Friday 16 January 2015

EKO Set 4515 - Arab Legion

Recently I acquired a couple of sets of EKO figures from Glenn. He picked them up from a seller at the last bring and buy held at the Woolston Club in Christchurch, and figured that given my love of weird types of plastic figures I would be very interested in them.

Plastic Soldier did a feature on EKO figures (click here for more information), goes into the history of the figures in more detail, and over at Small Scale World, there are a number of posts on EKO (click here for more information)

The original factory paint job.

The figures are presumably intended to represent troops of the Arab Legion, but i figured that I could paint them up for use in my ongoing Harad games. I did decide to go with a paint scheme that would capture the feel of the original figures. With this in mind i was able to make three infantry stands for CD, and two command stands.

The flag stand could also be used as a command infantry stand.
 The intent is to paint up some stands of Airfix/Hat Arabs to add to the force with the same patterning on their keffiyeh (or shemagh if you prefer)this should give the force an overall theme to tie it together.

Two command stands
Painting the headdress was a challenge, and I don't think I fully cracked it. The last figure I did (the rifleman on the stand with the grenade thrower) I just painted the head dress red and just put lots of white dots on. I predict I may use the same technique again in the near future!