15mm Syrian Camp

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Texus Maximus
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15mm Syrian Camp

Post by Texus Maximus » Thu Aug 13, 2020 4:27 pm

Syria was an important source of timber in the ancient Middle East, especially from the large forests of cedar in Lebanon. The Sumerians, Akkadians, and Egyptians* mounted expeditions to gather the timber, or traded for it. So an organized timber-cutting expedition in a cedar forest seemed an appropriate setting for a Syrian camp.

This camp features an officer’s tent guarded by two soldiers. The officer is nearby busy directing two woodcutters. Try to spot the dog in the shade.

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The trees are cheap plastic from China that were flocked to improve the density and color. The shelter is a Baueda Egyptian tent. The officer is from an Essex Canaanite chariot. The guards are two Donnington Arab troops modified with Green Stuff. Finally, the two wood cutters are converted Donnington and Eureka figures. My eighteen-year old daughter did all the tree work, including some excellent root systems and stumps made with a hot glue gun.

*The Egyptians also valued tree resin for use in the mummification process.
chris6
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Re: 15mm Syrian Camp

Post by chris6 » Thu Aug 13, 2020 7:17 pm

Fantastic work! And by the way it seems you growed your daughter well.....if she helps her father with his hobby!
Gregorius
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Re: 15mm Syrian Camp

Post by Gregorius » Fri Aug 14, 2020 2:39 am

Great work Paul and daughter of Paul. That's a great looking camp.

Cheers,
Greg in the antipodes.
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Brummbär
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Re: 15mm Syrian Camp

Post by Brummbär » Wed Aug 26, 2020 7:09 am

Like it a lot - I think I need to give the Baueda-range another look...
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