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Title: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 February 2020, 02:43:37 AM
Now I've order the troops its time to open a new painting diary so you can all share the joy of international shipping ;) :-w
and my eventual painting progress :)

This project will produce the following DBA armies
  • 2x II/32a Later Carthaginian - with the extras to do II/32b the in Africa version
  • 2x II/33 Polybian Roman
  • 2x II/39a Iberian, II/39b Celtiberian
  • II/5h Siciliot
  • II/8a Bruttian or Lucanian, II/8c Apulian
  • II/11 Gallic
  • II/9a Syracuse in Sicily

So 10 armies with a pair or Carthaginian and Roman armies plus various 'allies' for Big Battle DBA :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 February 2020, 02:45:29 AM
I've made a start on my painting research for the Punic wars project and I'm thinking about skin tone and hair colours

I typically use Vallejo 955 Flat Flesh highlighted with 845 Sunny Skin Tone and stereo-typically would use 867 Dark Blue Grey for hair for 'Mediterranean types'

I'm interested in any feedback on 'nationalities' that would vary significantly from this

The 'nationalities' included in the armies I'm doing:

Romans
Carthaginian
   Poeni
   Libyan
Numidians
Iberian / Celtiberian
Siciliot
Gauls
Bruttian, Lucanian, Apulian
Syracuse
Tarentines


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 05 February 2020, 01:52:07 AM
I’ve just remembered this useful discussion from a couple of years ago

Skin tones
 http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,16759.msg245604.html#msg245604 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,16759.msg245604.html#msg245604)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Ace of Spades on 05 February 2020, 02:36:29 PM
It's an interesting period with the Romans losing every now and then (and they lose big too!). A buddy of mine wants too play it but his eyes are too bad for 10mm he says so he only wants to go 28mm... =)
Ah well; the research certainly was fun and painting and collecting the Romans too. Too bad he still hasn't finished even one Carthaginian! >:( Could have done both sides in 10mm by now.
Good luck with the project though; I'm sure they'll look great Paul!

Cheers,
Rob


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 05 February 2020, 05:33:59 PM
Thanks Rob, I'm enjoy the research and looking forward to the figures arriving :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: steve_holmes_11 on 05 February 2020, 06:29:23 PM
It's been decades, but my recollection of DBA meets Punic Wars was one of command problems for the polyglot Carthaginians.
This led to their being ground down by the more heterogeneous Roman legions.


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 16 February 2020, 05:27:49 AM
Impatience got the better of me :-w and I asked Leon how my order is progressing  :-[

He replied to my email very promptly as always (despite it being the weekend) :)

Apparently the casting guys were just finishing it off on Friday afternoon <:-P <:-P


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 18 February 2020, 06:17:20 PM
As Leon said my order was completed on Friday, checked on Monday and picked up by the courier on Tuesday :)  :) :)

Tracking shows it as Processed at Teesside :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Leon on 19 February 2020, 01:25:37 AM
'Tis en route!  Hopefully it'll arrive quickly in NZ and Customs can get it processed for you. 


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 February 2020, 03:22:40 AM
It “Departed Facility in EAST MIDLANDS - UK” at 00:52 Wednesday local time


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 February 2020, 04:52:51 AM
According to the parcel tracking service who brought my mat from Europe to Asia, it's still in the warehouse. Curious - we played a game on it yesterday.


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: pierre the shy on 19 February 2020, 06:02:52 AM
I hope this parcel has a smoother run than the ECW stuff we bought a while ago.....that seemed to visit many places along the way IIRC?

Hopefully it will at least equal the best UK/NZ delivery time I have had which stands at 6 days from sending email order to turning up in my mailbox.


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 February 2020, 07:43:32 AM
Yes, the ECW order got stuck in Beijing for quite a while :-w
And neither Leon or I were getting useful answers from the courier company >:(

Given there are no flights from China to NZ at the moment I hope that the courier firm doesn't route it via China :-SS

"Processed at LONDON-HEATHROW - UK" 05:17 Wednesday local time :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Kiwidave on 19 February 2020, 10:00:46 AM
Given there are no flights from China to NZ at the moment I hope that the courier firm doesn't route it via China :-SS

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/e/e7/The_Black_Hole.jpg/220px-The_Black_Hole.jpg)

:D


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 February 2020, 05:37:33 PM
“Customs status updated AUCKLAND - NEW ZEALAND“ at 02:20 Thursday local time
Further Detail:
Shipment has been given a release by Customs.
Next Step:
Unless there is an adhoc exam or a stop by another regulatory authority the shipment will proceed to delivery
 :) :) :) :) :)

Estimated Delivery: Monday, February 24, 2020 By End of Day :-w


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 20 February 2020, 06:35:41 PM
The tracking site has gone quiet...

My parcel is probably in the hold of some aircraft winging its way towards Auckland :-SS

Hopefully I’ll get an update that it has arrived somewhere some time today :-w


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 20 February 2020, 10:28:13 PM
“Arrived at Sort Facility AUCKLAND - NEW ZEALAND” at 11:22 Friday :) :) :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Leon on 20 February 2020, 10:53:09 PM
"Processed at LONDON-HEATHROW - UK" 05:17 Wednesday local time :)

“Customs status updated AUCKLAND - NEW ZEALAND“ at 02:20 Thursday local time
Further Detail:
Shipment has been given a release by Customs.
Next Step:
Unless there is an adhoc exam or a stop by another regulatory authority the shipment will proceed to delivery

“Arrived at Sort Facility AUCKLAND - NEW ZEALAND” at 11:22 Friday :) :) :)

Just keep hitting F5 Refresh on the tracking page...!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 20 February 2020, 10:55:56 PM
“Clearance processing complete at AUCKLAND - NEW ZEALAND” at 11:31  #:-S :) :) :)

“Processed at AUCKLAND - NEW ZEALAND” at 11:35  :) :) :) :)

As I’m having it delivered to work in Wellington I won’t be getting it today but it certainly looks on track for Monday


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Leon on 20 February 2020, 10:57:24 PM
“Clearance processing complete at AUCKLAND - NEW ZEALAND” at 11:31  #:-S :) :) :)

“Processed at AUCKLAND - NEW ZEALAND” at 11:35  :) :) :) :)

Quiet Friday at work then!

Good to hear it'll be there as planned on Monday, that's a quick turnaround by NZ Customs.


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 20 February 2020, 11:01:04 PM
Checking at lunch time...  ;)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Leon on 21 February 2020, 01:23:57 AM
 :D


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 21 February 2020, 08:11:47 PM
My parcel traveled down from Auckland overnight and arrived in Wellington at 8:42 this morning :) :) :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 23 February 2020, 11:18:29 PM
My parcel is sitting at the end of my desk at work :) :) :) :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Leon on 23 February 2020, 11:46:53 PM
My parcel is sitting at the end of my desk at work :) :) :) :)

 :-bd


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 24 February 2020, 12:43:45 AM
Banzai!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 24 February 2020, 08:33:42 AM
Started checking I have ordered everything I currently need for this project :)

Looking promising so far, I even have a few spare 40x20 bases as planned :)

More checking & sorting tomorrow  :!!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 24 February 2020, 10:03:15 AM
Started checking I have ordered everything I currently need for this project :)

WHAT !!!.....That's not how it works. (Is it ?)

Cheers - Phil  ;)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: ianrs54 on 24 February 2020, 11:02:08 AM
Depends on who is dispatching .....


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 24 February 2020, 09:48:40 PM
I've finished checking and I think there might have been 1 figure missed out of over 1,000 (either that or I miss-counted) @-)
Fortunately it was of a type where I ordered a few spare :) :)

Now onto sorting the figures into the elements for each army :!!
This will confirm if my spreadsheet calculations are correct :-SS


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 February 2020, 04:32:15 AM
I got a little distracted from sorting the figures into elements :-[

First army prepared and undercoated :)

Back to sorting after dinner :!!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 February 2020, 07:59:31 AM
With my wife working this evening I've got all the troops sorted :)

I have all the figures I need so my spreadsheet worked :o :) :)

Very pleased with all the figures :-bd =D> :-bd =D>


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Leon on 25 February 2020, 02:50:24 PM
Excellent, good to hear!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 26 February 2020, 07:52:31 AM
Horses base coated and dry brushed  :)

Bronze armour and helmets base coated and dry brushed :)

Psiloi tunics base coated :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 26 February 2020, 10:50:27 AM
Paul.....Gimme an ETA for the first photo's. ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 26 February 2020, 10:51:24 PM
Later next week...


