Sunday, April 25, 2010
Wow, after so many weeks of looking at half-finished figures! These are all but one spare Scythian from the Orion sets I bought. There are plenty of unpainted foot figures left... but the next objective is to get cracking on the Zvezda mounted.
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Monday, April 5, 2010
Sat in the sun for about an hour, trimmed up a few of the Zvezda Scythians. I note that the "Command" types have longswords. According to my Osprey resource this makes them later Scythians. The catch is that I only really need three later Scythians, all Knights including a KnGen.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Man oh man, this has got to be one of the very slowest projects I have ever undertaken. But finally I have begun actually completing the paint jobs on my Scythians.
I started them, then got discouraged and left off to do the Gallic chariots, then the Gallic command, then the Gallic cavalry - in fact it was beginning to look as though my workbench would have piles of red-brown and whitish minis lying around permanently! But after some motivation and art help from the fanaticus community I compiled enough pictures of Scythians to make a go of them.
It was still slow going but I now have the baseline paint on 12 horse, 12 riders, and 15 foot. There's a whole other pack of 18 cavalry to work on after that!
My approach now that I am this far is to treat each as it own work of art. Scythians loved decoration and even a lowly skirmisher could have panelled edges on a jacket.