A kind thank you to all my visitors; my page count (since March '09) slipped past 250K this afternoon! Please do keep dropping by here, and to my very new Horse'n'Musket blog, on which I next expect to post, tomorrow.
Here's a (clickable) unit of late Roman slingers I just finished. I bought eight painted on Ebay, painted four more to match, gave them shields based on a Notitia design, and based.
I converted 2 figures to have staff slings, or fustibalii, and you should be able to make them out, below. These started as spearmen. I repositioned the arms and made the slings with twisted fine wire and a tiny bit of greenstuff. They came out very well, I'll do more at some stage.
Ultimately, these will be in a separate army to my Late Roman Perrys, because they are rather larger minis, and I am nothing if not ruthlessly sizeist. I aspire to a second army of mixed Black Tree, GB and Muskateer, like Jon's.