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late roman catapracts (hat8086)

Posted by dykio on 30 Jan 2023, 22:09

hello fellow members,

These figs were already primed waiting to be painted for more than a year. So i finally had a go to them. I must say that the figures look a bit stiff but the detail is realy nice on them. So a realy descent set from hat.
But enough said here is where its al about... pictures pictures and more pictures

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hope you like them

laterrrrr
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Posted by Kekso on 31 Jan 2023, 11:20

I've painted that set 5 or more years ago. Yours are way better than mine but I hope you've enjoyed painting them as much as I did.
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Posted by Bill Slavin on 31 Jan 2023, 14:45

Those look very good - nice, crisp painting. I agree, the poses are a bit stiff and HaT is always a bit parsimonious with the number of horse poses you get but you have done a really nice job with them.
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Posted by sberry on 31 Jan 2023, 16:54

They look really good, a very nice paintjob on these figures!

I have a question concerning the lances: Are these the original ones from the box, or did you replace them with some plastic pins? They look so straight that I suppose the latter may be the case. Providing good pole arms that are not bent or curved in some absurd manner seems to be a major challenge in the production of soft plastic figures….
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Posted by Ben90 on 31 Jan 2023, 17:36

That is a nice bunch of heavy cavalry! Very well done!
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 31 Jan 2023, 19:54

Those are very well done!
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Posted by CliosPaintingBench on 03 Feb 2023, 06:53

Those are beautiful, beautiful cataphracts, you can see the individual scales of their armour!
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Posted by Konrad on 03 Feb 2023, 15:22

I like them.
Good job.
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Posted by MABO on 03 Feb 2023, 21:40

Cataphracts are always cool! An very cool if painted like this!
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Posted by elsi on 04 Feb 2023, 09:18

Amazing Riders :yeah: :yeah:
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Posted by blacksmith on 04 Feb 2023, 13:00

Really nice knights. Like the blueish tone you got on the metal
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 04 Feb 2023, 23:23

dykio wrote:...hope you like them...

You're right, dykio, at least I like them a lot. ;-)

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Posted by k.b. on 05 Feb 2023, 11:09

It must have been a petrifying experience for any enemy to face up to these chaps. A very nicely painted unit dykio……. . I always struggle to paint figures that lack variety and these figures certainly are very uniform. In particular I love the way you have represented the armour….. may I ask what paints you use?
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Posted by dykio on 15 Feb 2023, 20:39

thank you very much gentlemen for al the nice comments :yeah:

k.b."….. may I ask what paints you use?[/quote]

for the metal i used the only jar of paint i ever bought from citadel which is called leadbelcher. Its just the same as the old gunmetal from games workshop. I applied this to al metal pieces. Then gave it a very light drybrush with shining silver from the army painter warpaints. And finally a thin wash with blue ink from games workshop. this is quite shiny but i always seal al my figures with a matt varnish so thats no problem.

[quote="sberry wrote:
They look really good, a very nice paintjob on these figures!

I have a question concerning the lances: Are these the original ones from the box, or did you replace them with some plastic pins? They look so straight ….


Wel these figs are from some time ago when hat still produced there figs in a hard kind of plastic instead of the rubber they use nowadays. So the lances on these are originals from the box !

if there are any other questions just let me know and i be happy to answer them !!!

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Posted by Peter on 15 Feb 2023, 22:54

Wonderfull painted cavalry! :thumbup:
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