Monday, December 08, 2014

Entry 1, Vth Annual Analogue Painting Challenge

This unit is six 28mm Romano-British levy from Gripping Beast.  I bought the starter army for Dux Brit from Too Fat Lardies and it includes 18 of these guys.  I had planned to paint the first six as my last entry in last year's challenge but ran out of time.  I finished them up after it was over, and haven't painted a thing since then other than some of my son's 15mm Sci/Fi.

Six levy from Gripping Beast.



The models themselves are very nice to paint.  They have great detail but not too much clutter.  They were fun and easy (which is why I was able to get six done in a few hours).  I finished them off yesterday but needed to wait until today to take the pictures.

The unit champion.  Not all rules need these, but I paint one for every unit.
Spearman #1, also known as Blondie.
Spearman #2.
Spearman #3.  Gramps.
Spearman #6 with #5 photo-bombing him.
One of things I like about dark ages models is the large shields.  I'm not very good at free hand but I do enjoy painting these shields.  I have decals for the better troops but I figured levy would be painting theirs around the hearth at home rather than having Artsy McArty paint them up for the whole unit.

I'm happy with my start to the Challenge.  These will be the last Romano-Brits you see, unless I get distracted.  I'm planning on hitting a bunch of different projects to keep things fresh since this is a marathon, not a sprint.  Curt gave me an extra six points on these for the hand painted shields which is a very nice gesture on his part.

10 comments:

  1. Great job, and beautiful large shields, you've done a very nice work on them...

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    1. Thanks Phil. I do like all that open, flat surface.

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  2. Very nice. Those shields look great.

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  3. Wonderful, especially the work on the shields - I really must get started!

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  4. Love the theme on the shields - very effective :)

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you like them.

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  5. Great to see the painting mojo returning! Keep up the momentum.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan! It's great to have it back.

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