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