Tuesday, 31 August 2021

Czechoslovak Legion and Roman Scorpio

Progress this weekend on a few bits having laboured through late Romans shields I wanted something super easy……the Czech Legion are just that. They have sat under coated for a while  and are now ready for battle.

Czechoslovak Legion, fighting mainly for the whites in their formal position, but might be dispersed as a group across the Reds when needed πŸ˜€ copplestone castings, one would say easy to paint but not the most inspiring figures in the range.
Nest up rebased and touched up a Roman Scorpio (bolt thrower) not convinced by the shield but it will do for now.
Finally the Roman light cavalry are out of their dettol bath. In fact they have had two baths as the first didn’t quite get all the primer off, the second bath seems to have done the trick.
Another walk out over the holiday weekend, this time visiting the largest stone circle in Cumbria, not so far from where we live.
On the walk there is a small church near the river Eden, they have found a number of carved stones in the river one of them being this carved Anglo-Scandinavian hogs back grave stone. Estimated to be from 10th or 11th century they also have some other Saxon carved stones but this was my favourite.

Back to painting this evening πŸ‘


24 comments:

  1. I like the look of the Czech legion

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  2. more nice figures. I've even done some painting. You are right about the shield, don't over complicate it, paint it like the others, they are great

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  3. Great looking minis! Love the late Roman scorpio!

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  4. Lovely toys Matt…

    I rather like the simplicity of the Czech Legion figures…
    The Dettol seems to have worked a treat on the cavalry… when I first used it I was quite surprised how effective it was…

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Thanks Aly, the Czech legion were certainly simple to paint. Dettol was indeed quite effective πŸ‘

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  5. Dettol, not the first thing you would think of as a paint stripper. Good work on the legion and artillery, interesting archeological snippet too.

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    1. The idea came from Aly and although it took two baths and a little bit of scrubbing it worked pretty well πŸ‘

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  6. Your Czechs and Romans are superb. Always enjoy seeing your travels. Beautifully rugged country.

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  7. Both the Czechs and Romans look great and nice to know the Dettol bath is working well. As always great landscapes you have to wander over:)

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  8. Grand landscape and interesting grave stone. The figures are fine too!

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  9. Nice brushwork on the two periods, Matt. Lovely landscapes and ancient stones too!

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    1. Thanks Dean nice to paint something simple πŸ‘

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  10. Lovely Czechs and scorpion! Nice circle and gravestone, I've been thinking of a stone circle as a terrain piece, might be fun?
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks ….a small stone circle would make a nice feature

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  11. Lovely work Matt, and I especially like the scorpion.

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  12. Great work on both Matt and I know exactly what you mean about the relative simplicity of painting 20/21st century uniforms - they are certainly a pleasant change! I do agree that of Mark Copplestones Back of Beyond range goes, the Czechs are a bit "samey" but they are still nice figures! Countryside looks great - I cant do any of that kind of posting at the moment, with us being back in L4 lock down (our most restrictive level)

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    1. Thanks Keith, they are lovely sculpts and will look fine on the battlefield. At the moment at least we are not locked down which is a relief, hope your situation improves soon πŸ‘

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