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 27 February 2020, 07:15:31 AM
 :-bd :-bd :-bd

Look forward to seeing them, Paul ! :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 27 February 2020, 07:34:48 AM
Good progress today :)

Onto details :) :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 February 2020, 08:35:05 AM
Further good progress today :)

Touch ups in the morning :!!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Raider4 on 28 February 2020, 09:10:02 AM
Touch ups in the morning :!!

Too. Much. Information.


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 February 2020, 08:49:19 PM
 ;D

Touch ups done and figures washed :) :)

Bases prepared and labeled, trying out a new label location :) :-\


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 February 2020, 03:25:27 AM
It rained steadily this morning, it was definitely needed as it has been very dry here
It had the added bonus that I couldn't do the lawns

Figures dry brushed and figure bases painted :) :)

First army based :)

Figures for the second army prepared and under coated :) :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 February 2020, 07:41:04 AM
Wow


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 February 2020, 11:04:23 PM
Don't be too impressed in DBA an 'army' is 80-150 figures ;)

Basing touched up :)

Horses of second army base coated and dry brushed :) :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 February 2020, 11:05:22 PM
Can I do the line yet?
















Photos or it didn't happen.


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 February 2020, 11:08:09 PM
I promised Techno photos by later next week ;)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 March 2020, 04:32:56 AM
:-bd :-bd :-bd

Look forward to seeing them, Paul ! :)

Cheers - Phil
Paul.....Gimme an ETA for the first photo's. ;)

Cheers - Phil
Can I do the line yet?
...
Photos or it didn't happen.

So which of the armies did I pick to do first :-\
    2x II/32a Later Carthaginian - with the extras to do II/32b the in Africa version
    2x II/33 Polybian Roman
    2x II/39a Iberian, II/39b Celtiberian
    II/5h Siciliot
    II/8a Bruttian or Lucanian, II/8c Apulian
    II/11 Gallic
    II/9a Syracuse in Sicily

II/5h Siciliot - Greeks in Sicily using the newly released Greeks :)

3x Psiloi

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49603002907_603bb47055_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2izfmC4)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49603003627_eaa2484c29_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2izfmQt)

1x General Hoplite or Cavalry, 1x Cavalry

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49603003477_6413b1314e_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2izfmMT)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49602238813_bbe106c219_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2izbru2)

3x Hoplites

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49603002832_7e6803d876_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2izfmAL)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49602741016_5ec8f9c558_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ize1LG)

2x Hoplites

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49602740916_c9e27b01d7_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ize1JY)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49602740821_ccd262d1de_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ize1Hk)

2x Hoplites (Total of 7x Hoplites)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49602740726_a5e9989300_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ize1FG)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49602740516_8a3ee0e773_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2ize1C5)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 March 2020, 04:35:33 AM
Painted and Based
 76 Foot
   6 Mounted
82 Total


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 March 2020, 04:39:56 AM
The second army is II/11 Gallic, including the Gallic mercenary options for the Carthaginians and Syracuse

Helmets and limited armour base coated and dry brushed :) :)

Limited number of tunics base coated :)

Taking a break from painting until it cools down a bit from 25C (77F) #:-S


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: pierre the shy on 01 March 2020, 06:17:44 AM
Very nice indeed - you didn't need shield transfers!!!  :-bd

You've already painted and based the first army in less than a week?....Blimey  :o

Like the labelling solution you came up with too.

Look forward to some BBDBA once a few more armies completed  :)




Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 01 March 2020, 08:00:43 AM
It had the added bonus that I couldn't do the lawns

Borrow a few sheep....There must be someone near you who's got some.

I'm VERY impressed with the piccies*.... :-bd Top man !!

Cheers - Phil.

*Especially the speed you've got all those done. :o


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 01 March 2020, 09:38:08 AM
Superb!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 March 2020, 10:24:34 AM
Amazing work


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Leon on 01 March 2020, 02:31:30 PM
Wow, that was quick!  Nice work!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 March 2020, 08:06:28 PM
They are really nice figures with lots of easy to paint details :)

I really enjoyed painting them and am looking forward to painting more of them for a few more of the armies :)

Little things like the step at the rim of the hoplite’s shield really help when painting the bronze rim #:-S

Thanks Techno for these sculpts


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 02 March 2020, 06:34:02 AM
Thanks.... You're more than welcome, Paul.  :-[

Thanks again to Will, as well, for all his help sourcing piccies, and also to Nobby !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 02 March 2020, 06:51:11 AM
Thanks again to Will, as well, for all his help sourcing piccies, and also to Nobby !  :-bd

Seconded


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 02 March 2020, 06:52:19 AM
Limited number of Gallic tunics dry brushed :)

Trousers base coated and dry brushed :) :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 03 March 2020, 07:44:07 AM
Cloaks and banners base coated and dry brushed :) :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 04 March 2020, 03:54:49 AM
Crests done :)

Cavalry shields done, including the details #:-S :)

Infantry shields base coated  :)

Started detailing the infantry shields @-)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 04 March 2020, 07:18:05 AM
Great work Paul 8).


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 04 March 2020, 08:13:25 AM
Finished detailing the infantry shields  #:-S @-) @-) @-)

'Saddle' blankets done :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 05 March 2020, 06:40:16 PM
Finished adding stripes or 'checks' to some of the clothes #:-S @-) @-) @-)

Started on markings, manes, tails and hooves on the horses :!!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Matt J on 05 March 2020, 06:54:25 PM
Love those Greeks  8)

I'm going yo have to buy some now!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 06 March 2020, 02:37:29 AM
Love those Greeks  8)

I'm going yo have to buy some now!

My work here is done ;) ;D

I'm looking forward to seeing what you do with them :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 06 March 2020, 02:38:42 AM
Finished markings, manes, tails, hooves and tack on the horses :)

Metal base coated :)

Woodwork done :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Leon on 06 March 2020, 03:27:26 AM
I'm going yo have to buy some now!

Give me a shout if you'd like to paint some for the website!   :D


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 06 March 2020, 08:56:13 AM
Metal highlighted :)

Skin base coated :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Matt J on 06 March 2020, 10:38:58 AM
Quote
Give me a shout if you'd like to paint some for the website!   Cheesy

 ;D

Oh, go on then.I'll fit them in along with the modern vehicles, Falklands brits, Napoleonic diorama, Korea....

 :D


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 06 March 2020, 06:59:32 PM
Looking forward to seeing those Matt :!! ;)

Hair base coated :)

Last of the bases painted :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Leon on 06 March 2020, 08:44:18 PM
Oh, go on then.I'll fit them in along with the modern vehicles, Falklands brits, Napoleonic diorama, Korea....

Can't have you sitting around with nothing to do!  Are you heading along to WMMS this weekend?


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 06 March 2020, 10:15:43 PM
Hair 'lime' washed :)

Skin highlighted :)

Touch ups done :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 08 March 2020, 03:26:26 AM
Next army prepared :)

Current army washed last night :)

Final dry brush and figure bases done this morning :) :)

Bases labeled :)

Figures sorted ready for basing :)

Next army, II/9a Syracuse in Sicily, undercoated :)

Current army based :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 08 March 2020, 07:26:45 AM
Squeaks of excitement time, very shortly then, Paul ! :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 08 March 2020, 08:05:17 AM
Piccies probably Tuesday my time ;)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 08 March 2020, 10:55:36 AM
 :-bd :-bd :-bd

Cheers - Phil :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 09 March 2020, 06:15:18 AM
Flock touched up :)

Syracuse horses and bolt-shooter base coated :)

Weather forecast for tomorrow, Tuesday, is not promising showers are mentioned :(


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 09 March 2020, 06:58:00 AM
Aw, pants !

I'll just have to have patience then. ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 10 March 2020, 03:11:37 AM
The weather was better than forecast today so...

