Thursday, March 28, 2013

6mm Triarii Progress, and Thanks Rev!

I've been chipping away at some of the 6mm Romans for Phil and hoping to make a major push on them over Easter. Here's the WIP on the triarii.

After washing with raw umber of over a white undercoat I painted them in the order of mail shirts - back of shields - spears - front of shields - flesh - helmets - plumes. With the camera zoom I can see dodgy paintwork I honestly can't detect asily while looking at the actual figures. All the colours are quite pale, and I'm thinking of giving them a wash with some diluted stain varnish to define some of the detail a little more.

I must say that I'm impressed by the detail, and by how easy it is really to whack some paint on them. I think they'll look ok. I don't want to be the subject of one of Phil's epic rants!

In other news, the figure I was kindly awarded by the Mad Padre, Mrs Padre and Stanley the Cat arrived safely, and it is a cracker. Thanks Rev!


  1. They look better than my 15mm ones just about ;-) Nice job

  2. They look damn good to me Dux!

  3. They are looking pretty good. I think another wash would be in order.

  4. Stanley the Cat says glad you liked the mini. He keeps waiting for the postman and hoping for treats from downunder. Something about roo flavoured catfood?