Sunday, May 19, 2013

Big Man

Hi,

Finished up the front base for my second unit of Spartans.

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Impetus Unit Type:  FP
Base Size: 8cm x 3cm
Manufacturer: 15mm Xyston, AB

These are all from the Xyston range, except for the general, which is from AB.  He's slightly larger than even the biggest of the Xyston, but I figure that's okay for a "big man" figure.

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The original AB general is holding a vine stave, which I swapped out for a spear, and added a grounded shield.  I figures he's giving the lads a pre-battle harangue.  The black shields I ripped off from a 28mm unit that appears in the 4th Impetus supplement.  I liked the look, and I wanted to be able to easily distinguish between units on the field.

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I've got a planned test game for muskets and tomahawks next week, so I've been basing up dome figs for that.  Next in the painting queue will likely be either some of the M&T french, or the last cruiser for DW.

FMB

 

12 comments:

  1. Excellent, I love it! Black can be hard to pull off in 15mm but you've done it here.

    Are you now doing WH 40K? I see an Ork with a MG in the background.

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    1. Not really ;) I have a ton of ork stuff, and occasionally paint a bit when I get to feeling nostalgic. While there's always plenty of opportunities to play 40k, I find it's pretty far down the list of stuff on which I want to spend gaming time.

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  2. Very nice! I like the big man, your 15mm look like 28mm :)

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  3. To get this kind of detail on 15mm is truly fantastic. I like the big green guy in the background:)

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  4. Thanks gang. I do have to give a fair bit of credit to the sculpting. Both the Xyston and the AB take paint well.

    FMB

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  5. Lovely work on the AB general and Xyston Spartans!

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  6. beautiful painting and shields are successful

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