Thursday, 26 April 2012

A Pwodigy!

A very rough WIP shot of the first ancients minis that have actually made it onto the painting tray in 6 months!


I'm planning to depict a crowd of lightly armed civilians with a few vigiles and urbana mixed in, either as rioters or perhaps the Vitellian defenders of Rome in 67AD.  Strictly street fighters.  I'm currently thinking about how to base them, if anyone has any ideas for base dressing etc., please bung them my way!

28 of these were painted very nicely by mon ami Greg who very kindly gave them to me at Salute.  The ugly woman front right and a few other dodgy minis are spares from the painting box, anything good is from Greg.  Some of the minis are Foundry, others Aventine, some god knows!  I'm doing just a little highlighting and detailing, maybe some tunic stripes and suchforth.

12 comments:

Caliban said...

Hi Simon, how's about these:

http://blackcatbases.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=444_618

Some of the patterns seem ideal for street scenes.

Old Roman rioters never die - they just turn into chariot factions...

Secundus said...

Sorry i missed you at Salute, i did keeep an eye out but no luck. Good to see you back on Romans.

BigRedBat said...

Next year, Secundus! Sorry I missed you too.

Paul yes something like cobblestones would be just right, but I have a lot of area of bases to cover. I've been wondering about doing a crazy-paving like effect with some sort of flagstone, like one sees on Roman streets... giving it some thought...

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Nice work on the ancients

Ray Rousell said...

Nice work, keep it up!

BigRedBat said...

Thanks chaps! Simon

Paul´s Bods said...

Blimey...6 months!!! Either that went fast or the clocks have gone forward already :-D
Good to see you back to ancients
Cheers
paul

Silver Whistle said...

Look forward to seeing these based up and turned into a fighting unit.

Willie Anderson said...

Look good Simon very handy figures.

BigRedBat said...

Thanks chaps!

Actually, Willie, I don't think these will be very useful; they are very specialised and only really of any value, for fighting inside a city. And I don't yet have a city... it's on the to do list, with the legionary camp, and a couple more legions, and the auxiliiary cavalry, and the Praetorians...

Simon

Rudy said...

Hehe, I recognize the feeling of having hundreds of minis waiting to be painted, while trying to find time to prep your rpg stuff, build and paint your terrain, and find the time to follow blogs and forums at the same time.

BigRedBat said...

Thousands, Rudy, thousands! ;-)

Simon