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Sunday, November 27, 2022

bench update 28 November 2022

Forgot to add the final result for the cavalry and bolt Arty!
I finished these guys on the same night I based them, they look a good match to the other late Roman elements. 

Friday, November 25, 2022

bench update 26 November 2022

2x3Cv and 1xbolt Arty: all done up to basing, flocking, shields and a couple highlights to come.

Sunday, November 20, 2022

bench update 21 November 2022

Basing done! The drying weather allowed it all to be sped through. I may add a few dabs of color once the spongy 'scrub' dries.

bench update 20 November 2022

This has got to be the fastest I've worked through nearly 40 minis, right? Not such a good day for paint, the rain eased and dry-time shortened... but I pushed along in shorter runs. So... it's all done bar the basing. And I finished the flock on the earlier 5 bases too!

Friday, November 18, 2022

bench update 19 November 2022

I decided to block out the colors first rather than doing flesh first.

It's been a wet day, ideal for painting! I managed to power through, so all that remains is eyes, face highlights, magic wash and shields.

Sunday, November 13, 2022

bench update 14 November 2022

I now have the 3x4Bd based, though not flocked yet. Same goes for 4Kn (part armor) and 3Kn (full armor).
Next up: foot! Including a couple of minor revisions to existing 4Ax, to enable 1x4Cb and 1x3Bd. I even brought in 2 recyclables from my Imex Saxons, carefully drilling out their tiny hands and replacing broken javelins with short darts. I added normal size spears to two banner-holding minis - HaT make annoying flat-handed ones for their medium Roman foot - and with three very aristocratic looking officers I have just enough!

Saturday, November 12, 2022

bench update 13 November 2022

Well, these are ready to base... just retouched a few bits and most importantly, used thread and superglue to really attach lance to support hand on those two-hand minis. 

They are by no means all of the heavies I need, plenty to do yet.

Sunday, November 6, 2022

bench update 06 November 2022

Today is adding a little color to the cataphractii and I've gone for a fairly dark palette wrt harness and saddle blankets. I typically use dark options on heavy cavalry and I don't want weird bright trim to pop out on the board.

Wednesday, November 2, 2022


Metallic varieties done.