II/11 Gallic

General - Cavalry or Warband
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49641763678_7e6147925b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iCF1Rd)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49642561517_6e3211615a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iCK724)

2 Cavalry
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49641764708_8aa1489ca1_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iCF29Y)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49642286496_6d9e8a754d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iCHGgj)

2 more Cavalry or...
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49642561467_51aa12361f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iCK71c)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49642286276_ddcf176f49_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iCHGcw)

2 Warband plus the required Psiloi (bow armed)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49642561322_cf18bc3920_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iCK6XG)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49641764333_459d10aa6b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iCF23v)

3 Warband
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49641764283_b09da53872_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iCF22D)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49642561182_0e98556f8c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iCK6Vh)

3 more Warband
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49642561042_44e961d2ec_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iCK6SS)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49642560997_232baf245c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iCK6S6)

Mercenary Gallic Warband

2 for the first II/32a Later Carthaginian army
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49642560922_45d1dfd78c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iCK6QN)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49642285726_2c8ffb7378_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iCHG33)

2 for the second II/32a Later Carthaginian army and 1 for II/9a Syracuse in Sicily army
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49641763823_a83828b6e6_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iCF1TH)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49642285526_432bd4892c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iCHFYA)

In the DBA II/11 Gallic list Warband can all be solid or fast I've used 6 figures per element which I normally use for fast elements and not created the duplicate solid elements with 8 figures

The mercenary Gallic Warband in the II/32a Later Carthaginian and II/9a Syracuse in Sicily lists are only solid Warband so are 8 figures per element



Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 10 March 2020, 03:14:47 AM
Painted and Based
 174 Foot
   21 Mounted
195 Total


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 10 March 2020, 03:43:44 AM
Gauls are a lousy army, but they always look good. Hmmm, I lost last time I faced 'em, too....


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 10 March 2020, 05:39:48 AM
In Big Battle DBA they can be a useful ally, they certainly scare Pike, Spears, and Blade :-SS

Was Lee commanding the Gauls ;)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 10 March 2020, 05:47:18 AM


Was Lee commanding the Gauls?

How'd you guess?


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 March 2020, 07:02:22 AM
Those are AMAZING, well done sir.


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 10 March 2020, 07:17:13 AM
Lovely work 8).


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 10 March 2020, 07:36:32 AM
SUPER stuff, Paul. :-bd =D> :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 10 March 2020, 08:13:20 AM
Syracuse horses and bolt-shooter dry brushed :) :)

Bronze armour and helmets base coated and dry brushed :) :)

Ropes painted on the bolt-shooter :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 10 March 2020, 08:15:45 AM
Love these, a fearsome looking bunch!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 11 March 2020, 07:56:17 AM
Linen armour and pteruges base coated :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 13 March 2020, 06:51:06 PM
Linen armour and pteruges dry brushed :)

Bases painted :)

Tunics base coated :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 14 March 2020, 09:59:41 AM
I just thought of pteruges as those  'skirty things' when I made them.  :-[

Cheers - Mr Iggorent.


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 14 March 2020, 08:15:31 PM
Well you did a good job on sculpting those  'skirty things' :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Ithoriel on 14 March 2020, 09:51:30 PM
Why can't you hear a hoplite go to the toilet?

The "pee" is silent in pteruges ;)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 15 March 2020, 02:58:41 AM
Tunics dry brushed :)

Trousers, all 2 of them, base coated & dry brushed :)

Cloaks base coated & dry brushed :)

Shield backs done :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 15 March 2020, 08:21:20 AM
Why can't you hear a hoplite go to the toilet?
The "pee" is silent in pteruges ;)

 X_X

Cheers - Phil  ;D


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 17 March 2020, 08:10:06 AM
Wood and iron done :)

Shield fronts base coated :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 18 March 2020, 06:48:17 PM
Good progress yesterday :)
- Shield edges done
- Shield patterns done
- Crests done


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 March 2020, 04:46:12 AM
As I'm now on leave (pre-planned to reduce my leave balance before the end of the financial year) I've finished painting the Syracuse army :) :)

They will get washed tonight and probably based tomorrow :!!

Syracuse bases labeled :)

Prepared the next batch of figures; cavalry and caetratus for two Iberian armies :)

The following batch will be the scutarii for both Iberian, two Carthaginian and Syracuse armies


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 19 March 2020, 07:00:23 AM
Excellent.....That means piccies in the next day or so, Paul ?  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 March 2020, 08:58:11 AM
Forecast is cloudy or showers until Wednesday so it may not be varnishing weather for a while :(

Hopefully there will be a break in the weather


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 19 March 2020, 10:36:27 AM
I'll keep my fingers crossed.  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 March 2020, 09:47:38 PM
Syracuse figures washed last night :)

Final dry brush and figure bases done this morning :) :)

They will get based this afternoon/evening when fully dry :-w

Cavalry and caetratus for two Iberian armies undercoated :)

Bases for two Iberian armies and Carthaginian & Syracuse Iberian mercenaries 3/4 painted :)
Last side of second batch left to paint


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 20 March 2020, 02:19:22 AM
Syracuse figures based :)

Bases for two Iberian armies and Carthaginian & Syracuse Iberian mercenaries painted  :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 March 2020, 06:34:49 AM
Any photos?


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 20 March 2020, 07:20:29 AM
I'll take some piccies once the basing has dried, flock is touched up and they are varnished :-w


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 20 March 2020, 07:23:37 AM
Squeaks of excitement. (Again)  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 20 March 2020, 08:08:08 AM
Poor Paul, just imagine how much more painting he would get done if he wasn't being constantly pestered for pictures. I mean he's such a slow painter already....  ;D


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: ianrs54 on 20 March 2020, 08:31:04 AM
At the risk of sounding like kitty - MeeeeeeeeeeoOOOOOOOOOw


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 20 March 2020, 08:54:08 AM
A convert! (hands Ian a dead mouse)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 20 March 2020, 07:20:30 PM
Dry brushed Iberian horse :)

Touched up flock :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 21 March 2020, 04:44:18 AM
Good progress on the Iberians today
- tunics base coated & dry brushed :) :)
- helmets base coated & dry brushed :) :)
- shield backs done :)
- spear shafts done :)
- cloaks base coated & dry brushed :) :)
- tunic and cloak trim done :)
- markings done on horses :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 21 March 2020, 04:50:43 AM
Weather was better than forecast so I got the chance to varnish the Syracuse figures :)

Not long after it clouded back up again :(

There was one brief break in the clouds and the sun shone through, didn't last long enough for any piccies :(

There may be an opportunity tomorrow afternoon "Morning rain clearing to fine. Cloud increasing evening."


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 21 March 2020, 04:54:59 AM
My Iberians have their flock sealed down and are waiting to be packed away. Ch'in and Han are jostling each other in the queue.


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: ianrs54 on 21 March 2020, 08:57:36 AM
Shouldn't your Iberians be in lockdown ?


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 21 March 2020, 09:10:31 AM
They are now. I'll be locking down the two ancient Chinese armies this evening.


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 21 March 2020, 09:12:55 PM
My Iberians and I are social distancing from my wife who is in self isolation after recently returning from Australia ;)

More good progress
- manes, tails & hooves done :)
- crests done :)
- first base coat on shields :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 22 March 2020, 03:59:49 AM
More good progress
- tack done :)
- swords & spear tips base coated and highlighted :)
- second base coat on shields that needed it, yellows & whites plus a few others :)
- shield patterns done @-) #:-S :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 22 March 2020, 04:10:33 AM
Oh and the sun was shining this afternoon :)

II/9a Syracuse in Sicily

Cavalry General, Cavalry, Light Horse
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49685271246_4227c48f03_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iGw18G)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49685271156_c8b545d784_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iGw179)

Spear General and Spear
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49684736598_4d0a991fe0_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iGtgcC)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49684736523_397be39cb4_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iGtgbk)

3 more Spear
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49685271916_37af19b45b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iGw1kf)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49684735943_96306bd7a8_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iGtg1k)

3 more Spear
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49685271381_0b63b11a18_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iGw1b2)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49684735713_0dbbe1df2e_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iGtfWn)

Artillery, Sikels & Slingers
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49685271076_d94ca9079d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iGw15L)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49684735373_494c9ee21e_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iGtfQv)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 22 March 2020, 04:13:08 AM
Painted and Based
 251 Foot
   29 Mounted
     1 Model
281 Total


