Friday, 23 September 2011

Roman Auxiliary Infantry - part 1

In a shock development I have been doing more painting!  This time the unlucky victims of my paintbrush are a small batch of HAT Roman Auxiliary Infantry.  Here they are in their half-painted state on temporary bases. 
The figures cleaned up nicely - although now I've started painting it is obvious that I missed a few bits of flash.  The shields slotted into place easily and were each secured with a dab of PVA.  The pilums (pila?) were rather more of a challenge, but happily most of the chaps are brandishing their swords (ooh-er missus...).   More pics when they're finished.

12 comments:

Dick Bryant said...

Don't you find it more difficult to pain the figures with the shields already glued on?

Tim Gow said...

Dick Bryant
Not really - they're only getting a basic paint job and I'd probably knock all the paint off by fitting them afterwards!

Paul´s Bods said...

Plural of pilum - pila but can also be pilums..but I think that´s bastard latin :-D
Trick...go on the web..find some shield patterns, download them, put em on Word..resize. If you use prittstick to glue them it holds like concrete.
Cheers
paul

Tim Gow said...

Paul's Bods
Bastard Latin - as against bloody Greek? Good tip about the shield patterns - and I thought you painted yours....

Ross Mac said...

My Roman guys all get laurel leaf wreaths because I can paint em (sort of).

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
My chaps will have vague squiggles which, when viewed from a distance of ten feet, in poor light by gamers with dodgy eyes may look a bit like laurel leaves...

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

A profusion of scales abound here Tim, old 25mm versus new big 28mm, new HaT 20mm

I am trying not to be sucked into both 15mm and 25/28mm ancients

Naval is the only theme I don't mind having multiple scales, I just cannot resist good model ships

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
I try to avoid being a 'scale Nazi', but that said I do have Nazis in several scales! I wonder it's like to have self discipline...

Nick Grant said...

Self discipline? Mate, I wish I knew!

My EIR Ex had to make do with just plain green shields...

Good work mate.

Nick

SoA Shows North said...

Great stuff Tim. What with you doing all these ancients, it's about time I got on and did some more tanks!

Phil

Tim Gow said...

Nick Grant
Vague squiggles have been added, but plain green was very tempting!

Tim Gow said...

SoA shows North
I'm beginning tom understand why tanks caught on - they're a damn sight easier to paint than this lot!