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willie

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Re: Carthaginian war elephant Menz
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2017, 01:54:02 PM »
There is a African elephant that size. They call them Forest Elephants ??? they are found in the Congo very rare  :o Africans Bulls are hard to work but they can be worked.  8) Willie

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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2017, 01:01:14 PM »
Very nicely painted  :) , but as you say, Eric, historically not very accurate.

In fact the Carthaginian war elephant was a now extinct subspecies, taxonomic status of which is under debate. It was only some 2 meters above the withers. Hence there was no place for a turret, so except for the mahout who was guiding the animal, only one or two warriors could also sit astride on the Elephant like when you ride on a horse. 


Thus all tin figures of Carthaginian war elephants are incorrectly design when they have a turret. Also the size is incorrect.

/Louis

Daniel CANET

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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 04:35:35 AM »
original and very well done Eric

willie

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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2017, 06:20:34 PM »
Very nice job on the bull  8) Willie

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Carthaginian war elephant Menz
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2017, 05:13:06 AM »
This huge war elephant was issued by Fritz Menz
Probably not historicaly accurate but very interesting to paint
Eric

 

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