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 22 March 2020, 07:37:59 AM
Mr Speedy strikes again ! :)

Brilliant
, Paul.  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 March 2020, 08:43:56 AM
Very impressive


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 22 March 2020, 08:51:42 AM
Superb!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 23 March 2020, 01:28:42 AM
Finished painting the first batch of the Iberians :)

They will be washed tonight and may be based up tomorrow

Prepared the next batch of Iberians; 128 Scutarii - 72 for the two Iberian armies, 48 mercenaries for the the two Carthaginian armies and 8 mercenaries for Syracuse


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 23 March 2020, 08:39:21 AM
Washed the first batch of the Iberians :)

Labeled the bases for all the Iberians including the mercenaries :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 23 March 2020, 09:33:14 AM
Good grief.....You do go fast !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 23 March 2020, 07:03:12 PM
I'm on holiday at the moment and its not as though I can go out any where

It is good to have a project to keep me busy :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 24 March 2020, 12:33:22 AM
Final dry brush and figure bases done on the first batch of the Iberians :) :)

They have made room for the second batch of Iberians who are now undercoated :)

Investigating three possible next projects :-\


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 24 March 2020, 07:14:58 AM
Investigating three possible next projects :-

Oooh will be interested to hear what they are


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 March 2020, 01:22:35 AM
Be careful what you wish for  mmcv ;)

I've created a separate thread discussing my thoughts here http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,19577.msg296698.html#msg296698 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,19577.msg296698.html#msg296698)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 March 2020, 01:26:38 AM
Touched up the flock on the first batch of the Iberians  :)

About to get some paint on the second batch of Iberians after a distracted day so far including grocery shopping and a more 'important' shop http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,19522.msg296696.html#msg296696 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,19522.msg296696.html#msg296696)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 March 2020, 03:46:44 AM
Tunics base coated :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 March 2020, 06:58:34 AM
Tunics dry brushed :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 26 March 2020, 09:00:51 PM
Shield backs & spear shafts done :)

Swords and spear tips base coated & highlighted :)

Shield fronts base coated, including the second coat on the white and yellow shields :)

As suggested in another thread I'm now using yellow ochre as my first coat for yellow shields and golden yellow for the second coat, gives much better coverage than two coats of golden yellow :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 26 March 2020, 11:04:18 PM
First batch of the Iberians were varnished yesterday :)

Hopefully it will be sunny enough this afternoon for picces

First painting rod of shield fronts done @-) :)

Four and a third left to do


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 27 March 2020, 01:15:51 AM
Second painting rod of shield fronts done @-) :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 27 March 2020, 03:29:52 AM
Third painting rod of shield fronts done @-) :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: pierre the shy on 27 March 2020, 05:44:34 AM
First batch of the Iberians were varnished yesterday :)

Hopefully it will be sunny enough this afternoon for picces

First painting rod of shield fronts done @-) :)

Four and a third left to do

I had to read that twice......thought you were talking about the number of armies you have left to finish rather than shields for a moment   ;D


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 27 March 2020, 06:32:06 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

I'm not quite that fast ;)

Fourth painting rod of shield fronts done  @-) :)

The sun did break through occasionally this afternoon, but never long enough to take pictures :(


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 March 2020, 02:50:46 AM
Finished painting rod of shield fronts @-) :)

Tunic trim done :)

Started base coating skin :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 March 2020, 09:53:35 PM
Finished base coating skin :) #:-S

For some reason this particular step seemed to be a lot of work :-\

Perhaps the number of figures in this batch, 128
Perhaps the quite 'closed' poses of the Scutarii, particularly the swordsmen


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 March 2020, 06:55:53 AM
Finished the boots :)

And the sun came out briefly so...

II/39a Iberian & II/39b Celtiberian

Cavalry General and Light horse for the 2 Iberian armies

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49710855841_1fd35d269b_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iJM8xp)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49710855776_c0e8cd2024_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iJM8wh)

Caetratus for the first army

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49711179267_728c9bfd83_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iJNMFH)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49711179252_8b4b6e5019_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iJNMFs)

Caetratus for the second army

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49710855651_795c92115a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iJM8u8)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49710855586_b11a821245_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iJM8t1)



Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 March 2020, 06:57:27 AM
Painted and Based
 283 Foot
   39 Mounted
     1 Model
323 Total


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 29 March 2020, 08:53:44 AM
Stroll on, Paul !!

Those are really spiffy !!  =D>  :-bd =D>

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 29 March 2020, 09:18:34 AM
:-bd


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 March 2020, 11:47:29 AM
Those are superb, especially the shields.


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 30 March 2020, 01:40:55 AM
 :) :-[

Belts and scabbards done :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 30 March 2020, 05:39:15 AM
Bronze hilts & guards done :)

Crests done :)

Touch ups, wash etc left to do...


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 30 March 2020, 07:19:52 AM
Getta move on !

That's well over 5 minutes since the last photo's.

Cheers - Phil ;)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 30 March 2020, 08:21:01 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

Touch ups done last night :)

Wash done this morning :)

A few moments of concern when I realised that I'm getting near the end of the paint I use for the wash :-SS
I then checked and I do have another full pot #:-S That should last me another couple of projects ;)

I'm also running low on Deck Tan which I use, among other things, for the final dry brush
This wasn't a concern as I remembered noticing I was running low and ordering some more when I ordered some new colours for my ECW project back in 2018, the old one is still running a bit low ;D


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 30 March 2020, 09:38:13 PM
Yet more lovely work Paul 8).


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 31 March 2020, 04:34:43 AM
Prepared the next army, II/8a Bruttian or Lucanian or II/8c Apulian :)

This included converting 27 pila to spears @-)
No figures appear to have been harmed in the process #:-S
I did buy some spares in case ;)

Only two small blood sacrifices required, I'm now wearing two plasters :-[


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 31 March 2020, 07:27:53 AM
Only two small blood sacrifices required, I'm now wearing two plasters :-[

I'm so proud of you, Paul.  ;)

I'm glad that some of the tips I've given folk, are being used.  ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 31 March 2020, 08:01:02 AM
 =O ;D ;D

Final dry brush and figure bases done on Scutarii :) :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 April 2020, 03:33:50 AM
II/8a Bruttian or Lucanian or II/8c Apulian undercoated :)

Scutarii based :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 April 2020, 07:31:32 AM
Photos ready?   ;D


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 April 2020, 08:12:51 AM
Oi, that's Phil's job ;D


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 01 April 2020, 08:27:06 AM
Hey....Leave me out of this.  ;)

Cheers - Phil

P.S...Any photo's yet ? :P


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: ianrs54 on 01 April 2020, 10:00:51 AM
We do try, but you keep coming back  ;D


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 02 April 2020, 05:38:24 AM
Bruttian horses base coated and dry brushed :) :)

Bruttian linen armour base coated and dry brushed :) :)

Scutarii flock touched up :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 03 April 2020, 02:41:12 AM
Scutarii varnished :)

Cloudy afternoon so piccies unlikely :(

Bruttian tunics base coated and dry brushed :) :)

Bruttian cloaks base coated :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 03 April 2020, 07:56:47 AM
Scutarii varnished :)
Cloudy afternoon so piccies unlikely :(

Boo !...Shame !....(and other sounds of disappointment.) 

Cheers - Phil  ;)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 03 April 2020, 09:15:18 AM
There was a brief burst of sun that Pierre the Shy took advantage of :)

Not long enough for me to set up and get my piccies done :(

Forecast more promising for tomorrow :-w

Cloaks dry brushed :)

Helmets and limited armour base coated and dry brushed :) :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 April 2020, 09:52:14 AM
It's going to be a major photo session!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 04 April 2020, 04:50:17 AM
You weren't wrong ;)

Spears done on Bruttian :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 04 April 2020, 05:05:11 AM
Scutarii thousands of 'em

For the first II/39a Iberian or II/39b Celtiberian army

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49732692978_3eef0f0dcb_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iLH3XL)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49733557972_314413d627_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iLMu6s)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49733236991_53b06e20eb_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iLKQFi)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49732692848_05a378d96a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iLH3Vw)

For the second II/39a Iberian or II/39b Celtiberian army

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49733236251_0b68f4ae11_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iLKQsx)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49733558267_81da82d7da_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iLMubx)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49733236126_eb0d1b8685_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iLKQqo)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49732692108_de3e5ff083_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iLH3GL)

Mercenaries for the first Carthaginian army

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49732692093_6022730dc0_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iLH3Gv)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49733557942_30b7b06f77_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iLMu5W)

Mercenaries for the second Carthaginian army

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49733558087_c7a13a585a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iLMu8r)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49733558042_aa430d9980_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iLMu7E)

Mercenaries for the II/9a Syracuse in Sicily army

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49733235881_4f4c5b623f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iLKQma)  (https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49733557877_236dd9b0f4_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iLMu4P)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 04 April 2020, 05:09:44 AM
Painted and Based
 411 Foot
   39 Mounted
     1 Model
451 Total

This marks the approximate half way point of this project with 5 of the 10 armies painted and based :o

The two Carthaginian armies have a lot of options but I have already painted the Gauls and Spanish scutatii for them


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 04 April 2020, 07:41:17 AM
AHA !!

