Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Roman cavalry

Fresh from the painting table are these veterans (they're at least 30 years old).  The troopers are 1970s Minifigs with separate shields and spears but I cant confirm the maker of the nags.  I simply found what would fit the riders and then rummaged through my boxes until I had eight of the same model.  I remember having some similar figures back in the WRG 5th edition days, so painting these chaps was a bit of a nostalgia trip.
As usual (for me), a basic paint job with a stained varnish to finish off.  The base is my standard 8cm frontage.

18 comments:

Don M said...

That's about the max in heavy cav
for your Romans as I recall, nice
to see the older stuff in the field.

Monty said...

Lovely work, Tim!

Tim Gow said...

Don M
I have more figures so I'll probably do more of these chaps at some point.

Tim Gow said...

Monty
Thanks - they're nice figures so no great hardship to paint.

Xaltotun of Python said...

Can always be difficult i.d.ing figures from that angle, but the horses tail going onto the leg like that is pretty characteristic of Minifigs horses.

Rob

Tim Gow said...

Xaltotun of python
Thanks Rob. Other riders on similar horses look like Minifigs to me.

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Like it, nothing like getting that "old" get onto a modern table

They shape up well

Ross Mac said...

But the horses don't have the fat rump of the horses that would have come with the separate shield guys, perhaps earlier minifigs?

The end result looks good regardless of which stable they come from.

Ray Rousell said...

Great painting and very nice looking figures!!

Galpy said...

Nice looking figues

Tim Gow said...

Geordie
Indeed. It's about time they saw action, given that they've had 30+ years to get ready!

Tim Gow said...

Ross Mac
I don't think for a minute that these are the 'correct' horses, but they fit and look OK and that's good enough for me! I do have a air stock of the fat bottomed breed you mention though, so no doubt a few of them will appear before very long.

Tim Gow said...

Ray Rousell
Thanks - I'm beginning to think I can actually paint 25s after all!

Tim Gow said...

Galpy
Thanks - and welcome.

Xaltotun of Python said...

The 'new' horses to go with the riders you have did were complete redesigns. Very early S range horses tended to be skinny. I would say that these horses are from the early PB range when weapons and shields were attached to the figure.

Paul said...

Nicely done Tim.

Tim Gow said...

Xaltotun of Python
Thanks for the info Rob - I'm sure that'll set a few minds at rest! And I thought I knew some wierd stuff...

Tim Gow said...

Paul
Thanks - you're coping well with the absence of wheels and tracks.