Friday, 29 January 2010

More Punic Wars stuff painted

It has been some time since my last post. This isbecause I've been snowed under with painting commissions and Christmas. But I have found time to keep my Punic Wars project more or less on schedule.

Here are the latest additions.

First up Roman leader stands.


4 units of Roman and Allied cavalry. This completes a very small fraction over half of the Roman army.


Now the schedule is getting interesting. Elephants - the first 2 of 8.
The first units of Gauls. Two units of cavalry. (2 of 10). I don't like these figures much (I've removed a lot of swords and replaced them with spears - I've removed even more from the batch in progress) but they paint up well.


Lastly, 4 Celtic war bands. These castings make up for the cavalry and some. They are fantastically easy to paint. The 'square' nature of the torsos on clothed figures makes check patterns a doddle! This makes me very happy as I've got another 14 to do. I also decided to cheat on the basing. Instead of 24 figs per unit, I'm going to do them at 22 because it actually makes them look more 'irregular'; it also makes 2 extra 'free' units.
Next up, some more Gallic cavalry and Spanish infantry.

10 comments:

BigRedBat said...

That's great progress! You are extremely productive. I should spend less time blogging and more painting. ;-)

Caliban said...

Impressive stuff, James. I can manage the Roman infantry, but thankfully others of our regular club players already have the Gauls and Spanish. You're fair knocking them out, and to such a good standard too!

Paul

Steve-the-Wargamer said...

*Lovely* painting indeed...


I see what you mean about the swords though - they look more like cricket bats!

BigRedBat said...

It is possible to file the swords down to a slimmer profile. I did this on scores of them, and replaced others with spears as you have.

Ubique said...

I love those Gauls with their checked plaid clothes. They look very impressive.

Regards,
Matt

Consul said...

i'm infinitely jealous...

ZeroTwentythree said...

Very nice! Especially the patterns on the Gauls.

It's nice to see those figures painted up. I like the sculpting on the Renegade figures, but they just don't fit with the scale of the other figures I have.

I can't wait to see your Spanish!

Sire Godefroy said...

Very well executed. Your 'impressionistic' style looks so effective, and your general output is plain amazing. I salute you in envy!

Cheers
SG

valleyboy said...

Lovely work James but I'm sure you'll understand if I only have a quick peep through one eye because looking at your Crusades stuff got me started on a new period and i can't afford to get sucked into another!

Secundus said...

Very inspirational work. I have become an instant fan of your blog.