Trying to con me with the old, "I'll hide the photo's on the previous page trick, Eh ?"

Well it didn't work.   :P ;)

They look stonking, Paul !  :-bd =D> :-bd
Great work, as always :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 04 April 2020, 08:14:40 AM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: fred. on 04 April 2020, 10:33:59 AM
Liking those Paul, really nice bright colours


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 04 April 2020, 12:10:51 PM
 :-bd lovely work. I really like the basing on these, I'd had my doubts about DBx basing (having mostly seen it in 15mm) looking too sparse but works well with the 10mm.


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 05 April 2020, 03:40:40 AM
Shields base coated last night :)

Shields edged and detail done :) :) @-)

Crests done :)

Saddle blankets done :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 05 April 2020, 09:09:53 AM
Boots, sandals, belts and scabbards done :)

That's enough painting for tonight while my brain adjusts to the end of daylight saving time @-)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 06 April 2020, 07:52:47 AM
A bigger shock to my system was my first day back at work after just over two weeks of leave :o #:-S

I'm fortunate to be able to work from home but it was strange working to other people's schedules

I've managed to do some painting today, I did the second side of the bases for this batch :)

I should hopefully get more painting done as I settle back into work

I better as I've ordered my next project, Hundred Years War :D


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 April 2020, 09:52:32 AM
Good luck


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Ace of Spades on 06 April 2020, 11:51:11 AM
Lovely authentic detail on those shields!
Keep up the good work!

Cheers,
Rob


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 06 April 2020, 10:29:06 PM
 :) :-[

I managed to base coat the skin on some of the figures before starting work this morning :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 April 2020, 08:13:32 AM
I've finished base coating the skin and have also highlighted it :) :)

Started adding some final details :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 08 April 2020, 06:40:02 AM
Finished adding the fine details & touch ups :) :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 09 April 2020, 03:19:48 AM
Current batch washed this morning :)

Bases labeled :)

Started preparing the Roman Hastatii & Principes


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 09 April 2020, 08:11:02 AM
Current batch final dry brushed and figure bases painted :) :)

Finished preparing the Hastatii & Principes :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 09 April 2020, 11:29:44 AM
Yeah...Right ! :P ;)

You're trying to pull exactly the same con as before......hiding the pictures on THIS page......and then going straight on to the next page.....I've got you sussed, pal.

Cheers - Phil ;)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 10 April 2020, 05:24:34 AM
Hastatii & Principes undercoated :)

Bruttian based :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 10 April 2020, 08:46:22 PM
Flock touched up on the Bruttian :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 April 2020, 09:02:17 PM
Brutal!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 11 April 2020, 03:59:46 AM
Principes armour base coated and dry brushed :) :)

Hastatii & Principes tunics base coated :)

Bruttian base edges touched up :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 11 April 2020, 04:50:55 AM
Bruttian varnished :)

I finished a can of varnish part way through this army, I have one more that I managed to collect just before lock down  #:-S


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 11 April 2020, 07:41:47 AM
Hastatii & Principes tunics dry brushed :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 12 April 2020, 05:57:46 AM
Good progress on the Hastatii & Principes
- helmets base coated & dry brushed :) :)
- greaves done :)
- Shield backs, fronts and bosses done :) :) :)
- weapons, standards & wolf skins done :) :) :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 12 April 2020, 06:22:11 AM
Late in the day there was a brief break in the cloud so I got piccies of the last batch :)

II/8a Bruttian or Lucanian or II/8c Apulian

Cavalry General and Apulian cavalry

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49762869798_5a32ce251d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iPnHtL)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49763397606_19bc89acfd_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iPqqnU)

Warriors - these forces were in transition from Greek to Roman influence so I've used a mix of Greek and Roman figures but used Italian Greek style shield patterns

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49763397426_20be4932ac_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iPqqjN)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49762869493_1406b0c7ff_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iPnHov)

More warriors

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49763727417_84d94e7d21_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iPs7qi)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49762869313_20cb1f976a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iPnHkp)

Even more warriors

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49762869273_b6be885956_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iPnHjH)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49762869058_8eacbcae14_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iPnHg1)

Javelinmen

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49762869173_5ce23d8158_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iPnHhZ)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49763397011_4387d22683_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iPqqcD)

Bruttian or Lucanian peasants

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49763396971_cb5fa16d68_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iPqqbX)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49763727087_a666563a02_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iPs7jB)[


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: sunjester on 12 April 2020, 07:25:19 AM
Very nice!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 12 April 2020, 08:07:40 AM
Terrific work, Paul !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 12 April 2020, 08:22:15 AM
Like dem shields. :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 12 April 2020, 08:23:56 AM
Impressive as always!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 12 April 2020, 09:52:44 AM
Lovely work, the mixed warriors look well.


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 April 2020, 09:57:04 AM
Superb work


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 13 April 2020, 08:23:10 AM
Finished the painting & touch ups on the Hastatii & Principes :) :)

Wash, final dry brush & figure bases tomorrow :!!

Hastatii & Principes bases labeled :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 14 April 2020, 07:46:51 AM
Hastatii & Principes washed, final dry brushed & figure bases done :) :) :)

They have made room on my painting rods for pack horses and civilians so I can make some 'camps' for the armies

Pack horses & civilians undercoated :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 16 April 2020, 05:52:39 AM
Pack horses base coated and dry brushed  :) :)

I should make some more progress on them and the civilians this evening :!!

Progress reduced due to planning for a Normandy Spearhead game we are playing remotely :-\

Work (from home) has meant I haven't had a block of time to base the Hastatii & Principes :-w


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 17 April 2020, 07:09:07 AM
Baggage on pack horses base coated and dry brushed  :) :)

Civilian's tunics base coated and dry brushed :) :)

Civilian's cloaks or trousers base coated and dry brushed :) :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 18 April 2020, 04:00:52 AM
Manes, hooves & tack done on horses :) :) :)

Boots & ropes done on civilians :)

Hastatii & Principes based :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 18 April 2020, 10:06:48 PM
Touch ups done of civilians and pack horses :)

Hastatii & Principes'  flock touched up :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 April 2020, 04:58:00 AM
Hastatii & Principes' base edges touched up :)

Remaining Romans readied for under coating :) ;)

Civilians and pack horses washed :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 April 2020, 08:22:28 AM
First side of camp bases painted :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 20 April 2020, 02:21:43 AM
Second side of camp bases painted :)

Both sides of remaining Roman bases painted :) :)

Hastatii & Principes varnished :)
Forecast for this afternoon is not promising for piccies :( hopefully tomorrow afternoon :-w

Civilians and pack horses final dry brush and figure bases done, moved off painting rods :) :) :)

Remaining Romans undercoated :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 21 April 2020, 05:14:50 AM
Good progress on the remaing Romans
- horses base coated and dry brushed :) :)
- armour base coated and dry brushed :) :)
- helmets base coated :)

Started painting some 40mm hex bases I ordered at the same time as the Punic troops, these will be used to mark coast lines for our naval games


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 21 April 2020, 05:20:23 AM
A lovely sunny day so:

Romans army 1

Hastatii

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49800559217_1e97b5c79d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iSGTek)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49800559182_4d051b0bca_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iSGTdJ)

Principes

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49800249961_fe505bcbf4_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iSFiik)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49800249741_dba5a74b25_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iSFiex)

Romans army 2

Hastatii

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49799704638_4f5b7713c2_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iSCvcd)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49800249876_d9450a2ec0_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iSFigS)

Principes

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49800559062_a7a59932b8_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iSGTbE)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49799704443_6dd2744634_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iSCv8R)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 21 April 2020, 05:26:55 AM
Painted and Based
 587 Foot
   48 Mounted
     1 Model
636 Total


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 21 April 2020, 06:45:30 AM
Another lovely set of units 8).


