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DB Draft30 Apr 2023 2:01 a.m. PST

I have finished my first foray into 28mm Ancients with some Victrix models, focusing on the Punic Wars.

These were primarily painted with GW contrast paints.

Up first is a representative Carthaginian core force (without Mercenaries).

Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian30 Apr 2023 4:02 a.m. PST

Looking good! grin

Gozerius30 Apr 2023 4:11 a.m. PST

Wow. Those are really spectacular!

Ran The Cid30 Apr 2023 4:55 a.m. PST

I've wondered if the contrast/speed paint method would work for non GW figures. Turned out well for you.

Fitzovich Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2023 5:28 a.m. PST


TBeyer Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2023 6:06 a.m. PST

Very nice! Were the shield designs done with contrast paints also? What did you use for the red javelin-men tunics and the light tunics of the Numidian cavalry? I have been trying to figure out how to paint very light colors like white tunics with contrast paints.

Perris070730 Apr 2023 7:34 a.m. PST

Berry, berry, nice!

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2023 9:25 a.m. PST

Awesome!! thumbs up

DB Draft30 Apr 2023 2:51 p.m. PST

Thanks for the feedback. The shields are from Little Big Man Studios which are fantastic and really bring the models to life.

The red for the Libyans is Blood Angel Red, some may also have Flesh Tearers Red for variation. The beige on the Numidians is Skeleton Horde. All the whites are done with Apothecary White.

The contrasts are very fun to use and I recommend them. All the models were primed with Army Painter Matt White and then they are ready to block paint with contrast.

The bronze used was from Army Painter. Then I washed this with Reikland Fleshshade.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2023 6:47 p.m. PST

Very nice work.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP01 May 2023 4:47 p.m. PST

Nice work! I love Numidians almost as much as Gustave Adolphe's Finns.

TBeyer Supporting Member of TMP02 May 2023 5:47 a.m. PST

DB Draft, thanks for the tip on contrast paints. A very impressive army, those Victrix Carthaginians are nice figures!

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP08 May 2023 2:37 p.m. PST

These are so great looking!

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