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08 Aug 2020 9:05 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Aventine Early Byzantine Heavies- Hand Painted Banner" to "Aventine Early Byzantine Heavies - Hand Painted Banner"

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Atheling08 Aug 2020 3:40 a.m. PST

I have absolutely enjoyed every moment of painting up this unit. They really are beautifully crafted miniatures and deserved all the TLC they received.

The last two ranks are currently drying after glossing and on the advice of meistro Redzed I'm going to be leaving the gloss to go off thoroughly for a few days before matting down.

i hope you enjoy the pics half as much as I did painting them up.

More pics including close ups and waffling can be found on my blog here:

Huscarle Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2020 5:02 a.m. PST

Absolutely gorgeous (painting & sculpts) thumbs up

Extrabio194708 Aug 2020 5:38 a.m. PST

Beautiful banner. Unfortunate positioning of the spear, tho. 😉

Legionarius08 Aug 2020 6:13 a.m. PST

Exquisite painting!

Personal logo BigRedBat Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Aug 2020 6:56 a.m. PST

Super work!

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2020 7:45 a.m. PST

Unfortunate positioning of the spear, tho. 😉
He can just be traded out with the front rank spear element and presto!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP08 Aug 2020 10:21 a.m. PST

That's great.

JJartist09 Aug 2020 9:26 a.m. PST

Very nice!

Doc Martens from Canada11 Aug 2020 6:11 p.m. PST

Yes, very nicely done!

Atheling13 Aug 2020 3:45 a.m. PST

Thanks guys :)

Beautiful banner. Unfortunate positioning of the spear, tho. 😉


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Come In Nighthawk14 Aug 2020 6:09 p.m. PST

Why are the "shoulder straps" green?

Atheling17 Aug 2020 2:35 a.m. PST

Why are the "shoulder straps" green?

Because…. this unit is representing dismounted Bucellarii, the very men Belisaruis ordered to dismount to face the Sassanians at Dara- they heave the best harness/kit. Leather was often dyed in many colours hues.

Also, for aesthetic reasons and to partly justify the years spent at art college ;>) Quite basic really; red and green complementary colours.

What colour would you have painted them?

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