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Saturday, 26 March 2016

Strelets Roman Ceremonial March & Ranks pt.2 - Centurion & Signifer Customs

Good Saturday Morning!

It's Easter, and what an appropriate time to post Romans.

These are some of the guys from the new Strelets boxes, the Imperial and Repulican Marching and Ranks sets.

I decided to test out my converting skills, since I want to start sculpting full figures of my own, and made some into Centurions and Signifers, since the set lacked them.

They are very well done figures, just needing a lot of care to remove the flash and extra plastic, but they are well worth it, especially at the price they charge.

Starting off with the two Republicans. I simply used bodies from the Republican Ranks set, shaved the helmets down a bit, and made the crests of Greenstuff. I shaved the pilum into a stick.

He looks like he's ready to dish out some discipline...

Here are the Imperial Centurions. They have the bodies from the Republican set, but the heads from the Imperial set.

Vorenus looking disappointed.

A work in progress, my first attempt at carving an animal head.Shield From Caesar Celtic Warriors, and the eagle is form Hat Roman Command.

And for Lilith, my Persian Zebra rider.

 And that's it for today.

Happy Easter! Enjoy the time with family,
Thanks for reading.

Sunday, 20 March 2016

Hat 1/72 Huns (as Mongols)

Good Sunday evening!

I finally got back to taking pictures, now that my phone situation has been surpassed. I am now trying out things with fixing the photos I take by using the edit feature in Google Photos (just fixing the colours, not photo shopping the imperfections!).

Here is one of the sets I got from my brother a few months back. I actually had problems with one of the sprues where a horse was incomplete and a rider had a less detailed face, but after contacting Hat they sent me an entire sprue to replace that figure. Thanks Hat!

Since last posting, I have decided to no longer pursue my wide mild-fantasy direction with my figures, and instead using them as, "light history" as one may call it. Instead of having one big Game of Thrones type world with Romans, Greeks, Samurai, Mongols, Conquistadors and late Medieval Knights all struggle in the same timeline, I will break them up into their appropriate times (ex. Samurai vs. Samurai; Mongols vs. Arabs, Chinese, Europeans; Greeks vs. Persian; Romans vs. Celts, Carthaginians, Germans, anyone who isn't Roman).

Anyways, here are figures. They could work as Huns, but I am using them as Mongols. They are quite large for steppe nomads, only being comparable to the Zvezda set in scale (and even then they are bigger), but that can be passed off as them wearing extra layers of clothes ;).

Now as can be seen, this guy has been modified a little. That is because I recently acquired some Greenstuff, which is excellent for adding little things to models, and is actually quite cheap for the amount you get! Highly recommended.

My favorite modification of the bunch, I really like the way the helmet turned out.

Anyways I have quite a few photos taken and ready to go, and have gotten my life a little bit in control, so expect more posts finally!

Up next should be some customized Roman Centurions made from the strelets marching sets.

Spring is finally here, so have a good week!!!!!
Thank you for visiting,