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Friday, September 30, 2022

bench update 01 October 2023

Initial basing of the pedyt and Saxon warband, and could-be-limitanei. I managed to fit only 7 minis per Hd base, leaving the least-useful two spare.
I will probably want to add a banner to the "royal" warband (top right) next. Snip the handaxe, drill and post.

Saturday, September 24, 2022

bench update 25 September 2022

Faces and hands are finished, and the Hd elements could just about be based now... just needing matt varnish. I may want a judicious dark wash over their homespun garments first.

Friday, September 16, 2022

bench update 17 September 2022

No work today, I have a painful pulled shoulder tendon, a consequence of not getting treatment of earlier arm injuries.

Friday, September 9, 2022

bench update 10 September 2022

The 2 x pedyt Hd and 4x4Wb are progressing well. Probably the next step is eyes. I have not made any final decision about repainting most shields, but I'll probably just leave them with the preponderance of red/yellow they are.

Friday, September 2, 2022

bench update 03 September 2022

On the cutting board today: these Saxon or federati foot are planned for
(a) 5th century Germanic; I have an example at top right, and seven more stands. Need 11 in total including a recognizable general - a number of armies around II/70 - II/73 use up to 11 4Wb stands. 
(b) 5th century sub-roman brits, II/81b, and patrician roman II/82a. While only 3 or 4 stands are required, they need to be subtly recognizable when opposing Huns or Germanic armies.

The shields and 8 red-brown unpainted minis are from Strelets 003 Anglo-Saxons, these are noteworthy in being clad in slightly uparmored Roman pattern gear. They will fit right in with the existing eight MiniArt Germanic stands. The shields are a little large, designed for the shield wall age. I do have in reserve Auxiliary style oval shields and were it not for needing up to 11 stands, those would be better.

The minis below the Strelets 003 are the ghastly Strelets 016 Anglo-Saxons plus one Emhar mini. Those to right are destined to be two Hd stands. Mostly Emhar and a few Strelets 016.