Wednesday, February 22, 2012

eBay Romans

I took the risky gamble of buying some painted Romans off eBay this week. Last year after discovering eBay I went a little crazy and got quite badly burnt with some choice buys. However, this little lot worked out quite well and with a little extra work they have reached muster.

Behind the armoured Auxiliaries can be seen another unit that has sat dormant for months, my Judean slingers.

I based them to match my skirmishing units. I think it's fair to say that after a time away, I have the painting bug again.

I have retouched most of the colours and repainted the tunics completely. Still, even with these changes the whole unit was made ready in just a couple of hours.

The shields were all hand painted and look good, I have added a little weathering just to give them that campaign look. Buying a unit like this has saved me a lot of time.

The figures are Warlord Games plastic Auxiliaries. They arrived mostly ok with only one broken spear.


Grenzer John said...

Great stuff! Your work is always inspiring... and often depressing to me.

Secundus said...

My work is often depressing to me aswell lol. I found it really hard this year to find actual time to paint.

james m. wolfe said...

keep up the goo work