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Author Topic: Early Byzantines- Goths/Ostrogoths Close Ups-Single Bases UPDATE P.26 08/08/21  (Read 24557 times)

Offline Atheling

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Thanks again guys :)

As usual they are all of a superb standard  but that last command group stand is just stunning

I'm always playing around with the composition of the miniatures of the command bases/vignettes. Originally there was going to be a Late Roman/Early Byzantine type casualty on the base next to the discarded shield. In the end I decided less is more and to have both the miniatures towards the rear of the base, that way you can create a more dynamic look just by leaving larger areas of negative space. I hope that makes sense as I'm feeling a bit tired at the mo' and not very alert  ???

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More pictures and historical meanderings on my Just Add Water blog here:
http://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com/2021/07/first-goth-unit.html


Finally the first unit of Goths is ready after their stint in the vanishing queue waiting and giving the glass a week to go off before matting down. It takes time but it's worth it just to know that any speckling/frosting is as minimal as possible.

Unlike their Early Byzantine enemies it has taken a wee bit more time to get the unit finished due to the none uniform appearance. I really love painting up Bill's sculpts - they are a bit like Crusader miniatures in that there is plenty of surface area to play around with.

The completed Back Ranks:


A couple of Snaps of the Unit as a Whole:


Offline 2010sunburst

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Superb work.  Real individual character in each figure.

Offline Tonhel

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Lovely unit! :-*

Offline Atheling

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Thank you kind sirs :)

Superb work.  Real individual character in each figure.

It was helped a little by mixing in some Footsore Early Saxons with larger shields in place of the bucklers- which presented it's own problems as the Early Saxons are definitely designed with the smaller bucklers in mind - it was difficult to reach some parts of the mini's with the old brush.

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Lovely unit with great character.  :-* :-* :-*

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Another fine unit!  Yes, I imagine the irregularity does add to the painting time.

Offline Atheling

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Thanks guys :)

Another fine unit!  Yes, I imagine the irregularity does add to the painting time.

It does. It can also be part of the fun, it depends on my mood  lol
« Last Edit: July 26, 2021, 05:58:02 AM by Atheling »

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The second batch of Steppe Nomads to complete the fist unit of 12 is now done and dusted. OK, all complete bar the varnishing process; stage one, the gloss, which is about to take place tomorrow.

More pics can be seen on my blog here:
https://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com/2021/07/steppe-nomads-ii.html


It is worth mentioning again that unless very wealthy and able to afford more exotic types of horse/pony most of the ponies 5-6th Century Steppe Nomads would have had access too would not have had such a variation of colour and patterns on their mounts. Again, artistic license has been taken on that point.

The first batch of 6 are now based and will be ready to photograph tomorrow once the sand etc has dried and I can get some paint on the bases followed by the ubiquitous grass tufts of various proportions and colours.








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Not to blow my own trumpet but I am amazed at my output at present! Admittedly it is partially the result of the varnish queue that had accrued over the weeks but I do think that there is some acceleration with the old brush too!

More pictures of the unit and of the single bases can be seen on my blog here:
https://justaddwater-bedford.blogspot.com/2021/07/steppe-nomads-half-cantabrian-circle.html


Here are a few tasters:





Offline Doom Beard 78

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All looking good there, great sense of movement even the mass ranked units

Offline Atheling

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All looking good there, great sense of movement even the mass ranked units

Thanks mate. Hopefully the last three bases will add to the sense of movement (fingers crossed!) :)

Offline Tonhel

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Again beautiful work! :-*

Offline Engel

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Really good looking!

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