I acquired a large number of Hat plastics last month as a birthday present from me to me. A lot of them are Alexander period Indians, which I thought I would start on now just in case the Society of Ancients chooses Hydaspes as the subject for its battleday in 2015.
I've finished the first few "test" units. These often have a slightly different painting style to those that follow as I work out what looks best and, just as importantly, what is the simplest/quickest to do. Quite pleased with the results so far, although the plastic is a bit soft. All of the various bits that required assembly went together well and the detail is good and clear to pick out. Not a lot of pose choices for the infantry, but I quite like that.
|A Heavy Archer unit|
|An Indian elephant. Well, obviously.|
|Some cavalry, complete with standard.|
|All lined up and ready to go|
There's a chariot and two units of light infantry on the painting desk awaiting further attention, but over the last day or so I've been working on some more Sumerians. Once these are done I have to decide whether to press on and just plough through the Indians or alternate units with the Assyrians I bought at the same time. Whatever I decide its important to have a plan that delivers completed armies rather than leaves me with piles of unpainted figures.