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Greek mythology: Minotaurs, Amazons and more

Posted by PhilC on 27 Jun 2024, 15:00

Hi everybody! It's not easy to write something on this forum these days (nothing like a criticism, but an apology for not being very present), but I'm taking advantage of a day off to show you pictures of Greek mythological creatures.

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Thanks to Dark Alliance and other manufacturers, it is now possible to gather figures to represent a Greek mythological army. Let's begin with the Minotaurs, by Dark Alliance:
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The white one can be seen either as a boss, or as an infernal version of a Minotaur.

What about Amazons ? Dark Alliance released several set on this subject, but I prefer the Linear A set.
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What do you think of them? An occasion to try different skin colors. Then we have some Centaurs by Dark Alliance:
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Also a Cyclops:
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I also wanted to paint a Hydra, so I had to use an old Ral Partha 25mm figure, released in 1984 - with a Darl Alliance Amazon for size comparison:
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Now I have to base these figures and mix them with various Greek hoplites and peltasts to get a complete HotT army.

More pictures and explanations here: https://philotepsfigures.blogspot.com/2024/06/greek-mythology-of-minotaurs-and.html
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Posted by Kekso on 27 Jun 2024, 15:17

This is so cool.
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Posted by steve_pickstock on 28 Jun 2024, 15:08

Nice - lovely paint jobs.

Some of my favourite sets, especially so because the makers produced them as a result of customer requests. The Linear A Amazons are fully compatible with the Red Box models.
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Posted by k.b. on 28 Jun 2024, 18:01

A fascinating thread Phil. Don’t know why but methinks a lot of us members are probably suckers for Greek Mythology. When I scrolled down your post I found myself looking for Jason and his Argonauts…… which might be a reason why we old timers are fans of Greek Mythology!
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Posted by blacksmith on 28 Jun 2024, 18:53

Fantastic painting Phil, thanks for sharing. Also, I didn't know about those amazons from Linear, I'll have to check them out. Cheers.
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Posted by Konrad on 28 Jun 2024, 19:49

Great stuff,Phil. :thumbup:
Love your cyclop. ;-)
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 28 Jun 2024, 20:09

PhilC wrote:...What do you think of them?...

Well, Phil, I can only think one thing about the figures of this very original army: they are very well selected and beautifully painted. :love: :love: :love:

I especially love the colours of the different types of human and animal skins. Also, all the figures fit very well with each other. :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

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Posted by steve_pickstock on 28 Jun 2024, 21:15

BTW Linear A have announced a Jason and the Argonauts with Talos set based on the 1963 film.
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Posted by Rich W on 30 Jun 2024, 23:09

Amazing work Phil. Those skin tones in particular are excellent. Really cool figures and you’ve absolutely nailed them, especially those Minotaurs!
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Posted by Das_Dirch on 01 Jul 2024, 10:41

Nice work, like it very much.
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Posted by Peter on 02 Jul 2024, 00:01

Fantastic painted figures! :thumbup:
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 02 Jul 2024, 20:13

steve_pickstock wrote:BTW Linear A have announced a Jason and the Argonauts with Talos set based on the 1963 film.

That's good news, Steve. We'll see how many months (or years?) we'll have to wait to see that set for sale. :shock:

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Posted by PhilC on 05 Jul 2024, 14:32

Thank you all for your kind comments!

k.b. wrote:A fascinating thread Phil. Don’t know why but methinks a lot of us members are probably suckers for Greek Mythology. When I scrolled down your post I found myself looking for Jason and his Argonauts…… which might be a reason why we old timers are fans of Greek Mythology!


That's absolutely true. When I was a child, I was fascinated by mythologic stories such as Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. I was bought a magazine from which you could cut paper hoplites, and assemble a paper Horse of Troy. My grandfather built me a wooden model of the horse, that still stands in my mother's house. I spent hours paying with all this... One of my best childhood's memory.

So yes, I particularly like Greek mythology. And I would have loved to hear Kostis Ornerakis's thoughts about it. I still miss him.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 07 Jul 2024, 07:41

Interesting stuff indeed.

The Greek myths and tragedies are a most fruitful well of terrors and triumphs.

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