vendredi 14 janvier 2022

1/32 Alla corte del Faraone (At the Pharaoh's court)

 Hi everyone! 

Today's post is an unusual one, because:

- the title is in Italian (but only the title, sorry for my Italian neighbours)

- the figures are 1/32, and not the usual 1/72... except for one

- the figures are displayed UNPAINTED !!!

But keep cool, there's an explanation to each of these statements...

You all know, or can easily imagine that I am a big fan of Atlantic (an Italian manufacturer) Ancient figures - they are regularly mentioned or shown on this blog - for instance here, or there. Well, after checking the links, I can say that they were mentioned at least in 2017... but look at my avatar :)

Believe it or not, as a kid, I only knew of their 1/72 range. It's only been a few years since I discovered that there were also a 1/32 range, thanks to an incredible collection that Mabo displayed at Benno's, and I began to desire those wonderful Atlanticses, my precious, and looked for some for a looong time... until last week, when I eventually found an offer on a website dedicated to second hand items: a complete original Atlantic 1/32 box, At the Pharaoh's court.

And there you are, in my own hand:

The box was complete, including the mummies and their sarcophagus.

And of course my favorite figure, the scribe. On the picture above, you can see the 1/32 version next to the 1/72 one - this latter looks soooo small.

Mini-me, next to Maxi-me :-D

I was so happy to receive them today that I couldn't help taking pictures and show them on this blog, even before they were painted.

Hope you like them :) Do these figures bring some childhood memories back ?

10 commentaires:

  1. Wow, what a find! They look positively monumental compared to their 1/72 fellows. :)

    1. Hi Norman! Yes, they're huge, 6 cm high, rather 1/30 than 1/32. I think that I will paint some of them as stone statues for 1/72 :)

  2. Very nice - I haven't seen them in 1/32nd before.

    1. Hi Maudlin, nice to read you - I wish you a Happy New Year :) First time for me with my own eyes, and not sure to know how to paint such huge figures.

  3. Fantastic haul Phil! I have the Egyptian infantry, loose figures, and some WW2 and modern figures of Atlantic 54mm figures (infact they are a bit bigger as that! :-D)


  4. Wow these are very nice, not to mention bloody massive!. What are your plans for them?. They would make great statues for 1/72 games.

  5. The figures on the chairs would definitely make great statues. I recently painted a Reaper Miniatures Sokar figure as a statue using a tan color, and then hitting it with a darker tan spray from about half a meter away, which gave it an interesting sandstone like color and texture.

  6. Hi Phil, Happy 2022

    I see you got some Musueum material omnyout hands :)
    Treat It carefully...their plastic uses to become brittle After so Many centuries ..

  7. A bit larger than the usual Phil. You'll need a 4'' brush for those!

  8. What a wonderful 'score'! I used to admire them in the magazines in my youth. I have a few now (1/72 versions). I too did not realise that they also made them in 1/32. I assume that they are even rarer than the smaller versions?
    Regards, James