Here are the Aventine Miniatures commanders I mentioned yesterday. I still have a few things to do - the general with the hoplon needs a more Roman-looking shield, which he'll get at some point, and once Steve at Little Big men Studios does some suitable transfers, the officer with the dead horse will get a fancier-looking shield. I'm also thinking about making a couple of vignettes from some of the figures too - it's always nice to give an army a 'centrepiece' in the form of the general with a bunch of 'hangers-on'.
Sorry about the lack of updates - last week was a wash-out where hobbies were concerned, though I did get loads of other stuff done. This week has been better, if still a bit busy. I have almost finished my next batch of figures - Aventine Miniatures' Roman generals, and the two command packs of officers (RR40 and RR40a, and RR50 and RR51). …
Aventine Minatures 'Italian Hill Tribes' infantry, with Little Big Men Studios shield transfers. I really enjoyed painting these figures - they're quite 'different' in appearance to the Romans, and also different to Greeks: a bit like a cross between the two, but with a character all their own.
If I should die, think only this of me:
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's, breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.
And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.
Rupert Brooke, 1887-1915
Here are two of Aventine Miniatures lovely Pyrrhic elephants. I'm quite pleased with them. They painted up easily, and I have a very good idea now as to the basic colour scheme for my Pyrrhic army. It's all getting quite exciting. I am really looking forward to whatever Keith and Adam dream up next!
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Sorry I've been a bit quiet - life has been busy. Last week was the kids' half-term holiday, which kept me busy, and we all went away, to Center Parcs near Penrith, last weekend. I'm only just catching up now.
While we were away I cleaned up and assembled a unit of Aventine Miniatures' Volscians and two Pyrrhic jumbos. …