said...

Very impressive! Apprears to have extreme detail considering its very small :)!
Great Work!

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frauen suchen said...

that is aluminium?avesome picture