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Sunday 4 September 2011

More Pink Pike

Here's the rest of the Pink Pike.

Hopefully you can see the variations in armour. The first batch of 32 were all painted identically, with the exception of their tunics, but as mentioned in my last post, Adam's Blue Boys inspired me to add some variations within the theme of pink and white.

In case you thought I'm slightly mad in my colour choices, the pink armour was based on this Macedonian tomb painting:

And I took the tunic colours from the Agios Athanasios tomb painting below:

The other point to note from this painting is the colour of the cuirass. This shows that the whole cuirass can be one colour - purple in this case. Also note the painted helmets, one red and one purple. This image also clearly demonstrates that macedonian shields don't have rims.