I've been working on the big batch of 48 minis Greg sent me. They now all have spears. I've highlighted the feathers, skin and bronze armour. I invented a new technique last night; to get shadows above the eyes,and under the rim of the helmets. I used a wash of black ink in Klear, and then suspended all the miniatures upside down, under a magnetic sheet, as it dried. My family looked at me as if I was mad! (am I mad?)
I've worked out that I need another 16 or so to finish what is turning into 3 units. I may shortly be sending another begging email to Greg... All these Southern Italians would fit in well with doing a Pyrrhic army, later in the year.
Above I've made a small start on painting 2 of the dead nellies. To the left is a closeup of a couple of the Aventines Greg kindly painted for me; they are looking very nice! They are destined for a command stand.