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Offline rumacara

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« on: September 24, 2013, 09:35:36 AM »
Hello Prof.Witchheimer

Very nice project indeed with lots of inspiration pics.
Ive started a project of a roman street gang and here are two pictures of miniatures that might give you some ideas for the roman civilians


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« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2013, 09:37:08 AM »
OOOPPPPPSS

here his the other picture

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Roman Street Gang
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2014, 12:47:35 PM »
@Rumacara- I did miss your post till today, sorry! Very interesting choice of figures, a bit chunky and clumsy but in a good way. I think I like them. Who makes them?

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2014, 11:11:49 AM »
Hello

Sorry for not answering untill today.
Many of the miniatures are foundry veteran legionaires (cesarian range) unarmoured and many more are transformations ive made.
From wargames foundry to crusader miniatures and west wind productions, and of course lots of green stuff and head swap.
Here are some painted models.

If you need the specific models ive used i can tell the references.
I will have more transformed soon and i will post them.

Cheers

Rumacara

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2014, 11:19:50 AM »
ooppppssss
new kid on the block

Sorry but ive placed two of the same images
Here are a few more.
These are for a project of a roman small patroll using what they have on "a night behind enemy lines".
The idea is that the romans are advacing on enemy territory and are sending patrols of veterans to investigate and cause trouble against their foes.

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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2014, 11:22:51 AM »
and the last for now
These are foundry and warlord plastic cesarian romans with games workshop and west wind pict heads plus sculped capes.

cheers

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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2014, 11:41:49 AM »
Ok
Lets see if this time i get it right.
On this picture from left to right front row are:
1 - sculped by me except head (games workshop)
2 and 4 transformed from plastic warlord legionaires, celtic bodies and green stuff (heads are from warlord plastic brittish infantry box)
3 - wargames foundry with gw head again

back row from left to right:
1 - west wind pict (yes some will do)
2 - crusader miniatures gladiator
3 - aventine miniatures spartacus range
4 - transformed from plastic warlord legionaires, celtic bodies and green stuff (heads are from warlord plastic brittish infantry box)

next 6 figures front row from left to right:
1 2 3 - foundry veteran legionaires (3 as a cape sculped) with plastic shields

back row from left to right:
1 - crusader miniatures gladiators range
2 - wargames foundry with plastic head from gripping beast
3 - foundry veteran legionaires

boss in front has a foundry base, head from west wind, cape and left arm sculped

gladiators right are:
1 - crusader miniatures
2 - wargames foundry
3 - wargames foundry veteran legionaire
4 - aventine miniatures spartacus range

I hope this list its usefull

Cheers

rumacara

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Re: Roman Street Gang
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2014, 12:17:44 PM »
I've created a thread with your posts, it's a great conversion inspiration and worth to have an own place.

Thanks for the list with the miniatures, very useful, hope to see them all painted :)

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Re: Roman Street Gang
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2014, 12:42:43 PM »
Hello Prof. Witchheimer

First thanks for creating this post.
Like you could see im not confortable with postings. My skill with a computer is not the best thing.
I hope you and everyone else on this forum can share their painted roman civilians with me and all.
I have some ideas to complete this post and as im going on i will post some pics and write some usefull tips.

Cheers all

Rumacara

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Re: Roman Street Gang
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2014, 12:45:10 PM »
I have some ideas to complete this post and as im going on i will post some pics and write some usefull tips.

Good idea, looking forward to see and read more here!

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Re: Roman Street Gang
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2014, 12:55:12 PM »
Ruma, this may be the first time this GW headsculpt has EVER looked good.


Good work on all.
It's nothing, sir. Just a burn from a ray gun.

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Re: Roman Street Gang
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2014, 03:37:44 PM »
Hello Prof.Witchheimer

Very nice project indeed with lots of inspiration pics.
Ive started a project of a roman street gang and here are two pictures of miniatures that might give you some ideas for the roman civilians


Cheers

Rumacara

Do you have in mind to play with the Ganesha rules "Song of Shadows and Dust" ?

Because, you conversion will be perfect for the job  o_o

i'm starting a similar project like you but based actually on the civilians side (see details here, using the translate button) .  ;)

but i now produce some gangers too :

Frenchy Eric, aka Ch'ti Eric or Re-Animator
"J'ai bon caractere mais j'ai le glaive vengeur et le bras seculier"

http://chti-reanimator59.blogspot.fr[

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Re: Roman Street Gang
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2014, 04:06:34 PM »
Fascinating project. Would a Roman street gang really be uniformly fitted out with shields or even have any shields at all? I would think they'd be unwieldy in close quarters street fighting and attract quite a lot of attention.

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Re: Roman Street Gang
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2014, 05:43:10 PM »
Hello all

Doowopapocalypse the games workshop head is a most and it has endless use. You can see other people using it in other miniatures and it also looks great. The only problem is with the scale. When you mix 30mm or even 32mm heads on smaller figures they tend to be bigger than the miniature itself. Thanks for your opinion. :)

Nervisfr, im sorry but ive never heard about the Ganesha rules "Song of Shadows and Dust" but this is a good tip. For the time being im just collecting, converting and hopefully painting the miniatures but as soon as i have enough miniatures i plan to search for some rules. Eric those gangers are very nice indeed. Does the first on is a crusader miniature?

Axabrax, you probably are right about the shields but i wanted the miniatures to be used in other projects.
Imagine the same miniatures for the following;

Roman street gang
Spartacus revolt
Roman warship armed crew
Roman bandits gang
Ancient pirates
and so many more things. If i could i would buy several and convert hundreds for al these themes but miniatures are expensive and i have to stick with some for all these ideas. :o

For all those of you that like this project there are some great news. Victrix miniatures are about to launch 2 new boxes of plastic greek light armed figures that are great to convert to this theme and others so keep a look at Victrix for those.

Cheers all

Rumacara

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Re: Roman Street Gang
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2014, 07:23:37 AM »
Fascinating project. Would a Roman street gang really be uniformly fitted out with shields or even have any shields at all? I would think they'd be unwieldy in close quarters street fighting and attract quite a lot of attention.

Bearing of weapons within the city of Rome was strictly forbidden. The gangsters had to conceal their weapons under the clothes and they surely didn't care about having shields. But like rumacara said, of course it's possible to use the figures for various reasons scenarios outside of Rome.

 

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