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By smacdowall, Jul 19 2017 03:32PM

A 6mm unit of 6th century Roman horse archers completed I have started to paint up Belisarius' bucellarii. After fixing them to a painting rod I fist undercoat with spray matt white and then give a very thin wash of raw umber. This brings out the detail and makes it easy to paint the tiny men and horses. Then I give helmets and armour a black wash.


After dry brushing the armour with a bright metal colour, I do the horses in a series of washes. This makes the detail stand out even on such small miniatures.


My full 6mm painting method can be found in the painting section of my site here.

2 comments
Jul 31 2017 12:29AM by Tim O' Connor

Hi Simon
great looking paint job and still thinking about going for the big leap into 6 mm and what is the scale that you are going to use with each stand representing what number of men for these battles with the Vandals ?
Please keep us posted on your progress and very interested in this period as you know
best wishes
Tim know

Aug 7 2017 06:53PM by smacdowall

I am going for a 1:50 scale so a stand of 3 cavalrymen would represent 150 actual men
Cheers
Simon

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