Wednesday, November 21, 2012

African Forest Elephant

This is the recently painted African Forest Elephant carrying a howdah for my Carthaginian army. It is a two-part model from Gripping Beast that includes a resin body and a metal trunk. As you can see, I didn't do the best job with the Green Stuff at the join where the trunk meets the head - I have never been very good at using that stuff and should really work at improving. The kit also contains a crew (to be painted next) of two Liby-Phoenician infantry with spears and an African with a mallet and spike to ride on the elephant's neck.

The inspiration for the blanket is taken from a painting of Hannibal on an elephant with his army that currently hangs on the walls of the Palazzo dei Conservatori at the Capitoline Museum in Rome.

I hope you enjoy!


  1. Very nice! Love the elephant, but I really like the blanket! Great work.

  2. Very nice! Blanket is looking great...

  3. Hi, just wanted to let you know, you've been nominated for a Liebster:

  4. Very nice job there looks perfect

    1. Thanks! I appreciate your comment and also for visiting and following the blog.