Thursday, 17 November 2016

Jason & the Argonauts part 3

So as I suggested in my first post on this subject I have been ordering a few bits for this project and if by magic postie arrived with a few gifts...

Part 2 can be found here

First up from Grand Manner the Argo...

This is a resin cast Bireme perfect for the genre. It comes with resin mast, sails (furled) and steering oar. In addition the Stern post is a nicely carved curvy bit. Shame really as I wanted a goddess figure head. Maybe I can customise something here.

The package was so secure it took several cuts to open. Not surprised really because the ramming horn on the bow looks really fragile. I think I am going to have to mount the whole boat on its own base lest this gets broken. Painting this little model will get its own post in the future.

This is what it looks lioke painted on the Grand Manner Site

In addition I received another parcel of Reaper Minatures - these include all sorts of enemies for my Greek Heroes - Medusae, Harpies, Giant Scorpions etc. As these get painted I'll post up progress.

I bought these from this vendor on ebay - good price and swift delivery

Of course the pride of this purchase was the £16 Hydra - and what a nice beasty he turned out to be

Off to warfare in Reading this weekend so no doubt more stuff will get added to the pile

Part 4 can be found here


  1. I'm glad you like the Argo. It was one of the models that I sculpted for Dave and a real pleasure to make.


  2. I broke the tip of the ram off my Argo. It is very delicate! I also broke the pin off the boom/sail when dry fitting it to the mast so watch out for that one!

  3. Looking forward to seeing this lot painted up!

  4. Wow this is really coming together.