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 21 April 2020, 07:18:01 AM
Looking good!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 April 2020, 09:41:54 AM
Superb.


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 21 April 2020, 03:43:29 PM
Cracking !  :-bd =D> :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 22 April 2020, 08:21:57 PM
Tunics base coated & dry brushed :) :)

Shields done :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: pierre the shy on 23 April 2020, 12:02:20 AM
Molto bene Paul  :)

Not quite Latin but from the right country  ;)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 23 April 2020, 07:07:07 AM
Shield bosses & edges done :) :)

Spear shafts done :)

Spears tips & swords base coated and highlighted :) :)

Crests & feathers done :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 24 April 2020, 08:13:36 PM
Skin base coated :)

Manes, tails and hooves done :)

Hair done on the few figures where it shows :)

Skin highlighted :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 April 2020, 02:08:42 AM
Sandals, belts and scabbards done :)

Touch ups done :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 25 April 2020, 07:44:42 AM
I started preparing some Poeni spearmen but have decided they and the wash on the Romans can wait till tomorrow after my pre-dawn start today I-)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 26 April 2020, 04:07:32 AM
Romans washed this morning :)

Poeni spearmen prepared :)

Final dry brush and figure bases done on the Romans  :)

Forecast "Becoming cloudy tonight. Northerly winds, strengthening this evening.", will the weather be good enough to under coat the Poeni spearmen when the Romans are dry enough to move off the painting rods :-SS


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 26 April 2020, 05:45:13 AM
Stayed calm and warm enough for undercoating #:-S

Romans sorted ready for basing :)

Poeni spearmen under coated :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 26 April 2020, 08:55:07 AM
Stayed calm and warm enough for undercoating #:-S

Was that due to the bottle of wine, or the tranquillisers...and a nice log fire, or a hot water bottle ?

We need to know.

Cheers - Phil ;)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 26 April 2020, 09:15:53 AM
The weather stayed calm... ;D ;D

Too warm of a nice log fire, or a hot water bottle

Bases labeled so ready for the remaining Romans :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 27 April 2020, 06:16:09 AM
Based remaining Romans :)

Based 6 'camps' with pack horses and civilians :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 April 2020, 08:39:40 AM
Any photos?
You tease...


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 27 April 2020, 09:51:25 AM
Moi O:-)

Poeni spearmen's armour base coated & dry brushed :) :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 April 2020, 07:07:32 AM
Remaining Romans & camps flock & base edges touched up  :) :)

Poeni spearmen's tunic done :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 April 2020, 05:42:11 AM
Officers' cloaks & tunics dry brushed :)

Poeni spearmen's helmets and greaves base coated :)

Officers' armour base coated :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 April 2020, 05:42:59 AM
Remaining Romans varnished :)

Camps varnished :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 April 2020, 05:53:31 AM
And for Mad Lemmy some photos ;)

Roman army 1

General & Equites

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49832616077_4682a95663_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVxbBP)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49832308366_a19674192d_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVvB9s)

Triarii

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49832616502_a6d41fb76e_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVxbK9)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49832308276_8eacbe413a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVvB7U)

Velites

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49832308231_f127c8a1cd_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVvB78)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49832616392_34bb5112d7_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVxbHf)

Italian allies

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49832307781_2bcc7bbce4_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVvAYn)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49832616347_63d69cba1f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVxbGt)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 April 2020, 05:57:49 AM
Roman army 2

General & Equites

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49832616302_6f8dcecd3c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVxbFG)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49832308021_be0ca39dbb_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVvB3v)

Triarii

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49832308001_c63303e362_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVvB3a)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49831773048_e75d99a960_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVsS1Q)

Velites

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49832616167_2dd73d3747_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVxbDn)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49831773273_92edd79975_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVsS5H)[

Italian allies

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49831773243_e72384749f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVsS5c)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49832615857_05a479032e_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVxby2)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 April 2020, 06:01:30 AM
6 DBA Camps

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49832616727_1d7c0fa4ee_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVxbP2)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49831773868_391f9eb291_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVsSfY)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49832308376_8ca669f3ce_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVvB9C)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49832616637_80011b1897_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVxbMt)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49831773803_2127a01dcc_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVsSeR)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49831773838_727b98c36c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVsSfs)

These can be used by any of the armies, I've got some tents on order for  a couple of dedicated Roman camps


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 April 2020, 06:56:46 AM
Painted and Based
 665 Foot
   87 Mounted
     1 Model
753 Total


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 29 April 2020, 08:06:31 AM
STONKING !! :-bd =D> :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 April 2020, 04:07:46 PM
Those are super. Well done Paul. (*)(*)(*)(*)(*)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 01 May 2020, 10:08:34 AM
 :-bd =D>


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 02 May 2020, 05:20:41 AM
I need to decide on the skin colour for my Carthaginians, there seems to be a lot of 'debate' and not a lot of information online

I've experimented with Vallejo 874 USA Tan Earth highlighted with 843 Cork Brown on these 4 figures

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49843648093_1d5f42c34e_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iWvJ3Z)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49844494572_7c907183e5_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iWA4Fs)

Should I go with this colour or my usual 955 Flat Flesh / 845 Sunny Skin Tone for the bulk of Carthaginians :-\

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49832615857_05a479032e_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iVxby2)

Should I use 874 USA Tan Earth / 843 Cork Brown for Numdians or something a little darker (My understanding is that they are lighter toned than sub-Saharan Africans) :-\

This should be a simple question but unfortunately can take on unfortunate overtones (pun intended)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 02 May 2020, 06:49:17 AM
There are many who can pass easily for central Europeans. A bit of a tan, of course, but certainly not Tintin-like Africans or anything near them.


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 May 2020, 10:59:40 AM
Agreed, at 10mm, and 3', flesh looks more or less the same.
Plus, crossing the alps, they would mostly be blue from hypothermia.


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Orcs on 02 May 2020, 08:43:32 PM
Look really good

Leon Please can you lock this thread down, I am desperately trying not to purchase armies for the Punic wars until I have at least finished the un-started Parthians.

This thread is not helping my self resolve  ;D ;D





Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 02 May 2020, 09:16:43 PM
Thanks, I think I'll go with my normal skin tones and reserve the 'tan' for the Numdians

Orcs :d ;)

Prepared the Elephants and most of of the cavalry for the next batch :)

I'll finish preparing the rest of the cavalry and then crack on with painting the current batch :!!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Orcs on 02 May 2020, 09:39:59 PM
Prepared the Elephants and most of of the cavalry for the next batch :)


No! No! Not Oliphaunts, My self control will collapse completely!! :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: ianrs54 on 03 May 2020, 07:13:51 AM
No not Oilophansts, efferlumps


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 03 May 2020, 07:18:29 AM
Finished preparing the rest of the cavalry :)

Skin base coated :)

Hair done :)

Scabbards & belts done :)

Skin highlighted :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 04 May 2020, 06:15:00 AM
Touch ups done :)

Bases for spearmen labeled  :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Orcs on 04 May 2020, 10:42:09 AM
No not Oilophansts, efferlumps

Oilophansts, efferlumps, who gives a crap what you call them, they will stuff my self control completely.

Mrs Orcs once asked me while i was  driving to Cumbria for a holiday "wheres your self control". I replied. "I don't have any, that is why I am no longer married and your sitting there"


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 04 May 2020, 12:15:00 PM
Mark....For goodness sake....Just give in gracefully......and send Leon a load of 'dosh'...

You know that you want to.  ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: ianrs54 on 04 May 2020, 12:25:00 PM
Mark....For goodness sake....Just give in gracefully......and send Leon a load of 'dosh'...

You know that you want to.  ;)

Cheers - Phil

Na dont - Phil will only get another huge commision !


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 04 May 2020, 01:10:41 PM
HAH !

