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.

1 comment:

  1. Scott,

    Is it possible to see some other angles of the war elephant?

    If you had it to do over again, would you go with the old glory one or the corvus belli carthaginian one with the howdah?

    Getting ready to raise a heard and I'm torn between the two (I like Old Glory, and the pose on this elephant, but your review makes me nervous). The corvus belli one looks good, but I don't have anything else corvus belli.