After 2,5 months without hobby I was finally enabled to get some hours for brushing yesterday. Keith from Aventine has kindly given me some weeks ago this lovely mini, actually a door figure for Albanich 2013 show.
In the meantime the miniature is available by Aventine in their web shop as charity item:
I’ve painted him as dismounted praetorian guard cavalry officer. No idea what officer he could be, my knowledge about the command structure in the Roman cavalry units is very limited. What I know is that Equites Singulares Augusti, emperor’s own home guards were formed apparently by Trajan himself. Governers of the provinces were allowed to have their own mounted bodyguard troop (mostly non-Romans, serving in the alae), and so Trajan, being the governer of the Upper Germany, took his elite troops on his way to Rome, where he wouldn’t have his loyal legions behind them. That perhaps was the birth of the Praetorian cavalry troop. This assumption also based on the fact that the core of the imperial guard cavalry were originally the Batavi, so Germans.
I’m guessing the colours I’ve used for his uniform aren’t that entirely correct but I didn’t care much about it to be honest. I only was intented to have a bright nice looking figure and give some credit to Aventine. Also it’s scarcely possible that they were wearing cloacks with the depiction of a scorpion (actually only known from the shield depictions) but I just couldn’t withstand to paint it.
I always wanted to do something special with this preacher figure, it just has too much character and definitely belongs on a cart pulled by some strange draught animals. Here is it. It’s still a lot to do, still unsure how to connect the animals with the cart, just using chains or perhaps building a sort carriage. So if you have ideas, don’t hesitate to tell me.
the list of the parts (mostly our Lead Adventure stuff):
- preacher (BRU-21)
- pigs (BRU-17)
- rats (PA-26)
- road sign (BRU-10)
- lamp (DWA-05)
- books (DWA-01)
- beggar (BRU-08)
- rat on the top of the road sign (cut off from the dwarf rat catcher’s bag, DWA-04)
- wheels (GW plastic shields )
- cart/wooden board (GW siege equipment)
next one..this time the body from Atomic Mob 1 (PA-13), the head from the Mad Griet (BRU-09) and the pickaxe from the Dwarves Mine Explorer (DWA-07)
Started today with some conversion of our Bruegelburg miniatures, trying to make a sort of Witch Hunter gang. This is the first one. Quite funny, I think, I like it.
Brother Armanius, the feared priest of the Holy Church of the Sankt Bruegel, merciless persecutor of infidels and his faithful fighting pig Argus.
All parts are from Lead Adventure Miniatures, the body is a Warrior Priest (BRU-21), the head is of a Landsknecht (BRU-31), the pig is Bruegelburg one as well (BRU-17). The books are form the Dwarves range, from the pack with the Librarian (DWA-01). The chain is from my bitz box.
I was always a bit unhappy with one of my medieval houses. I’ve bough tthis one years ago, it’s from “The Miniature Building Authority”. It came pre-painted and the photos depict the house just as it is, with pre-paint. I like the concept of the house but the painting is a bit too flat for my taste so I’ve decided to repaint it today. Will post the progress later as soon as I have some