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Zvezda Republican Roman Infantry

Posted by Konrad on 03 Oct 2020, 10:18

After I already painted the imperial Romans of ZVEZDA,
I am now working on a larger group of legionaries from
the time of the republic.
I would like to use my self-made sign stickers again,
but the many details on the shields make this work
too time-consuming this time.

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Some figs are ready.
Will be continued....

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Posted by MABO on 03 Oct 2020, 11:37

Hello Konrad,

I really like this Republican Range from Zvezda. So a cool project, that I will follow.
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Posted by Egbert on 03 Oct 2020, 12:06

Hello Konrad,
Ii's nice to see a new project from you.
The first figures look absolutely perfectly painted.
I look forward to your progress in this work
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Posted by Edmund2019 on 04 Oct 2020, 14:08

I like them very much. The natural tone of the colours is very well done.
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Posted by Peter on 04 Oct 2020, 21:56

Wonderfull start from this project! I like those figures! :thumbup:
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 10 Oct 2020, 13:40

No matter the scale, 20 or 28 mm, it’s clear that Romans are your specialty, Konrad. :-D

Great work on these fantastic Zvezda figures. :notworthy:

Compliments.

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Posted by Konrad on 13 Oct 2020, 19:04

A first update for my Republican Romans.

Will be continued...

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Posted by Peter on 13 Oct 2020, 21:50

Some day you will have your legion my friend! Some day! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 14 Oct 2020, 19:02

Beautiful painted figures Konrad. I am envious of your painting talents!
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Posted by OwenChpw on 15 Oct 2020, 00:31

Very nice figures. If the stickers are too tricky to make work, you could always hand paint the designs on the shields (which would turn this into a five year project all of a sudden :P).
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Posted by Ochoin on 15 Oct 2020, 07:18

This interests me: certainly for the excellence of the painting but also because I'm about to start on a bunch of Newline Polybians I recently bought.

They're a legion's worth: about 50 figures, scaled down.

I have a number of plastics, painted years ago but want to paint these at a standard closer to Konrad's efforts.

And so we come to shields......

Previously, I painted simple designs but I was thinking about transfers.
Little Big Man is a supplier, who'll do transfers at 20mm.

https://www.littlebigmenstudios.com/pro ... roman-hat/

However, each transfer needs to be cut out (so, in halves for each shield. If you look at the square of the boss, this will be quite a bit of work. I'm still thinking....

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Posted by Ochoin on 15 Oct 2020, 07:21

BTW tunic colours. I'm aware there's a suggestion that they all wore a dull red tunic at a slightly later date.

Wargamers tend to either paint all figures like this, or to give each part of the Legion (ie Hastatii, Triarii etc) a different colour. This is the way Konrad's gone.

Ditto basic shield colour.

All comments from any of you on this?

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Posted by PaulRPetri on 15 Oct 2020, 15:54

Just a warning Donald on the Little Bigmen decals. I used them on my Republican romans and they took some real effort to get to work. Peeling the decal off was a real pain in the rear. But on the plus side they look good.
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Posted by Ochoin on 15 Oct 2020, 23:32

Thanks, Paul.

LBM Studios wrote back & said they'd not be a perfect fit on the Newline figures, so I'll stick to giving the shields a flat colour & wash.

After all, that's what Konrad has done & his look super.

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Posted by ells10 on 17 Oct 2020, 16:48

That's what I do mate, I also give my Hastati, Triarii etc a different colour just so I can distinguish whos who on the battle field.
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Posted by Ochoin on 17 Oct 2020, 23:41

ells10 wrote:That's what I do mate, I also give my Hastati, Triarii etc a different colour just so I can distinguish whos who on the battle field.

It's such an early period, with so little factual material, a lot of people base their notions on Polybian Romans on what came later. Always a bit dodgy.

I've done a little research on the topic & there seems to be little or no evidence that Roman shields had any decoration & , I think, only Polybius who indicates shields may have been a solid colour. So: negative evidence versus a vague possibility......

So I think (wargamer's privilege), you can do what you want & nobody can say you're definitely wrong.. I do like your idea & may use it.

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Posted by Konrad on 23 Oct 2020, 19:08

Another unit is ready.

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Posted by Peter on 23 Oct 2020, 20:58

Another good unit Konrad! :thumbup:
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Posted by Zed1 on 24 Oct 2020, 10:56

The clone brothers. X-D

Nevertheless, good job, Konrad.
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Posted by OwenChpw on 29 Oct 2020, 02:29

Appreciating the realistic, earthy aesthetic on these.
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