Saturday, 10 December 2011

Adiutrix WIP

Last night I fixed shields to minis, and this morning I made up a new batch of bases and glued the minis to them.


I've made the bases slighty deeper than usual (25mm as opposed to 20mm), because I know that BTD minis, once they have shields attached, have a fairly large footprint.  The deeper bases also enable me to adopt a slightly irregular basing style, as my concept is that this legion has been recently raised, and is less well drilled than others. 


In this shot from the rear, I'm  pleased with the effect created by the variety of the tunic colours. 

Tonight I'll apply my BigRedBatGunk to the bases, and hopefully tomorrow I'll be able to start painting them; must be 3 or 4 nights of basing work ahead.  It'll all be over by Xmas.

15 comments:

Paul´s Bods said...

They look bloody excellent!!!!! And they aren´t even finished yet. Lovely..
Cheers
Paul

Millsy said...

These are absolutely superb mate!

Not only is the concept itself really interesting and off the beaten path, but your execution and attention to detail really makes these guys sing.

I've been following this project since you started and can't wait for the end result.

Cheers,
Millsy

Willie Anderson said...

Great christmas present to yourself
Look great!

BigRedBat said...

Thanks chaps; I love it when a plan comes together...

Handgrenadealien said...

Fantastic. The continuity of the shield design really ties the project together.
Regards HGA

Paul of the Man Cave said...

Simply stunning - love the blue colour!

Guidowg said...

The photo with the massed ranks looks brilliant, top job.

Rodger said...

Wonderful looking unit. Really like the colour of the shields.

Caliban said...

Have to agree with everything that's already been said. Maybe you should write an article for Slingshot on how to make Romans look interesting!?

BigRedBat said...

Thanks all!

Paul, there'd be a real danger that the chaps at Slingshot would point put all the things that I've (no doubt) done wrong.

I know Allen Curtis, for example, doesn't believe that the Romans had a suitably cheap source of blue for their shields, and is most likely right. But I just love that blue...

RazorOne223 said...

These are coming together nicely! great work!

Cheers.

Caliban said...

Hi Simon, I know what you mean. But if anyone is likely to have had some access to a limited supply of blue, it would be a marine unit. Besides, the different shield shapes makes them look cool.

Cyrus said...

Marathon effort Simon, they look superb.

Prufrock said...

You've surpassed even your own high standards with these, Simon. Magnificent!

BigRedBat said...

Hi Aaron and Cyrus, thanks! I've been basing for 3 night, hope to finish this evening. Simon