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Peithetairos29 Jul 2021 12:49 p.m. PST

I finished some Agema Miniatures Republican Romans (and one Iberian Scutati) and have to say, I am fairly pleased about the shield designs. A great improvement over my attempts in 15mm back in the day.

I detailed some of the painting steps on my blog, focusing on painting red, shading TMM and finally, how to go about shield designs. Obviously you also find more pictures of the three legionaries.

I am also experimenting with an new photo setup: infinite background with a scenic arrangement. What do you think?

Iron Rain Fell Painting Roman Republican Romans Blog Post

chrisminiaturefigs29 Jul 2021 1:00 p.m. PST

Splendid painting, love those shields.

dilettante Supporting Member of TMP29 Jul 2021 2:59 p.m. PST


Berzerker7329 Jul 2021 4:11 p.m. PST

Fantastic painting !

Brandock Daha30 Jul 2021 4:06 a.m. PST

Dude the experiment is a success. The paint jobs are excellent and the background simply brings the whole thing into a realm of reality otherwise difficult to capture.

Exemplary execution.

Peithetairos30 Jul 2021 4:46 a.m. PST

Thank you all, much obliged. @Brandock Daha: Yes, I really like the new scenic setup without background. The idea was to capture that theatrical effect, were a warrior steps out of the dark or fog.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2021 5:56 a.m. PST

Top-notch work. Two thumbs up.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP30 Jul 2021 12:03 p.m. PST

Great work!

Peithetairos31 Jul 2021 1:34 p.m. PST

Thank you! I have a few more in the pipeline. I aim to feature unique shield designs on all of them. Won't be an army in the end, but a skirmish force.

Personal logo Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2021 11:31 a.m. PST

Those look too nice to game with. grin

Personal logo Der Alte Fritz Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Sep 2021 10:39 a.m. PST

Beautiful figures and brushwork.

Philotep10 Sep 2021 3:04 a.m. PST

Wonderful! Your shields are very inspiring, and the whole scene is a real eye candy.

pikeman66610 Sep 2021 7:23 p.m. PST

So did you hand paint those shields?

Peithetairos22 Dec 2021 2:13 p.m. PST

@pikeman666: Yes, I indeed did. Entirely hand-painted.

I now also have a 360 showcase of these miniatures available on YouTube. Editing was done in Davinci Resolve.

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