Wednesday, 17 February 2016

From MartinC - Amazingly I've done some painting (70 points)

My long weekend away to Flitwick (near Bedford - I get shouted at for saying it's near Luton) was fab, went to London and the V&A is a must, I only got drunk once (getting old), watched "The Martian" and "Deadpool" (both fantastic), bought new shoes (mine died on Saturday) and built some decking.
Nice model of Fort William, Bengal, in V&A

Anyway I'm rambling. I got back Tuesday lunch time and spent my free afternoon painting some more Republican Romans. These are some allied Voloscan Skirmishers. These are from Aventine and are great figures. I added extra spears by drilling the shield hands and adding a spear made from a plastic bristle with the end flattened and cut to a point. I also based them as skirmishers, no round bases so I cut some out from card so they are actually hexagonal. 



The shields are "copied" from the Aventine website. I bought the figs with cloaks and made then into wolf skins. I think that some more heavy infantry will be required to give a proper allied force.
Overall that is 12 figs and 10 shields so 70 points?

Properly colourful they are Martin..I like to see the extra effort , drilling and addng things - always nice to see unique items.. You are getting a dab hand at the shields - again another great unique feature well done

22 comments:

  1. Again great looking Roman's, you have nailed the side challenge

    Ian

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  2. very nicely done and the converting of the cloaks is a great idea.

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    1. Ta, was only a paint job on the cloaks though

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  3. Excellent Romans. I have never seen shields like that before and would like to see some more. (I tend to think Roman shields as being just one base colour so I am learning each day on the challenge.)

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    1. Ta, as they are Volsci, tribe from the marshes south of Rome they are not strictly Romans and have much more barbaric shields

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    1. Ta, only 2 units to go and I've finished them

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    2. obviously finished is a very loose term as I need 3 more units to complete 10 cohorts, and some more allies and cavalry etc., etc...

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  5. great painting on the figures and the freehand shields! congraulations!

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  6. Great figures. The shields and the wolf skins came our very, very well.

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  7. Great work Martin! The shields are top notch, well done.

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  8. Painted to your usual high standard, those Wolf skins are great.

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  9. Nice unit, Martin! The sheilds are really good, but I do like the wolf capes! ;)

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