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  • #114392
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
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    I’ve started working on some Victrix Romans now that my Carthaginians are mostly done. I’m really liking the Victrix figures! I decided to start with some separate command stands rather than incorporate these figures into the ranks.  Yes, I realize now that I probably used the wrong shields for the aquilifers but hey, who can prove it’s historically inaccurate?

    Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
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    #114409
    Ochoin
    Ochoin
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    Outstanding.

    Apart from the beautiful paint jobs, the figures have the arrogance & the brutality you assign to the Romans.

     

    donald

    #114470
    Iain Fuller
    Iain Fuller
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    What Ochoin said!

    I really like these.

    #114589
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
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    Thanks, gents. I appreciate the comments.

    Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
    More verbosity: http://petiteguerre.blogspot.com/

    #115303
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
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    Some more command stands. This time, the Carthaginians. A mix of figures. Mostly Victrix but including a Navigator standard bearer and a standing and mounted Relic Hannibal. The standard bearer behind the standing Hannibal is an old Ral Partha figure.

    (I really need to see if I can adjust the depth of field on my cell phone camera. A few of these are a bit blurry and I can’t see the phone screen well enough to tell if it’s focused where I want it when I take the photo!)

    Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
    More verbosity: http://petiteguerre.blogspot.com/

    #115321
    Ochoin
    Ochoin
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    Blurry? That’s because my eyes are tearing up because I can’t paint half so well.

    Absolutely great figures.

     

    donald

    #116014
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
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    A couple more ancients bases finished. I needed some Cretan and Gallic archers to fill out some army lists. Now, I’ve had a grudge against Old Glory for quite some time. Long story, but I haven’t bought any of their figures for 20+ years. Long enough to hold a grudge and, besides, If I want to encourage US figure manufacturers, goodness know I ain’t got many options.

    Meh. The Gauls are OK and since all my other Gauls are OG, they fit right in. Can’t say I’m impressed with the Cretans at all. The castings were clean, the service was good (after a bit of confusion on my part over how their on-line ordering worked). But the sculpting is not very competitive. Well, maybe it is considering the price. Still, for bulk troops….

    Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
    More verbosity: http://petiteguerre.blogspot.com/

    #117400
    Autodidact-O-Saurus
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    Trundling along with this project. Up next, six stands of Roman velites. More Victrix figures. In general I like these figures, though some of the figures’ shoulders look a wee bit too broad. Being poor lads I didn’t see the need to paint much bling. Nice, serviceable figures. I’m a little nervous regarding the fragility of some of the pila. Time will tell, I suppose.

    Self taught, persistently behind the times, never up to date. AKA ~ jeff
    More verbosity: http://petiteguerre.blogspot.com/

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