Friday, 10 August 2012

All Greek to me

The first update of my latest project, 28mm Greeks. I've had this project on the back burner for a number of years now and was finally inspired to get them started. So far I have completed 1 unit of hoplites (majority of the figures the original Immortal plastics with a few 1st corps thrown in)  and 1 unit of peltasts (all from 1st corps). The 2 ranges are very compatible size wise, thought the 1st corps hoplites are slightly chunkier, but not noticeably so.

I am undecided on whether to use 16 or 20 figure hoplite units for Hail Caesar. the 16 is the minimum but 20 just look better. I also have a box from Victrix which will give me 112 hoplites. I'll need to add some more skirmishers and a small unit of cavalry.

Also as part of my own scenery building I decided to put together some roads. I made them out of 2 inch wide pieces of MDF, taken from the bottom of an old set of drawers. These were then coated in some terracotta paint with some flock mixed in for texture. Once dry I gave them a quick dry brush of cream. Turned out not to bad for about half an hours work.

Base coated terracotta
Finished dirt roads


Ray Rousell said...

Nice looking figures and great looking road!

Caliban said...

Can't have enough hoplites! Seeing your post on Plataea reminded me that I haven't dropped by here for a while. You've been busy!

Captain Richard's miniature Civil War said...

Nice work, Scotty

Rodger said...

Great stuff Scotty.

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Nice work Scotty!


David Cooke said...

Nice looking Greeks!

peter said...

The Greeks and the roads look excellent to me!

Might use the idea of the roads in one of my next projects!