Sunday, February 10, 2013

Miniart Archers - Painting Challenge Entry #8

Here's a small half-stand of Miniart archers I completed for the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. My output has definitely slowed, but I'm hoping to have some more Roman medium and light cavalry and some more Germanic infantry (possibly Germanic cavalry, too!) before the challenge is over in mid-March.

I've used the same brush-bristle technique for the bowstrings as I used in my first archers' stand, and set the off-centre, so that when they are standing formed up with the other archer stand they won't be in any danger of taking out the front row!

Whereas the Italeri archers are definitely Romans, the Miniart figures could conceivably be used for Germanic forces too.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Gothic Hordes!

Another Late Antiquity entry for the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge. This time a Germanic infantry stand. The front row are all Miniart figures, while the rear are Strelets. I had fun with these, and the reward is that Curt awards extra points for hand-painted shields!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Onward Christian Soldiers

A long time between posts!

As part of the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge I've painted up a command stand of Newline Designs Romans. I've painted up the infantry commander and his retinue as an extra infantry stand incorporating a command element, so that it will add its strength to the infantry line, but acts as a command bonuses to those units around it.

As befits a commander, I've given his bodyguard inspirational Chi-Rho designs to their shields so that all know that God is on their side!