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1st Roman Unit WIP

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 1:54 pm
by Admin Fella
Here is some pics of my first Roman unit i am trying to complete. 1st Corps Early Imperial.

I am hoping by posting here it will spur me on to finish them.

I have 4 test figures basically finished, I think i got the colours right? I now intend to try and paint one colour through the unit minimum each sitting, I just did all the chain.

I am basing 120 x 60 with the intention of 18 per unit, would that seem suitable? I have also tried to arrange with throwing pilum to front, preparing/throwing in 2nd rank and advancing in 3rd.

Anyway suggestions welcome as I am very new to this, in particular for the Command elements, I am not sure about colour options with them.

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regards
Mathew

Re: 1st Roman Unit WIP

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:14 pm
by greatwhitezulu
all looking good to me!

Re: 1st Roman Unit WIP

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:35 pm
by Paul
Me too!

Re: 1st Roman Unit WIP

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:50 pm
by Dropbear
Not playing ancients myself (despite owning some Romans and Celts) I can't really suggest anything in relation to the based.

Great looking minis though :D

Re: 1st Roman Unit WIP

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:02 pm
by Bluewillow2
looking forward to beating them up some time in Jan or possibly Feb!

yes 120 x 60 is the way to go covers three rulesets that I use at least!

Re: 1st Roman Unit WIP

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:05 pm
by Admin Fella
Thanks. :)

I have 2 units of 12 archers done, which just need basing and I am looking at 2 units of 18 Legion and 3 units of 18 Axillary.

I do need some advice on colours/reference pics for the command figures though??

Re: 1st Roman Unit WIP

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:40 pm
by Bluewillow2
Republicans may help
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some tips
cingulum militare belt brass with leather
Phalera-Roman military chest medals silver metal, red leather


I paint my officer feathers white for centurions, black for engineer/siege machine centurio, white with black center for optios, red and white for tribunes, red for commander, red capes for all officers, mixed belts white or red, purple for army commander,

yellow crest and capes for knights

cheers
Matt

Re: 1st Roman Unit WIP

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:43 pm
by Admin Fella
Ahhh, cheers mate, i will give them a try. Just now been painting them some more so will hopefully get a couple more WIP pics up to show the next stage. :)

Re: 1st Roman Unit WIP

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 7:59 pm
by Bluewillow2
I just realised I need to take some pics of my Imperials......may do that on tuesday!

Re: 1st Roman Unit WIP

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:02 pm
by Tarty
Ahhhhhhhh.......nice one Mathew. Great range as well mate....... good choice.
I've had many head pulls by Early/Mid Imperial Romans...nightmare to fight, so bloody tough. :(

Re: 1st Roman Unit WIP

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 1:50 pm
by Admin Fella
Some more WIP pics:

I painted all basic colours on the legionaries. I have then split the group into 2 for detailing, with command to be done separately.

6 with just basic colours done.
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Here are 5 with basics colours done, washed and metal, armour and skin highlighted.
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I have started the command, but i am still unsure of colours for the bearskins and leather skirts etc.
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Re: 1st Roman Unit WIP

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:00 pm
by Tarty
There's so little actual records and information regarding the correct colours of things for this period, you can paint em whatever you like. Anyone who says stuff like " Centurion belts were only ever red leather ".......are having themselves on. However there's a good chance they weren't THIS orTHISorTHIS :lol: :lol: :lol:
Any "earthy" tones are safe IMHO for Romans Mathew. Looking good btw. :D

Re: 1st Roman Unit WIP

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:14 pm
by paintpig
What do you mean no this bally 'ell! They are coming along nicely Matt I had a commission from a reasonably knowledgeable bloke a while back and he stipulated various natural leather tones for clothing strapping and such and preferred red leather mostly for scabbards. They looked ok to me though I'm no expert.

http://ozwargaming.com/viewtopic.php?f=131&t=5627

Re: 1st Roman Unit WIP

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:21 pm
by greatwhitezulu
what about...

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perhaps not :P

Re: 1st Roman Unit WIP

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:15 am
by Admin Fella
greatwhitezulu wrote:what about...

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perhaps not :P
I did enjoy those books. :)

Re: 1st Roman Unit WIP

Posted: Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:20 am
by Admin Fella
Well here is where I am up to. Not much further to go, 2 figures, transfers, touchups and hopefully done next time I am home.

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