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    Bronze age, Ancient Egyptian figures

    I'm looking for historically accurate bronze age 1/6 figures. Are there any figures ever made of ancient Egyptian, Mycenaean or Assyrian warriors?

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    Re: Bronze age, Ancient Egyptian figures

    I haven't seen any military ones that are even close. It would be a cool project to kitbash some. Civilian figures are pretty easy because most of the clothing consists of drapes and wraps that are tied or pinned closed.

    This might give you some inspiration
    Theseus and Peirithoos

    Assyrians were Iron Age. In that region during the Bronze Age you'd have Hurrians and Hittites. The Nuzi tablets gave us a lot of info about the military equipment at the time.
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    Re: Bronze age, Ancient Egyptian figures

    Yes I meant the Old Assyrian Empire Kitbash would be a interesting idea, thanks for the link!
    The closest I came to a bronze age figure was this figure Not very historical but has some realistic accessories like the headpiece and sword if it was bronze.

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    Re: Bronze age, Ancient Egyptian figures

    All of these cultures used light chariots at the time. Most of the chariot warriors wore knee length "sariams" made from scale armour. Some were made of bronze scales and others were made from leather (or rawhide). Leather seems to have been a lot more common. After the battle of Megiddo the Egyptians recorded the capture of two sariams made from bronze and two hundred made from leather. Tut's tomb had a very good example of leather scale armour until the Cairo museum's negligence destroyed it. These days there isn't much left of it. It was the oldest known example of leather armour anywhere in the world and it was completely intact when Carter found it.
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    Re: Bronze age, Ancient Egyptian figures

    Yes I think I will make a custom figure. Maybe with your suggestion of leather scale armour (also easier to make than metal scale armour)

    I would also love to make a real metal Khopesh, but unfortunately I've no experience with metal working. Maybe I will use a bronze age spear instead. I've bought this incredible metal 1/6 bronze spear that is a exact copy of this bronze age spear.

    I will send you a picture with the end result if I ever finish the figure
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    Re: Bronze age, Ancient Egyptian figures

    That spearhead looks brilliant but it doesn't belong with a Bronze Age character that isn't British

    There are a few fantasy pseudo-egyptian figures that have a decent khopesh. If you can find a figure that has been parted out, you might get a khopesh at a reasonable price.
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    Re: Bronze age, Ancient Egyptian figures

    [QUOTE=shazzdan;4879946]That spearhead looks brilliant but it doesn't belong with a Bronze Age character that isn't British

    You're right so I'll also have to make a ancient British chap

    Good advice about the Khopesh

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    Re: Bronze age, Ancient Egyptian figures

    I did one with a Lough Gur shield and Ewart Park sword. That spear head would have completed the ensemble perfectly.



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    Re: Bronze age, Ancient Egyptian figures

    Wow I love the Yetholm shield! is it made from metal? How did you make it? I will need this if I'm going to make a bronze age British warrior. The bronze age sword also looks great.

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    Re: Bronze age, Ancient Egyptian figures

    I had the face 3D printed and stuck it onto a wooden shield made from popsicle sticks. The original Yetholm shield facing was made from bronze but there were similar shields made from hide so I painted this one to match.
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    Re: Bronze age, Ancient Egyptian figures

    I followed your advice and bought two decent 1/6 khopesh from Ebay. I only have to paint it a gold/bronze color.

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    Do you have any experience with silicone molds to make multiple items like that Yetholm shield? You could easily make a lot of them and sell one to me
    I'm thinking of trying to duplicate some objects I made myself with a silicone mold, and I'm wondering what the best materials would be to achieve that.

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