A second mirmillon:
the Lanista ready to salute you!
all the flesh triads are coming from the Wargames Foundry.
Then, to complete my Foederate Roman army and play it in a Field of Glory Themed Tournament, I have prepared some Late roman of Essex Miniatures range, the carrobalistae are coming from the Alain Touler Figures range (a french manufacturer).
To complete my army list in view of the Tournament in Germany next weekend, I have just finished one more Szkelers battle group for my Mathias Corvinus Hungarian army.
and now to continue my " Give them a second life " project (yes a freaky long term wish!), the pictures of the old figures I have painted many years ago; I peeled off their bases, "re-undercoated" directly on the varnish and repainted them before rebasing and flocking them.
The 15mm Essex Miniatures Sumerian with few Chariot Miniatures mixed were painted in the late 90' on a black undercoat, after a white coat spray and a short time in "thefrenchjester's bath" (a brown wash bath in fact), some paint work later I have the command bases and all the carts done, the infantry will take more time, ;-)).
The final words are for the special troopers of the Thematic Byzantine 15mm Essex Miniatures range, the command figures are from Outpost Miniatures range;
I firstly undercoated them in white, tried a test figure painting = unsatisfied by the result!
then I undercoated them in black, tried a drybrush painting on one figure = still unsatisfied by my work!
so I tried a brown coat on the figures = No comment!!
after a break I decided to get back to a Black coat (after a fourth coat of spray I cannot still continue to speak of undercoat now!) and paint them in a more classical "Base+Highlight" painting.
I hope it will do the trick at some distance on the mat.
One busy month of intensive painting, but a productive one! I 'm quiet happy!
The Vth Analogue Hobbies Challenge has been a GREAT year challenge!
THANKS A LOT EVERYONE!
Be seeing You;-)
Wow, another amazing points nuke for our final run-in - entries like this make my head swim!
Tremendous work Gilles, bravo!
There is so much to like here. The chariots and cavalry are excellent but I have to say that my favourites are the mixed pike and archer units in the last few shots. The shields are excellent and I really like the arid basing as well.
Also, congratulations on breaking though your Challenge points target (though you virtually did it with this submission alone!).
It was awesome to have you with us this year Gilles. Have a great time at your tournament in Germany and have a lovely French spring!