Gisby's Gaming Blog

August 2, 2015

More Random Celts

Filed under: Ancients — Tags: , , — gisby @ 00:01

When I was 18, I first tried my hand at sculpting. I sculpted a naked Celt, using Sculpey clay over a wire armature. (Epoxy putty did not yet exist) He was sculpted spread-eagled, and when cast, didn’t animate well, paint up well, or look particularly good. Weapons are wire, shields are cut from plastic sheet.

In spite of all that, he didn’t look worse than a lot of the stuff that was on the market.

mirl3 mirl

I wound up using him as the bodyguard to a General converted from a Lamming Viking.

The shields are decorated with waterslide decals I had made. I sold them for a while, and still find occasional sets in random boxes.

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Believe it or not, where I’m from, Old Glory are almost exotic. No retailer within an 8-hour drive carried them, and for a long time the exchange rate made ordering them very expensive. These are two of the few packs of Old Glory I own.

First of all, Celtic Naked Warriors. All weapons have been replaced with wire versions. (Swords are flattened wire). Shields come separate.

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The figures are pleasing, anatomy is in general good, although as always, some poses are somewhat suspect. But enough make sense that the group looks good together.

There may be a few too many helmets in the mix, but that’s just a matter of taste.

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The second pack is Bare chest, no helmet. (Their clothed Celts are sorted by helmet/no helmet and bare chest/tunic so you can tailor the mix to your own taste. Command is sold separately) All the comments about the above pack apply to this pack as well.

ogcelt2 ogcelt1a

Overall, the Old Glory Celts are good-looking sets, I wouldn’t mind having more of them.

They also have released more Celts in their Carthaginian range, with weapon hands that peg onto the wrists, and they look to be even better figures. (I’ve only seen photos)

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