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Offline majorsmith

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #15 on: September 13, 2019, 10:37:07 PM »
Very nice!

Offline aphillathehun

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #16 on: September 13, 2019, 11:19:07 PM »

Congratulations Keith and Adam!

The first batch of figures look awesome.  Sadly they arrive at the same time I am being laid off.  As soon as I'm resituated, this will be my project!

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #17 on: September 15, 2019, 07:55:44 PM »
Latest WIP, nearing the end, just a wait for Steve to get some time to do the transfers.




Around 6 1/2 hours to do that lot.

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Offline Burnin Coal

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #18 on: September 15, 2019, 08:26:16 PM »
Very nice indeed....in six and a half hours ?!?!....After six and a half hours Id still be deciding which paint or brush to use

Offline aphillathehun

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2019, 08:32:40 PM »
Absolutely superb.  Arguably one of the two biggest gaps in the 28mm market covering the late antique / early medieval period is finally being filled in terms of the importance of the subject.   The other being the troops that spearheaded the 7th Century Muslim conquests.   Will Aventine be producing a range for the latter at some point?

I would hope to see pre-Islamic arab types as they were prominent allies on both sides of the Byzantine/Sassanid wars.  Would fit right in with Aventine's offerings....

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2019, 08:36:07 PM »
I would hope to see pre-Islamic arab types as they were prominent allies on both sides of the Byzantine/Sassanid wars.  Would fit right in with Aventine's offerings....

Yep, that would be a very interesting addition  8)
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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #21 on: September 18, 2019, 01:09:34 AM »
Yep, that would be a very interesting addition  8)

I would very much like to see that - AFTER the Byzantine kavalarrioi and boukellarioi.

I have an early Sassanid army that is a mix of Aventine and A&A (relatively more A&A) and a good start on a late Sassanid army (mostly Aventine).  I can't wait to get the Byzantine lead in hand.



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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #22 on: September 18, 2019, 02:57:31 AM »
What period is early Byzantium; 4th century? A little later?

Offline Ethelred the Almost Ready

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #23 on: September 18, 2019, 05:56:52 AM »
Brilliant figures.  There would also have good potential for fantasy.  For Tolkien nuts these could be soldiers of Gondor or with a shield change and a bit of long hair would make nice elves.

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #24 on: September 18, 2019, 07:02:33 AM »
What period is early Byzantium; 4th century? A little later?

These are post Taginae 552AD the next unit will be less armoured and suitable for an earlier start date.

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #25 on: September 18, 2019, 07:03:22 PM »
I think it would be quite fit for Heraklios and even later armies. Early thematic.
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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2019, 04:56:50 PM »
Some photos of a unit Adam has finished.





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Keith

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2019, 05:00:39 PM »

Nice!  Are those transfers or is Adam just showing off his painting skills on the shields?

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2019, 05:06:18 PM »
Transfers from a different range that he bought and has adapted (he removed the cross and painted in the diagonals) they are a bit smaller so he cut around the transfer to the size of the shields to avoid the lines and then painted in the borders. The few that had the edges of the transfer showing he has painted with distressed/missing covers as exposed planking. Steve at LBMS has not had any free time to create any new ones yet bit is hopeful that he will soon.

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Re: Aventine Miniatures Early Byzantines!
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2019, 09:51:19 PM »
Gosh, I do like those!! Can't wait to see how the bucellarii and regular cavalry come out eventually... I'd convinced myself I was never going to paint any more ancients/dark age figures but I may make an exception now!