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Offline sgzleada71

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Return to The Punic Wars
« on: December 12, 2020, 11:16:18 AM »
On returning to miniature painting ~ 5 yrs ago, after many years layoff since childhood,  I did a 2nd Punic war, Battle of Lake Trasimene Diorama.  Since then my knowledge of the period has grown as have my miniature skills so I feel it's time to revisit this most epic period of ancient history.   I thought it  might be nice to share some of the works in progress here and get any tips/ suggestions and other feedback.     

Offline sgzleada71

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Re: Return to The Punic Wars
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2020, 11:21:47 AM »
This was my effort   a few years ago.   You may note some historical inaccuracies  ie  Lorica Segmentata.  ( Hollywood  error !)   In fact  most of the Romans look post Marian reforms  now I look at them.    Anyhow that's the starting point.   I'm now working on a series of smaller  modular Punic war "brigades" .    Will show progress shots soon.   
« Last Edit: December 12, 2020, 11:24:26 AM by sgzleada71 »

Offline sgzleada71

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Re: Return to The Punic Wars
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2020, 11:26:05 AM »
hand painted Iberian Shields ( not very well). 

Offline Mindenbrush

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Re: Return to The Punic Wars
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2020, 11:37:43 AM »
That is quite the diorama, last time I saw anything like that was at Hamburg’s Tactica show.
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Offline Fremitus Borealis

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Re: Return to The Punic Wars
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2020, 03:42:32 PM »
Wow, that is really cool! I've thought about trying my hand at dioramas here and there. I always talk myself out of it, due to lack of skill ( :D ) and the fact that, in my head at least, once the minis are part of a diorama, that's where they are, and you can't use them for anything else. But I gotta say, your presentation here is really inspiring!
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Offline sgzleada71

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Re: Return to The Punic Wars
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2020, 12:39:21 AM »
Thanks guys  but that's the work form ~ 2 yrs ago.     Here's the more recent stuff.   Starting w  my Carthaginian Sacred Band  backed by big Bull Elephant.   

Offline sgzleada71

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Re: Return to The Punic Wars
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2020, 12:40:22 AM »
from the front ...

Offline sgzleada71

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Re: Return to The Punic Wars
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2020, 12:41:25 AM »
and the view the camp followers would have got ...

Offline sgzleada71

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Re: Return to The Punic Wars
« Reply #8 on: December 13, 2020, 12:44:53 AM »
other side

models mostly from Victrix,  a few Agema guys a bit of kit bashing  etc..

Really liking the Agema figures.    More of them to come  especially w the Roman Manipular Legion.   

Offline sgzleada71

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Re: Return to The Punic Wars
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2020, 02:51:23 PM »
starting on some Roman Princepes.  Picked up this nice orange brown paint by Reaper the other day to use on their tunics.   I like the colour a lot. 

Offline sgzleada71

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Re: Return to The Punic Wars
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2020, 02:53:34 PM »
bit more done ...

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Re: Return to The Punic Wars
« Reply #11 on: December 15, 2020, 06:43:39 AM »
 I like your bases and the staged photos- Wonderful work.

Offline sgzleada71

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Re: Return to The Punic Wars
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2020, 12:39:58 PM »
Thanks Codsticker.    Here's the 1st principe ( principe principe you could say :)   )    almost done ....

Offline sgzleada71

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Re: Return to The Punic Wars
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2020, 12:49:27 PM »
Velites based now .   Mostly  Agema figures.   

Offline sgzleada71

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Re: Return to The Punic Wars
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2020, 12:56:12 PM »
and from reverse..

I used a new method for me to base.   Glued the figures to the board then made a perimeter border of masking tape.    As it was going to be difficult to get between the legs and soothe out the stands with modeling putty, as I do for single figures, I  tried just pouring in a thin layer of  epoxy resin mixed with dark paint.   Once semi dry I sprinkled in some grit.   Then just gave a wash of Citadel Nuln Oil  and a  bit of grass.    I'm  pretty happy with the result and made things a lot easier. 

 

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