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Unit of Victrix Iberian Warriors. Shield transfers by Little Big Men.
Tried two paint plans for the tunic.
- Ghoul Skin by Reaper produced a green/grey with good coverage
- Foundry linen triad. Spotty coverage with poor layers. End result is a sickly yellow color. Had better luck just using the green shade color.
A pair of Foundry Elephants for Hannibal’s army.
Base is a rather small 50mm square. I may build out a larger tray that I can drop this smaller base into for games where a bigger base would work better.
Elephant: Espresso primer (dark, dark brown) worked up with Dusky skin (Reaper) (which is actually grey)
Howda: Bastion grey, desert stone, desert stone + yellowed bone
Blanket: Terracotta (Foundry), gory red, rach red
Troops: White armor with red tunics. Tried Reapers Grey Liner as a line filler, worked as a black ink.
Mahout: Started skin with dark brown, worked up with Ruddy Brown (R)
Unit of Gripping Beast Scutarii primed black (by a previous owner….)
- P3 Hammerfall Khaki
- P3 Traitor Green
- Vallejo Khaki
- Reaper Stained Olive (brighten as needed)
- Vallejo German Red Brown
- Reaper Gory Red
- (R) Rach Red
- P3 Hammerfall Khaki + Red accepts
- (R) Stained Olive + (R) Ruddy Brown w/ (R) Saddle Brown highlights
- (R) Suntan Flesh + Army Painter Soft Tone
- (V) Chainmail
- (R) Tarnished Brass
- (SW) Armor Wash
- (R) Ruddy Brown w/ P3 Gun Corps Brown highlights + (SW) Dark Sepia
- (V) Leather Brown
- (R) Witchcraft Purple
This summer I will be returning to a favored project which I was satisfied with: The Roman Republic. This linchpin of the period fights with or against a host of opponents: Carthage, Spain, Samnites, Etruscans and Greek/Macedonians. First up is a box of Agema Republic Romans. The delicately sculpted figures provide a full division of Roman warriors with 2 Hastati, 2 Principes and 1 Triarii. Assembly was smooth, but I wish that they had provided a neck socket instead of a flat join between head and body.
More Saxon troops. I believe the figures are all by Gripping Beast.
Anyone familiar with this guy? Its a promo figure from Gripping Beast (?) that I picked up in an ebay lot.
A unit of Saxon Huscarls by Saxon Miniatures. Lovely figures with lots of character, the figures scale well with Gripping Beast.
“New” style Norman Knights from Foundry. The figures display a few sculpting flaws (rough faces, sword hilts missaligned with scabards), but nothing that stops the figures from taking their place on the table top.
The ground work on the figures features grass tufts from Gamers Grass. I rather like the tufts, the clumps are well formed, distinct and sturdy. Tufts I’ve used in the past were thin and arranged like a spider’s web on the contact paper.
A pair of Crusader leaders. On the left is a Perry Brothers 1st Crusade figure from the command set. On the right is a Trent Miniatures figure (listed as King John (Bareheaded), painted in Hospitaller black and white.
The green & red shield is painted using Foundry paints. I picked up a small number of bottles off of Ebay and rather like the very opaque coverage the line provides.
A full box of FireForge infantry assembled as 1 unit (24) of Hospitaller Spearmen and 1 unit (24) of Crossbowmen. A variety of colors were used in the painting of these units, I wanted to avoid any strict pattern to support the dirty and mercenary background of these troops.