Thursday, 26 May 2011

Sagittarii

These are the chums of Tuesday's slingers; I painted 4 to match an eBay purchase (from Solway Arts and Crafts IIRC), and based.  They were pretty quick to paint, using Army Painter.  Mine are the ones with blonde hair.


I usually double-depth base my light troops, but did these in single depth so that they can support a (projected future) unit of legionaries. 

10 comments:

Caliban said...

Looking great, Simon. I'd love to have a Late Roman army or two...

Matt said...

You used AP? Where? They look lovely.

Cheers

Matt

Matt said...

Seriously... were the AP'd?

You'll have to do a tutorial you know (or did you do one a while back? :-S). When I use AP I always find it definitely looks AP. I assume you brush on the dip, then do some highlighting after?

Well done

Matt (again)

BigRedBat said...

Hi Matt, these were painted base coat, highlight, very thin coat AP strong tone, didn't need a final highlight. Really very quick...

My next lot will be Nappy French; will see how it works on them!

DeanM said...

Really nice work - love the patterns on the tunics. Dean

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

They look nice and I think ap gets a bad rap sometimes as very nice results can be achieved if used in a careful way...like yours.;-)

Christopher

kingsleypark said...

Yup like these. Looking forward to seeing the Legionaries

Paul´s Bods said...

Very good...and now you will have a second blog!!?
Mate...you´re going to have to go flat out!! :-D
Cheers
paul

BigRedBat said...

I thought if I do the horse and musket stuff in a new blog, it'll appeal to people who don't like ancients. And vice versa.

Gabriele C. said...

I wonder if some of those guys fought at Kalefeld/Harzhorn (AD 236). There have been finds of Eastern-style arrowheads.