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Midlander6521 Jan 2021 10:07 a.m. PST

I've just finished another unit of my "1980s revival" late Roman army. As with the earlier units, most of the figures were bought in the early 80s but after painting a couple of units, my progress stalled and I only picked it up again at the start of last year. I'm a very slow painter but starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel with only a unit of horse archers, two auxillia and some generals to go.

This unit is a mix of the old Asgard (then Table Top Games and now Alternative Armies) riders and Minifigs horses (plus two from Gladiator). The lances are from 0.7mm brass wire with aluminium foil for the streamers.

I wanted to try to get a bit of variety from the old mono-pose figures so I reshaped some of the cloaks and horses tails by cutting and filing. Unfortunately I broke off a couple of tails in doing this but making replacements from Miliput over a wire armature was easier than I expected.

There are more photos and a detailed write up on my Small Italian Wars blog.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2021 10:24 a.m. PST

Those look great.

Extrabio1947 Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2021 10:26 a.m. PST

Very nicely done

Huscarle21 Jan 2021 11:22 a.m. PST

Nicely done, they will do the Emperor proud grin

KevinV21 Jan 2021 11:23 a.m. PST

Nice. Thanks for posting.

Legionarius21 Jan 2021 11:27 a.m. PST

Excellent work. Nicely painted and you have achieved a great deal of subtle variation. I truly enjoy when people revive older miniatures and paint them up to a high standards. Good painting can do wonders for a figure. Your cataphract unit is a battle winner. Charge those barbarians!

Swampster21 Jan 2021 1:20 p.m. PST

Some of your previous posts about using older style figures inspired me to get some Minifigs and I've been very pleased with them.

nsolomon9921 Jan 2021 4:58 p.m. PST

Those are superb.

Archon6421 Jan 2021 10:00 p.m. PST

Looking great.

Fat Wally22 Jan 2021 11:21 a.m. PST

Lovely work

Midlander6527 Jan 2021 2:37 p.m. PST

Thanks very much for the kind and encouraging comments.

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