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by philbagnall
Thu Oct 18, 2012 2:55 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Basing 6mm
Replies: 5
Views: 1423

Re: Basing 6mm

Phil Barker has given basing number suggestions for small scale troops on DBx/FOG sized bases in DBMM rules, & in the draft DBA revision rules, which work pretty well. They pretty much add up to about doubling the number of figures from the 15mm numbers, on 15mm scale bases, as you suggest. Here's m...
by philbagnall
Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Field of Glory : Ancient & Medieval Era 3000 BC-1500 AD : General Discussion
Topic: 15 March 44 bc sad day
Replies: 11
Views: 833

Jilu wrote:
nikgaukroger wrote:Dictator, not tyrant :D
For some Senators he was a Tyrant just ask Cato
... but tyrant here is an opinion, Dictator an office & title of state
by philbagnall
Fri Nov 19, 2010 11:24 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Rendera (plastic) bases for FoG??
Replies: 21
Views: 1502

Another vote for Magister Militum bases; used to use mounting board but have switched to MM entirely over the past year or two

Regards
Phil
by philbagnall
Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:18 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Gesso primer
Replies: 5
Views: 597

The other reason for gaps is (I'm reliably told on the TMP discussion boards) that gesso shrinks as it dries. I've got a pot of black and of white which will last me for years probably, and I can't see myself going back to spray primer cans again either.
by philbagnall
Tue Sep 28, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Second favourite matt varnish
Replies: 10
Views: 683

My recipe is an initial coat of Klear/Future (an acrylic floor polish for those who havent come across it before) with a small amount of Winsor & Newton Peat artists ink added - a good gloss coat, dries quickly and the ink creates a degree of shading and seems to make reds a bit more vibrant. I then...
by philbagnall
Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:41 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Spray Primers
Replies: 15
Views: 2240

I use a Crafter's Acrylic black (also from Hobbycraft) as a primer, slightly watered to flow better. I did 96 figs yesterday in about half an hour. It's dry enough to continue after an hour or so. Kevin, I'd echo BobM's comments 100%. I started out using craft acrylic paint to prep my figures, suff...
by philbagnall
Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Spray Primers
Replies: 15
Views: 2240

Hi I don't bother with spray. I use black gesso primer from an art shop and paint it on with a brush. only takes a minute and gets to all the nooks and crannies. It was the smell and the fact that I couldn't get full coverage with spray that made me give it up. I'm a recent convert to this too, aft...
by philbagnall
Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Help picking MRR figures
Replies: 24
Views: 3450

Don't forget Feudal Castings (from LMK Direct) - slightly old fashioned single poses for the heavy infantry but still nice, and cheap to boot compared to many ranges. I understand they're recasting some of their moulds including the MRRs - at present the MRR cavalry is unavailable because of this bu...
by philbagnall
Tue Nov 24, 2009 12:03 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: The colour of ancient oxen...
Replies: 6
Views: 957

The colour of ancient oxen...

A good friend of mine has asked me to paint a number of Chariot minis ox-carts for his Sea People army. The great thing is that the carts themselves are rough wood, and the crew are basic Peleset figures. But is there any information about the colour of the oxen - are they simply brown or might some...
by philbagnall
Tue Nov 03, 2009 9:05 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Rome Vs Carthage starter army questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1500

For what it's worth I have a front row of hastati (with the traditional bronze pectoral) and a back row of principes (in mail) to represent my midrepublican BGs - as stated above, the scale of the game essentially means a number of maniples are represented by a BG (so the visual effect of the 2 line...
by philbagnall
Fri Sep 11, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Looking for a list to use with Wargames factory romans
Replies: 9
Views: 1778

My 'standard' Late Republican Roman list has 7 units of legionaries, 4 stands per unit. So that would be 4x7x4=112 figures. Of course, you would still need the supporting troops and generals to add to this. Peter C What do you mean "stands?" He's referring to the bases that troops are on for playin...
by philbagnall
Wed Jul 15, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Manufacturers for MR Roman allied people
Replies: 8
Views: 1877

See my post here re Warmodelling size/compatability. Madaxeman did some shots a while back of the naked gallic fanatics which were a bit tall & spindly, but the roman figures seem to fit alongside others (such as the feudal castings) rather better: http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=10005
by philbagnall
Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:45 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Manufacturers for MR Roman allied people
Replies: 8
Views: 1877

Spookily I'm spending some of my lunch hour at work cleaning up a couple of bags of samnite allies by Warmodelling (Fantassin) - very nice figures, more standard Xyston size than standard Essex. Can be seen at: warmodelling.com or warmodelling.co.uk Another option is Feudal Casting from LMK/Quick Re...
by philbagnall
Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:50 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Mid-Republican Roman : Warmodelling / Camelot / Xyston
Replies: 4
Views: 2527

Some comparison pics of painted warmodelling figures: http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh63/philbagnall/th_wmmmdruids1.jpg http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh63/philbagnall/th_wmmmdruids2.jpg http://i253.photobucket.com/albums/hh63/philbagnall/th_wmmmdruids3.jpg left- warmodelling druids (+ 1 ma...
by philbagnall
Wed Jun 03, 2009 4:16 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: praying figures - 15mm
Replies: 4
Views: 1193

Although not truly prostrate, theres a kneeling arab figure in the Essex arab camp set (I went for kneeling in front of campfire for my DBA umayyad camp). That might fit the bill positioned on a mat. Don't know if they sell such figures separately but I'm sure you could ask them!
by philbagnall
Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:40 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Mid-Republican Roman : Warmodelling / Camelot / Xyston
Replies: 4
Views: 2527

Hopefully this message (which i posted to the Miniatures Page) might be of some help, although it doesnt completely address your question: Have just got a few packs of these figures via a friend who picked them up at Salute. First look – nice sculpting with good figure proportions. Metal is rather l...
by philbagnall
Wed Apr 01, 2009 10:38 am
Forum: Army Design
Topic: Celts v Romans ?
Replies: 7
Views: 2265

Wargames factory make late republican romans (so far) which is Rise of Rome army list book - also includes gallic lists Warlord Games make early imperial (principate) romans - Legions Triumphant army list - also includes ancient british & caledones lists Havent seen wargames factory figures. Their r...
by philbagnall
Thu Mar 26, 2009 9:33 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Eyes
Replies: 16
Views: 3491

A good art supply store will have technical pens. They come in a variety of colors. They have a very sturdy, fine point that can be used for making eyes. Although I only use them on 25/28/32mm figures. A quick, light tap with the pen and you have a nice round pupil. Agree entirely - here's a 28mm F...
by philbagnall
Wed Mar 04, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Roman legionnaire shields -- what design should I use?
Replies: 20
Views: 5852

All terribly symbolic I'm afraid - lightning relates, IIRC, to Iupitter and laurel wreath is, of course, for victory. Is there any rigid standard to this? In other words, does a black shield with a laurel design mean something different than a red shield with the lightning design as far as the troo...
by philbagnall
Mon Mar 02, 2009 8:54 am
Forum: Modelling
Topic: Varnish vs type of paint
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

For brush-on acrylic matt varnish, I recently started using Winsor & Newton Galeria acrylic matt (from artists shops) - with the proviso that you need to shake it thoroughly first to get best results, I've been very pleased with it and it does away with the need to spray (& hopefully that depressing...

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