Wednesday, October 26, 2011


Just a couple of quick shots of one Aventine Tarentine calvary. (hey I'm a poet!!) Still needs a shield.

As the 2  new pike units have just arrived I'll be looking are trying to complete all 3 units ASAP as Ive had the cav unit for nearly a year now.

I didnt really know how to tackle the saddle cloth but on Dean,s blog he gives a very good demo. Thanks mate.
Sorry about the yellow tinge but I photoed it under floros inside, when the suns out and I've completed it I'll give it another crack.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Roman Commanders

Dont look now, but..................two posts in one month!!!!
Some new minis finished. Mind you, these figures have been sitting on the painting desk for a while now.

The mounted commanders  I received from Keith, at Aventine Miniatures some time ago, and the foot slogger is a spare Renegade mini I had laying around. Banner is a LBM design.

The CinC is mounted on a round base as I intend to use the new 'Clash of Empires' and its a good excuse to do mini dioramas. I probably would have used smaller round bases for the sub-generals but I didnt have any at hand and I had completed and based one of them a few months ago.
And yes, I think the banner belongs to a cav unit from a later period but hey!, it suits me!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Dark Age Plastics

Only 4 months since last post so I should be able to produce a truck load of painted such luck.  I had a grand fishing trip up north with a few mates back in July and since then wargaming and painting has dropped off the agenda. I did get a bit bogged down with the WoTR figures and I think I needed a change.

In order to get back into the painting mood I decieded to have a crack at the Wargames Factory  viking bondi set which I had purchased a while back.

As these were dark ages figures I used Army painter on them to quicken the process and give an overall dirty feel to the unit. Just had to manage the assembly step first.

Block paint the figures, cover with Army painter, a few highlights, a couple of LBM  shield designs and hey presto a new bondi unit.

For plastics I was happy with the overall results but I still prefer metals myself. Although this dosent stop the purchase of any new plastic box sets just so I can have a gander at them.

Anyway, they did the trick as since completing them Ive finished some Aventine Roman commanders and started a few Greek peltasts. Oh yeah, Ive also managed to purchase a truck load of new unpainted know how it goes, paint one and buy three to replace it on the pile!!!!.