Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Middle Roman Syndrome


I mean, I just love this A&A range, but they take so long to paint!  Twice as long as an EIR.  It's the pteurges, and the edges around the armour.  Look good though... but will I ever complete an army of them?

A quick WIP shot of the A&A Middle Imperials that have been on my painting tray for around a month; ready to base.  I painted half, the rest (the better ones!) came from a lucky eBay purchase from the US.  Various command figures are coming on, in the background.  Watch this space...

15 comments:

Paul´s Bods said...

A whole army of them? Why not :-D
It depends on the size of the army
Cheers
paul

BigRedBat said...

I'd want 300 or so; Paul; only have 50, so far. Big gap... but I'm getting interested in the period.

Simon

DeanM said...

Nice; love that wiered cowl they have. Seen it in period illustrations too. Best, Dean

peter said...

Looks very nice to me! And 300 of them will be very impressive!

Greetings
Peter
http://peterscave.blogspot.com/

BigRedBat said...

Hi Dean, the cowl is surreal, isn't it? Always struck me as a bit doubtful... as far as I know this fresco is the only evidence for them:-

http://faculty.maxwell.syr.edu/gaddis/hst354/apr17/Clibanarii.jpg

Pretty, though.

Peter, I'm still 251 short of 300!

Cheers,

Simon

saxon dog said...

Just 300 Simon? Your slacking! :)

Great stuff... as ever!
David

Guidowg said...

My god man, where do you ever find the time nad its not as though you slap the paint on either as they look brilliant.
I do like these figures..........maybe I'll just watch your army grow and dream a while.
Cheers.

BigRedBat said...

Thanks all!

In the BigRedBatCave, anything less than 300, is skirmish! ;-)

Simon

Rodger said...

These guys look fantastic Simon. 300 would be very impressive.

Paul´s Bods said...

300...ooh!!! that would look hyper impressive. I´m afraid you will have to crack on and get the other 251 done now :-D And some cataphracts as well...I´ve got a pic of legs looking like these by McBride,,the battle of resiana 243 AD...excellent!!
Cheers
paul

BigRedBat said...

Hi Paul, it will take me yonks to paint up 300, as they aren't a high priority. But I'll try to fit in a unit every month or so. Next will be a unit of Auxilia.

Cheers, Simon

Paul´s Bods said...

Yonks?..ok..251 to go...paint.. say..4 a day..that´s 62 days..roughly 2 months..and if you count weekends as 8 a day....about 6 weeks or less..;-D

Cheers
paul

BigRedBat said...

These boys are tough to paint, Paul, and I've got other fish to fry! Will be a slow burner.

Cheers, Simon

Ed said...

They look great! You are an inspiration.

Take care,
Ed
http://cwoclark82.blogspot.com/

BigRedBat said...

Thanks Ed! Nice work, yourself.

Simon