If I was only on something like that.
I'll just keep subsidising you lot.....

You really don't have a clue.



Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Leon on 04 May 2020, 03:45:53 PM
Phil will only get another huge commision !

I can't think of any sculptors who work for commissions anymore, that's definitely an 80's/90's thing! 


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Orcs on 04 May 2020, 04:43:38 PM
Mark....For goodness sake....Just give in gracefully......and send Leon a load of 'dosh'...

You know that you want to.  ;)

Cheers - Phil

I have already sent Leon 3 orders since lockdown. and I suspect we have at least another 3 weeks to go 
 
He Hasn't posted any pictures yet. So far I am ok. Perhaps I should do this  X_X X_X


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 04 May 2020, 09:02:13 PM
Spearmen washed last night :)

Final dry brush done :)

Howdahs glued to elephants :) :d

Now off to work in the lounge ;)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 05 May 2020, 02:27:31 AM
Spearmen figure bases painted over my lunch break :)

Label edges painted as well :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 05 May 2020, 07:23:04 AM
You get a lunch break !  ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 05 May 2020, 08:10:15 AM
I do when I'm working from home, particularly under Level 3 lock down

In fact with everyone working from home the bosses have decreed no meetings between 12 & 1 :D


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 06 May 2020, 01:02:42 AM
Spearmen sorted ready for basing :)

Elephants and cavalry undercoated :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 06 May 2020, 08:06:40 AM
Spearmen based :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 06 May 2020, 09:18:53 PM
Flocking touched up :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 May 2020, 06:44:07 AM
Elephants and horses base coated :)

Tidied up the edges of the Spearmen's bases :)

Elephants and horses dry brushed :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 May 2020, 09:48:22 AM
A couple more dry brushes on the Elephants :)

Howdahs base coated :)

Tusks & eyes done :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Orcs on 07 May 2020, 10:24:12 AM
Keeping my eyes closed!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 07 May 2020, 10:51:16 AM
Mark.

Resistance IS futile.  :P

Cheers - Phil ;)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 07 May 2020, 11:37:11 AM
Keeping my eyes closed!

You can ignore the elephant in the room as long as you want, but remember: elephants never forget…


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: ianrs54 on 07 May 2020, 12:20:50 PM
Fortunately elephants can't get into my room - they wouldn't be able to negotiate the steps..


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: fred. on 07 May 2020, 07:10:29 PM
Fortunately elephants can't get into my room - they wouldn't be able to negotiate the steps..

That's Daleks not Elephants....


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 08 May 2020, 04:18:29 AM
Compromise.


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 08 May 2020, 05:04:33 AM
Spearmen varnished :)

Howdahs dry brushed :)

Clothes base coated  :)

Helmets and armour base coated and dry brushed :) :)

Tunics base coated :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 08 May 2020, 05:15:00 AM
I took some piccies of the Spearmen

1st Carthaginian Army

General and Spear

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49868990011_1745899fb2_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iYKBjB)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49868989926_a4eb028246_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iYKBi9)

Spear

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49869297937_d35ba2d826_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iYMbRF)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49868457373_968550f058_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iYGSZc)

More Spear

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49869297677_b0083329c0_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iYMbMc)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49868457218_fd0ff3c687_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iYGSWw)

This gives me enough spear in each army to field the army after 202 BC


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 08 May 2020, 05:18:56 AM
2nd Carthaginian Army

General and Spear

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49869297447_3799ba8a3e_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iYMbHe)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49868989201_5dccfb4975_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iYKB5D)

Spear

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49869297242_69b60132f9_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iYMbDG)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49868456868_a67224192c_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iYGSQu)

More Spear

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49868988961_9355f7583a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iYKB1v)
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49868987916_bea4ae2903_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2iYKAGu)

Can anyone spot the two main differences between the two armies?


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 08 May 2020, 06:51:17 AM
Apart from the designs on the shields....I'm struggling. :-\

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 08 May 2020, 07:48:44 AM
We'll give some others a chance to see if they can spot them

Painted and Based
 793 Foot
   87 Mounted
     1 Model
881 Total


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: ianrs54 on 08 May 2020, 08:35:06 AM
Look the same to me, and my glasses are fine, unlike Phil's


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 08 May 2020, 09:19:51 AM
Lovely work.

The second army have more colourful tunics but the first army are all red. 

The skin tones look different between them too but that might just be a trick of the light.


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 May 2020, 10:54:53 AM
One is red, one is blue?

Great work sir.


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 09 May 2020, 03:16:52 AM
The second army have more colourful tunics but the first army are all red. 

Well spotted mmcv :)

The other difference is the labeling; one is white on light blue, the other is black on light blue...

Cloaks base coated :)

Tunics, cloaks & cloths dry brushed :)

Ropes done on Elephants and Numidians :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 09 May 2020, 10:47:33 AM
Fortunately elephants can't get into my room - they wouldn't be able to negotiate the steps..

That’s what you’d think, but the elephant is a cunning foe - it’s almost impossible to spot them until you’re studiously ignoring them…  :-/


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 11 May 2020, 04:13:39 AM
Skin base coated and highlighted  :)

Hair done :)

Belts and scabbards done :)

Touch ups finished last night :)

Washed this morning :)

Next batch, Psiloi & Denizens prepared :)
These are the last batch for this project, except for a some tents for the Roman camps which will hopefully arrive with my next order


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 11 May 2020, 06:18:08 AM
Psiloi & Denizens undercoated :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 11 May 2020, 09:47:17 AM
Final dry brush and figure bases done on the Elephants & cavalry :) :)

Elephants & cavalry bases labeled :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 12 May 2020, 08:40:15 PM
Psiloi & Denizens tunic base coated and dry brushed :) :)

Psiloi helmets base coated and dry brushed :) :)

Slings done :)

Psiloi shield backs done :)

I'll probably base the Cavalry & Elephants at the same time as the Psiloi & Denizens as there aren't many figures involved and work has been keeping me busy


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 13 May 2020, 09:35:35 AM
Belts, bags & boots done :)

Weapons done :)

Skin base coated :)

Hair done :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 14 May 2020, 02:53:24 AM
Skin highlighted :)

Touch ups done :)

Bases painted :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 14 May 2020, 08:36:15 PM
Washed last night :)

Final dry brush done :)

Figure bases painted :)

That is the last of the figures painted for this project, they and cavalry & Elephants will be based over the weekend

There are four tents for the Roman camps that are outstanding, these should arrive with my next order


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 May 2020, 10:33:50 PM
Photos?  ;D


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 15 May 2020, 01:59:00 AM
...will be based over the weekend...

Someone's keen to "not" see the elephants ;)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: pierre the shy on 15 May 2020, 05:06:44 AM
Someone's keen to "not" see the elephants ;)

You could always do a Pete Connor trick and finish flocking them on the table just before they are deployed ;)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 15 May 2020, 08:44:49 AM
Bases labeled for the Psiloi & Denizens :)

Painted first side of the next batch of hexes for coastlines in naval games :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 16 May 2020, 03:54:16 AM
Based Elephants, Cavalry, Psiloi & Denizens :)

Painted second side of the next batch of hexes for coastlines in naval games :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 17 May 2020, 10:01:05 AM
Touched up flock :)

Glued in elephant crews :)

Painted second side of the next batch of hexes for coastlines in naval games :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 18 May 2020, 04:37:33 AM
Varnished all but one of the bases :)

One cavalry figure had somehow moved half out of the basing compound without me noticing #-o

Fortunately able to remove and glue back in with some extra flock #:-S

Will have a look once properly dry  :-SS

Painted next batch of hexes for coastlines in naval games :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 May 2020, 01:53:08 AM
Touched up the extra flock last night and checked this morning, the figure has blended into the base #:-S

Weather looks to be improving enough to allow me to varnish the base later this afternoon :-w

Painted next batch of hexes for coastlines in naval games :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 19 May 2020, 09:14:20 AM
I go the final base varnished before it clouded up again and started to drizzle #:-S

I will hopefully get to take some piccies tomorrow

Painted next batch of hexes for coastlines in naval games :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Orcs on 19 May 2020, 09:24:47 AM
I go the final base varnished before it clouded up again and started to drizzle #:-S

