Thursday, 16 September 2010

On the work bench...

Greek Hoplites prepare to fight off the Persian Empire.

THIS IS SPARTA!!!!!!
(No, I didn't paint the pictures on the shields,they are transfers - yes, I cheated...)

"Stop looking at them, I am much more cute!"
 

12 comments:

wReggie said...

Always good to have a nice dog shot. Rub Custard on the head for me.

Shrinky said...

Oooh, more new toys to play with? I've fallen in love with Custard, what soulful eyes!

Rock Chef said...

wReggie - Will do!

Shrinky - Yes, he really knows how to tug on the heart strings...

Shadowthorne @ Ramzu Zahini said...

It still galls me that the mighty Persian empire got problems beating men who ate olives, goat cheese and onions!

Rock Chef said...

Shadowthorne - I think that half of the problem was the distance from the heart of the Empire to Greece - supporting a large army at such a distance was a massive task. The other problem was that the Greeks were just tough fighters - the Empire hired them in thousands (there were 30,000 in one battle against Alexander the Great!) because they just couldn't home produce anything as good.

terri said...

Those are some pretty impressive warriors! But Custard definitely wins the adorable award!

Marie said...

Great pics, and Custard is definitely cute!

Rock Chef said...

Terri - I know, Custard wins everyone over.

Marie - Thanks, and he knows it too.

TechnoBabe said...

You do have a very interesting hobby. This is a great photo of Custard.

Grumpy Old Ken said...

Smashing. We have had no dog for two years. Thought we were too old. the tv program Young Ones? have decided us otherwise.

Rock Chef said...

TechnoBabe - Thanks - but it is hard to take a bad pic of Custard...

Ken - You are never too old to have a dog, so long as you choose sensibly - I would love another Irish Setter but would never get one now.

Claire said...

I was watching House Hunters on our HGTV station and they showed a young man looking for a place in Sweden - in the last shot he is shown in his "hobby" area and he has all these warrior figures lined up on a table in the background - thanks to you I knew what they were!!! Love the photo of Custard!!!