Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Roman General

Having made all sorts of grandiose plans for the use of the 25mm figures in my custody, it occurred to me that I'd better make sure I could actually paint them!  To qualify my concern, I should point out that apart from my 6mm Ancients and a few 15mm Brits for the Sudan I haven't actually painted any pre-20th Century toys since the 1980s.  And even back then they were rubbish and few in number.
Anyway, back to the present.  I decided to ease myself in gently and dug out a Roman general and his eagle bearer to be among the first to face the dangerous end of my paintbrush.  I'm not sure of the manufacturer, but these chaps are old 'small' 25s and will fit in nicely with many of the new plastic figures.  The horses were already painted and I had already decided to preserve as much of JR's original paint as possible, so apart from some repair work I left these as they were.
Even if I say it myself - not a bad start.  Two down, a few hundred to go...

12 comments:

Monty said...

Great work Tim, good luck with the rest... ;)

Tim Gow said...

Monty
Thanks - luck will be required, along with much time!

Ross Mac said...

Ah yes the old "Start at the top" ploy. Seems to have worked for you. He shall look grand commanding vast hordes.

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
Thanks. The eagle bearer is currently having to stand in for the 'vast hordes' and he's already fed up with it. I'd better paint some more...

Conrad Kinch said...

And so it begins...

Mosstrooper said...

Think they may be Greenwood & Ball figures had some of their Romans about 40 years ago - sold on long ago I'm afraid.

Arthur said...

He does cut a dashing figure, doesn't he, General Bollicus, in the singular...

Hopefully, the man carrying the bird pole gets some mates soon.

Enjoy.

Tim Gow said...

Conrad Kinch
Veni vidi fucosus

Tim Gow said...

Mosstrooper
Could well be - there certainly of that vintage. Evidently you are too!

Tim Gow said...

Arthur
Bird Pole?! I'll put your name down for the lions...

Arthur said...

Apologies, should have said Chicken Perch...

Tim Gow said...

Arthur
Thats better! Actually, I do have a couple of hairy barbarian types carrying standards which do indeed appear to be chickens...
Mind you, I'm not convinced that "Chicken of the Ninth" would even have made a book - far less a film!