Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Victrix Armoured Samnites - WIP +1

Finished up painting the figures-proper; including jazzing up some of the tunics. Awaiting the arrival of the LBMS shield transfers order.
Well, sorry for bombarding you all with close, back-to-back posts, but wanted to show them off as not sure when the transfers will arrive. Hopefully soon, and once completed I'll post a "final" one with them based. Cheers to you all!

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    1. Thanks, Michal! I really like these Victrix sculpts. Kind regards, Dean

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    2. Agree. My favourite in Ancient plastics.

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  2. The shield transfers for them are great. It is easier to do more fancy patterns on the tunics of the unarmoured Samnites.

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    1. Thanks, Mike! Looking forward to seeing them with shields. I'm glad I got the armored set, as I don't want any more tunic areas to paint. Lol! Warm regards, Dean

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  3. Nice progresses, they look great!

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    1. Thanks, Phil! Appreciate the kind words of encouragement. Warmest, Dean

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  4. Looking fantastic Deano! You dont want to come down here, (West Aust) to assist with my painting do you?:)
    Keep up the great results.

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    1. Thank you so much for the kind compliments and invite! However, I'm a dyed in the wool "Staycation" kind of guy. :) That all said, you're Italian Hill Tribe guys are making me think of adding some Aventine fellows - maybe cavalry. Best regards, Dean

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  5. These little details has made great difference!
    It's going great!

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    1. Thank you very much! Looking forward to "shielding" them with the LBMS beauties! :) Kind regards, Dean

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  6. Lovely work as always and steaming along as always!
    Best Iain

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    1. Ah, thank you for your kind thoughts as always, Iain. Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks a lot, Simon. Appreciate the encouraging words. Now all I need to do is not mess up on the shield transfers! :) Lol! Best, Dean

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  8. Lovely work Dean, good luck with the transfers, I hate transfers!

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    1. Lol! Thanks, Fran. Regular water-slide decals are no problem (usually), but as beautiful as they are LBMS transfers can be a bit tricky - sticking them on off center will ruin it. We'll see! Kind regards, Dean

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  9. They look fantastic! The washes really set off the detail without blocking any of your great brushwork.

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    1. Thanks, Allan. The sculpting is crisps and well-defined which enhances the washes. I added a bit of PVA glue and some Future Floor Shine to the ink/stain to help it flow and settle into the crevices better too. Warmest regards, Dean

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  10. Nice work Dean...looking forward to the shields 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Matt! I just ordered a set each of Greek Light Cav and Bowmen - along with more LBMS shield transfers! :) Best, Dean

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  11. They look outstanding! I have debated adding Samnites to my Punic Wars collection... and these aren't helping me resist the idea, Dean! :-)

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    1. Thank you very much for the kind compliments, Peter. Well, at least you have a Punic Wars collection to add to! :) I had sold off most of my Macedonian/Successor army (along w/Hoplites, Gauls, etc.) a few years ago. I only kept a few Foundry Hypaspists, two towered Aventine Elies and some Cataphracts. I've been eyeing the Victrix plastic Ancients ranges ever since they've been out. I finally broke down an picked these Sammies up. No regrets. They remind me of 1/72nd Airfix figures when I first got into figures (decades ago!). Quite fun! Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Ray! Warm regards, Dean

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  13. Marvellous work Dean! Cheers!

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    1. Hey, RM! Longtime "no see" Glad to hear from you. Kindest regards, Dean

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