Sunday, 22 May 2011

Back to the brushes 2

Just a few pictures of Spartan Cavalry and a Late Roman Scorpion base that has been languishing in the side lines for some time. Both are fully painted with only the texturing and painting of the bases to be done.

The Spartan cavalry are first and the original plans was to have a water feature on this base. However, the product which was bought for this is not suitable as it doesn't dry like a resin more like a tacky gel which is no use. The texturing on the base will be left on and most likely used to show some sort of wadi or similar. The casualty figure may not be on the final base as just not sure if it sits right.

The commander for the Scorpion unit was painted over the last few days to allow this base to be completed. The shield is hand painted and the pattern is based on a historical image from the Notitia Dignitatum and can also be seen on Saxon Dog's blog; the colours have been changed to suit the colours of the unit though. Anyway enough rambling here are the pictures:

Hopefully these bases will be completed over the next few days, work permitting. In the top right corner of the Spartan cavalry the first figure for the Viking berserkers can be seen but more of them in the future.

Cheers for now.


Caliban said...

Lovely stuff. I'm not brave enough to hand paint shield designs (or talented enough!). Shame about the gel - will you be able to salvage it to use with something else?

tradgardmastare said...

Excellent work Ross- keep it up!
best wishes

Legion Games said...

Unfortunately I'll not be able to reuse the water effect for something else. It is reuseable in that it melts at 60 degrees C but the finished effect is not what I was looking for. Should have gone for Woodlands Scenics in the first place, which although more expensive, is going to be even more so now.

Thanks for the compliments on the painting, the good things about shields is they're flat allowing me to draw the image on in pencil first.