My Miniart Romans and Goths arrived in the post yesterday.
I'm quite pleased with these figures. The sculpting is quite good with quite dynamic poses and all the proportions are anatomically correct.
A couple of drawbacks, as covered in the PSR review, though; there is a fair amount of flash that will require a bit of work with the scalpel and heated needle to remove.
There's a couple of figures that I'm not sure about though. The Roman soldiers in the so called 'Attic' style helmets just don't seem right. Even though there are frequent representations of the style in art, there's no archaeological evidence that they actually existed. I'll see if I can get by without them, but I may have to use them if I need the numbers.
As the Romans have a surfeit of missile troops, I might actually make some of them defect to the Gothic side to bolster their skirmish abilities!
I'm not looking forward to painting the shields, I can tell you now! I'll try and experiment with designs made on the computer before I try bodging up some hand painted shields. I'll keep you posted with my progress!
|Roman sprue (1 of 4 in a box)|