My Dear Legatus hedlius, Ave!There are products which are alternatives to spray on primers or so I am told byLinus barbera of the Fifth. He has commented that while off duty in camp on rainy days he has been able to give his personal slave one of the new bottles of Vallejo brush on/ air brush primers which work wonderfully. They also make colors like Panzer gray, Russian green, US Olive drab and British bronze green to go along with Gallic blue, Roman scarlet and Germanic bloody gore. It might be worth investigating.Well, time to take the Fifth Gallic Horse out on patrol.Salve,Gerardus Magnus"You can call me Magnus."
I used to hand prime but now I have discovered sprays I wouldn't go back!
Have you thought about using an air brush? many of the Celts swear thet they work wonders on large surfaces like shields....SalveGerardus Magnus
Ten seconds of spraying followed by forty-five minutes of cleaning!
Nice looking projects. Those Rep. Romans are great figures
Hi - sorry to hijack this post but can you drop me a line about winning a couple of rules sets from me? http://merseybooks.blogspot.co.uk/2014/09/calling-legatus-hedlius-and-his-hedgehog.html
These do look lovely it rained here on the other side of the Atlantic too.
Black undercoat - what have you done with the real Legatus?
Only for figures with lots of armour!
I must have been away longer than I though! When did the Romans invade?
Romans are always there in the background!
Good progress. What rule set do you plan to use?
Probably WAB as their Punic Wars supplement by the late Allen Curtis had some good rules variations to deal with the Roman chequerboard, I have a number of other Ancients sets I haven't tried yet too!
How are you finding the figures? I hear mixed things about Victrix.FMB
The Victrix Napoleonics are pretty awful. Really difficult to assemble and no instructions. Their ancients are much better however, with less parts.
Good "forward progress" with Legion Legatrus, keep going (try not to get too distracted);)
Fortunately I am enjoying painting these, unlike most plastics!
Sorry I should have typed "Legatus" in the above, my spelling error sounds er, rather painful. Meanwhile: I have a "love hate" thing with metals, I like them better afterwards (as in the end result) but hate getting there (I think it is the "flash-filing" at the start, plastics are less detailed (but getting better), respond to a sharp craft knife amd the paint seems to go on them betterPS Vitrix "quantity" wise have got it spot onGet all three variant packs and you are sorted for Romans :)Dear Santa ...
I feel the same about plastics! Apart from some Lord of the Rings figures I have never even approached finishing a box of plastics. These are lovely, though!