Saturday, 25 February 2012

Spanish Scutarii Finished!

At long last I've managed to find the energy to paint the bulk of the remaining Spanish. Initially I was planning on having 14 scutarii units, each on 4 stands; each unit comprising 24 figs . However, in almost every game we have played we have chosen to deploy scutarii in units of 6 stands. 56 stands does not divide by 6. I thought about it for a while, looked at what figures I had, and then decided to stretch an extra unit out of them.

With the 24 stands (each with 6 figs) I already have these 197 figures add another 36 stands - for a much more useful total of 60 stands. Of course, 19 stands only have 5 figures each on them, but as 6 stand units deploy in a double rank this does not detract too much; the 5 figure stands are at the back.

Anyway here are the newly painted scutarii. There are now 341 scutarii. There are 439 Spanish figures painted. There are only 40 caetratii, plus command stand figures, still to paint.



The figures are all Renegade. They were painted in enamels on a black undercoat. They were painted in 4 batches with each batch having a limited mix of shield colours. The whole lot were mixed before basing on 4mm ply wood bases (60mm x 60mm). I'll finish the basing when all the Spanish are finished. 

16 comments:

Dale said...

Absolutely incredible looking.

Monty said...

A spectacular wave of Scutarii! I just love the colors and your painting style.

I can only guess how many hours went into this project.

Vitor Kenner said...

Nice figs! but how much time did you take to paint all of them?

JAMES ROACH said...

Hi VK, they take about 20 minutes each. I've painted over 2000 Punic War figures in the last 28 (?) months - so quite some time.

BigRedBat said...

Very impressive indeed! Phew. Simon

Gunny Highway said...

Bravo! James!

TamsinP said...

Wow! Impressive batch of figures there :)

Rodger said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Nate said...

Wow, really well done. They look great!

Rob said...

I agree with Dale - they're absolutely incredible! Both as units and when you zoom in.

Can't wait to see them based up!

Scott said...

Nice, very colourful.

El Senyor Verd said...

Beautiful miniatures and painting job!!

Mats Lintonsson said...

WOW!!! Impressive! =)

THE HESSIAN said...

Can you show your painting steps with pictures and explanation on a mini?

JAMES ROACH said...

Hi Hessian,

there is a how to in the modelling and conversion section of this blog. It is titled "painting with enamels". Link:

http://olicanalad.blogspot.com/2009/11/painting-with-enamels.html

Veli said...

Wow! They look awesome.