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BigLee Inactive Member07 Jan 2016 1:54 p.m. PST

I have been painting 6mm figures for some years now but recently I branched into ancients, in particular the 2nd Punic War. I've been plugging away with a Republican Roman Army and posting the results on my Blog and have had several requests from readers for a painting tutorial. Now I'm no expert but I was keen to dispel the myth that 6mm is impossibly difficult so I decided to write a step-by-step guide to how I paint in this scale.

How to Paint 6mm Romans


If a ham-fisted clod like me can produce acceptable quality figures then anyone can.


Rich Trevino Inactive Member07 Jan 2016 3:03 p.m. PST

thank you, Sir

John Leahy07 Jan 2016 5:52 p.m. PST

Nicely done!

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2016 10:01 a.m. PST

Excellent, concise and clear.
Your steps are very similar to mine for 10mm. I hadn't considered a brown primer base, which looks like it works quite well.

Out of curiosity, what do you mean by "waterproof ink pens" for the shield details? Are you referring to permanent markers (Sharpie, etc.), acyrlic paint pens, or something else?

Onomarchos Supporting Member of TMP08 Jan 2016 1:21 p.m. PST


See his post here:


He talks about them.


LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Jan 2016 2:49 p.m. PST

BigLee, nice easy to follow notes well done.

For those in the UK Cult Pens : carry all sorts use the Artline and Copic multiliner pens.
Nice to see someone else using a sensible painting system, used the same basic system myself for the last 35 years lol

Personal logo oldbob Supporting Member of TMP09 Jan 2016 10:27 a.m. PST

Great style, they look great.

VicCina Supporting Member of TMP18 Jan 2016 12:57 p.m. PST

Great job!

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