Saturday, January 5, 2008
Old Glory Carthaginian Elephant
This is Old Glory PPC-03 “War Elephants.” The elephant itself comes in many different pieces, including the two halves of the hollow body, the head, two tusks, and a trunk. The mahout’s legs are cast onto the body with his torso as a separate piece. The howdah is two pieces, and two spearmen fit inside. The elephant’s body doesn’t fit together well, and I used Woodland Scenics flex paste to patch up the join along the back. The spearmen have Old Glory long spears.
This model was a challenge to paint, but a series of drybrushes really bring out the folds in the elephants skin. The howdah may have been more brightly colored than this, but I wanted a more subdued look.