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10-19-2004, 02:43 PM
Does anyone have any advice for painting the SCh element for II/48 Mithridatic? What colors were most likely used?
Paul A. Hannah
10-19-2004, 04:57 PM
Well, since I think the modus operandi of Mithridates was to copy whatever the military fashion of the moment was (Syrian Greek pikes and scythed chariots one day, and Roman scuta and pila the next), I think you can safely paint your SCh as a Seleucid scythed chariot might have appeared.
My Mithradatic SCh is probably more subdued looking than maybe it ought to be. It has a natural, bleached wood cab, framed with medium blue details. Were I to paint one now, I'd probably use somewhat more color (red or crimson framing an off-white or pale gray cab), and work in a design of a griffon or some other fanciful beast on to the face of the cab.
Perhaps, pour yourself your "beverage of choice" and just let the creative juices flow. --You can do any necessary touching up later. ;)
[ October 19, 2004, 14:03: Message edited by: Paul A. Hannah ]
I completely agree with Paul's advice. (Especially about the beverage!)
For my Seleucid SCH I painted it bright red with bronze decorations. It looks cool, very scary!
There is no way of knowing what these things looked like, but we do know that the Successors (and presumably Mithridates too, when he was copying them) liked to have their armies as snazzy looking as possible.
10-21-2004, 12:44 PM
Thanks for the tips!
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