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Gunner Dunbar06 Oct 2023 3:17 p.m. PST

Hi guys

Finished the first of 3 legions for my 1/72 Republican Romans, the other 2 will be yellow and light blue, figures are Hat, some slight conversion in there, I originally intended to heavily convert all of them, and adding more detail, but the project stalled, and I decided to just paint them to get them finished, the second yellow legion is being finished now, I'll go back to the original concept of heavy conversion for the 3rd blue legion, I haven't started any work on that one yet. Still working on the Triarii and foot command, these are based for DBMM. Still debating whether to get decals for the shields, leave plain or hand paint decorations, once I decide I'll add a little damage and weathering to them.










cavcrazy06 Oct 2023 3:39 p.m. PST

Very cool. I look forward to seeing the next 2 legions.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2023 4:02 p.m. PST

Very nice! Romani victores!

Legionarius06 Oct 2023 5:01 p.m. PST

Advance the Legions!

Blackhorse MP07 Oct 2023 5:00 a.m. PST

Nice looking figures. As those are the Hat soft plastic figures, I'm curious what your process is for getting the paint to stick long term, as those type figures are notorious for their inability to keep paint from flaking off in a major way. Especially with all the "bendy" spears, swords, plumes and of course ankles.

I myself have a 1/72 ACW project mostly complete where I had to experiment extensively to find a way to keep the paint on those plastic figures. Some of the products I tried were Minwax polyshades, Future floor wax, clear Plasti-Dip spray and ModPodge. I found I liked the ModPodge and Plasti-Dip the best. They both did a good job of stiffening up the figures and sealing the paint between two layers of protection so when(not if) they do bend and the paint wants to flake off it has nowhere to go. My simple process was:

Wash figures Layer of ModPodge Paint ModPodge Matte Varnish. Same process for Plasti-Dip.

So what's your secret?

Gunner Dunbar07 Oct 2023 2:10 p.m. PST

Nothing to teach you there, wash, undercoat, paint and seal, haven't tried modpodge, will give it a go.

dantheman07 Oct 2023 5:24 p.m. PST

Great job! I have all sorts of scales in metal, but have a soft spot for 1/72 plastics. My ACW army is this scale.

When did you get your figures? Wanted to do Ancients or Napoleonics in 1/72 but in the USA supply is currently sporadic.

Gunner Dunbar08 Oct 2023 2:04 p.m. PST

This is a fairly old project that I've re started, at least 10 years old, I've bought a few different packs to add to it, but yes, a lot of packs are getting hard to find.

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