I got six 15mm Elephants as part of the Seleucid army from Martin. One was finished, another had the elephant mostly finished with the crew still in the packet whilst the other four had the skin painted on the beasts but with damage to the paint job so stripped them back and started again. Martin did an excellent paint job on the elephants rugs which I did not even try and copy!
All models are Chariot Miniatures or Magister Militum as they are now known. I have just showed the five I have worked on. I did rush them a little as I wanted them all done so as to have them up and running for future games. In a few cases the pikes were either already broken or broke during the clean up stage. These have wire replacements from pikes from the same army.
I wanted them to look individual so each has a different colour scheme. I also added a couple of escorts amongst them just for a bit of character. One is a very old sample I don't really remember getting, the other was a single figure that has been lying around for years.
This elephant and escort are all my work. Honestly it's the escort that is really the main reason for the picture and the two that follow.
The casts had little flash on them and I have to admit I cheated with the elephant as all I did was prime it white and wash it in GW Nuln Oil which is a black wash.
Close up of the escort, very basic paint job but I wanted him to stand out a bit so I added a chequer pattern to his cloak. I resisted the urge to join up all the lines and was rewarded with a better result.