Again it's been a good while time since my last blog post, life has been pretty hectic the past few weeks, months and probably year or 2 so fingers crossed for the next few months. Anyway I have continued with the help of the MMM group challenge and chats to make some good progress on some almost forgotten projects. The 1st of these is my little dabble with ancients. . .
I am pleased to say I have finally completed my 1st DBA army, and if your interested I have made a wee video of the completed troops.
The troops are from the Xyston range of ancients and are absolutely lovely little figures. I've painted them up as an Athenian army to either fight other Greek states or Persians. At 1st the idea of drilling the hands, attaching the shields and after the painting applying the decals/transfers to the shields filled me with dread however they came together really smoothly.
I have really enjoyed painting and also basing the little dudes, the figures have so much character and the variety of poses make them a joy to collect.
The decals I used for the shields are from Little Big Man Studio, after the 1st couple of efforts they went on really sweet and add so much to the finished figures.
Another massive plus for the figures is the quality of the horses, again there are a good few poses and the horses are lovely sculpts.
I thoroughly enjoyed painting the linen on these wee guys and it was a great change from my Naps. The Vallejo model colour range has so many rich shades that are perfect for painting ancients.
I think I maybe painted an extra base or 2 as its easy to get carried away when painting them.
With the basing I had considered using static grass or a combination of burnt grass and tufts however after having looked through pictures of the area I decided to use 2 different types of tufts and keep the ground work quite light. I'm happy enough with the finish.
So what next? Well I still plan to paint my Napoleonic collection however as a fall back I have Macedonians, Persians and plenty more Greeks if I fancy a change.
Next up will be a Prussian cavalry command.
I hope everyone is enjoying their painting and gaming,