I will hopefully get to take some piccies tomorrow

Painted next batch of hexes for coastlines in naval games :)

Paul, listen very carefully "We I do not need to see any pictures of elephants, got that?  You would not offer an recovering alcoholic a beer, so do not show me any pictures of the Elephants.   :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 May 2020, 10:32:17 AM
If you think I really meant that, you should avoid playing poker." (to finish the message)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: ianrs54 on 19 May 2020, 10:47:21 AM
As many ele piccs as possible plze !!!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 20 May 2020, 06:00:43 AM
I got the chance to take some piccies :)

1st Carthaginian Army

General and cavalry

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49914997636_84b5a2a3c5_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j3PpMw)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49914486108_494d78fcca_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j3LMJ5)

Light Horse - Numdians

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49914997501_ef1e9f7234_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j3PpKc)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49915296542_17be929284_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j3QWD5)

Psiloi

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49914996831_823a12b6f2_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j3PpxD)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49914997016_c50621623e_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j3PpAQ)

More Psiloi

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49914485538_efeacff75a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j3LMyf)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49914996931_8c4a682237_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j3Ppzn)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 20 May 2020, 06:05:15 AM
2nd Carthaginian Army

General and cavalry

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49914997851_3776368b35_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j3PpRe)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49915297157_26e58c20a1_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j3QWPF)

Light Horse - Numdians

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49914485343_2c0e4ed647_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j3LMuT)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49915297027_09f907bd6f_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j3QWMr)

Psiloi

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49915296337_ed68a1b294_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j3QWzx)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49914996781_4b67896159_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j3PpwM)

More Psiloi

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49914996886_6f34879925_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j3PpyA)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49915296302_a86ef2dc62_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j3QWyW)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 20 May 2020, 06:17:27 AM
Camp followers

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49915296282_623eee869a_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j3QWyA)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49915296212_de39a6e630_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j3QWxo)


Orcs you do not want to follow this link

People other than Orcs may wish to follow this link

http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,19770.0.html (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,19770.0.html)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 20 May 2020, 06:23:42 AM
Well this is almost the end of this project

Four tents for my Roman camps should be arriving and once they are painted and based up with some already painted Hastati camp guards this project will be finished

Painted and Based
 825 Foot
 107 Mounted
     5 Models
937 Total


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 May 2020, 06:44:32 AM
Very cool


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 20 May 2020, 07:16:55 AM
Cracking !! :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 21 May 2020, 08:59:34 AM
You just can't warn some people, Orcs followed that link :-<

Painted next batch of hexes for coastlines in naval games :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 22 May 2020, 07:05:38 AM
Painted the last batch of hexes for coastlines in naval games :)

I now have a gross of 40mm green hexes to form coastlines for our naval games, I got the idea from Pierre the Shy ;)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 23 May 2020, 03:53:54 AM
Sorted out all the armies and they are almost all neatly stored in 4 pizza boxes :)

The elephants are too tall for the pizza boxes but do fit in my normal draws #:-S
So for now they are sharing a draw with some of my First Crusade armies

When I get a sunny day I need to take some more piccies for the army lists and might do some en masse


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 23 May 2020, 08:23:05 AM
Next time I'll chop the hefferlumps' legs down....Just for you, Paul. ;)

Cheers - Phil :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 23 May 2020, 08:31:18 AM
Order a Roman-style thick crust pizza next time; the box should be deeper for that.


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: fsn on 23 May 2020, 09:00:53 AM
Next time I'll chop the hefferlumps' legs down....Just for you, Paul. ;)

Cheers - Phil :)
You could just model them with their knees bent, then they could be part of that famous ambush in 217BC.

Y'know - Crouching Elephant, Hidden Trasimene.

 


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 23 May 2020, 10:34:09 AM
Go and chew your own coat, Nobby ! ;D ;D ;D ;D

Cheers - Phil.



Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: ianrs54 on 23 May 2020, 12:18:17 PM
Thats no punishment - 'e does it anyway !


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 23 May 2020, 01:31:47 PM
True......But I know he hasn't got any of his favourite 'chewing sauce' left.

Cheers - Phil   ;D


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 27 May 2020, 02:45:01 AM
Included with my Hundred Year War order were the tents for my Roman camps :)

These were out of stock when Leon shipped the Punic War order and we agreed it would make sense to send them with my next order

The tents have been prepared and undercoated :) :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 27 May 2020, 08:43:45 PM
Tents base coated :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 28 May 2020, 08:05:19 AM
A couple of dry brushed on the tents :) :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 29 May 2020, 11:54:15 PM
Details done on the tents :)

Tents washed :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 30 May 2020, 08:49:51 PM
A few touch ups where the wash 'ponded' on some of the flat surfaces :)

I've been asked to debut these armies at our regular game next Saturday so I better finish the Roman camps :!!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 31 May 2020, 05:10:14 AM
Tents have had their final dry brush :)

Magnetic vinyl glued to the bottom of the bases :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 May 2020, 10:36:14 AM
Photos asap please,  it's in-tents!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 31 May 2020, 10:04:11 PM
Camps flocked :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: OldenBUA on 01 June 2020, 07:44:17 AM
So near to revealing them, it's tentalising!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Ithoriel on 01 June 2020, 01:31:50 PM
This guy is just trying to get us in a flap, generating a spike in interest and driving us up the pole* is obviously his intent ;)


*I'm aware this may seem stranger to Irish readers than to those in the rest of the UK


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 01 June 2020, 02:22:58 PM
Nobby !!!!

Three coats for chewing...If you'd be so kind.  X_X

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 01 June 2020, 08:08:51 PM
 X_X

*I'm aware this may seem stranger to Irish readers than to those in the rest of the UK
:-/

Flock touched up :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Raider4 on 01 June 2020, 08:23:56 PM
Flock touched up

Who's Flock?


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: FierceKitty on 02 June 2020, 01:30:36 AM


Flock touched up :)

You must be Australian!


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 03 June 2020, 06:34:04 AM
Camps varnished :)

Too cloudy for pictures :(

Forecast not good until Monday :-w


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: OldenBUA on 03 June 2020, 10:50:41 AM
I'm sure when the pictures are finally here, they will get the attenttion they deserve.


 :O)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 04 June 2020, 05:14:01 AM
 X_X


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 June 2020, 05:26:22 AM
I hope they live up to all the hype

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49979310811_1e6c5cb6e6_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j9v2Rn)

(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49979566777_f1d6a24bef_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j9wkWz)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 June 2020, 05:30:38 AM
Painted and Based
 841 Foot
 107 Mounted
    11 Models
  959 Total

This brings this painting project to a close

Some of the armies debuted last night, a brief report with pictures can be found here http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,19313.msg303354.html#msg303354 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,19313.msg303354.html#msg303354)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 07 June 2020, 07:33:38 AM
Cracking, Paul !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 07 June 2020, 08:15:31 AM
Those look great. I've a few half painted medieval tents sitting that I haven't quite got right so these are good inspiration. I like the material effects.


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 June 2020, 10:58:03 AM
Brilliant. A suitable finale


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 07 June 2020, 11:39:31 AM
Brilliant. A suitable finale

What this thread really needs for a proper finale is an infiltration elephant hiding inside a tent  :-\


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Techno on 07 June 2020, 12:15:12 PM
I've told him, I'll saw the legs off one of the hefferlumps......But he doesn't seem interested.  ;)

Cheers - Phil. :)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 07 June 2020, 08:17:02 PM
(https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49978684441_e3b9ac7699_o.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2j9rPDT)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: mmcv on 07 June 2020, 09:10:07 PM
 :-bd


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Orcs on 07 June 2020, 11:09:23 PM
Paul, they look great

But don't you have pictures on armies /periods like WW1, Fenian Raids, Franco Prussian, that I have no desire to purchase figures in?  Please publish these instead.  ;)   



Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: paulr on 08 June 2020, 04:53:31 AM
Orcs, here's a couple of threads you can safely view ;)

1917 http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,10663.0.html (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,10663.0.html)

1914 http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,10195.0.html (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,10195.0.html)


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: Steve J on 08 June 2020, 07:50:05 AM
They look great when all together Paul 8).


Title: Re: Punic Wars - DBA
Post by: ianrs54 on 08 June 2020, 08:41:05 AM
Good stuff