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Sunday, February 16, 2014

Bang a Scutum, Celtiberians are done

Up today is a run that finishes out the ancient Spanish army I sold in January. All Xyston figures and once again, Xyston is a joy to paint.

First up are 16 bases of Celtiberian Scutarii heavy foot.  To set them apart from their Iberian breathren, I brought in dull yellow for tunics and bright yellow & runes for shields.  I'm quite pleased with how they look ranked up.  This seals the deal. I must find a partner for painting and playing Iberians and/or Celtiberians in 28mm.





I also painted up a small batch of Scutarii medium foot.  These fellows were painted to match the 42 bases of Iberian Scutarii I painted up previously.

With this, all of my 15mm painting is done and it's back to 28mm.

48 comments:

  1. Excellent work as usual,Monty. Another riot of colour for the table top, and so amazingly detailed for their size. These figs look the business, and Xyston clearly know theirs!

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    1. Thanks Ev, I appreciate it! Xyston is top shelf.

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  2. Hi Monty ,

    great work !
    they are fabulous!

    when you will see that Littlebigmenstudio have a transfert sheet of Iberian shields, you will buy more Spanish figures from Xyston ;-)

    Cheers

    Gilles

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    1. Gilles! I didn't realize they did shield transfers for Xyston. I really should have looked. Great inspiration as well. LOL, next time!

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  3. Very impressive work !

    Greate looking shields

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    1. Thanks Grego! I do love ancient Spanish so it's always a treat.

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  5. Wowsers, they look brilliant mate! What an awesome sight!

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    1. Tamsin, thanks! I'm enjoying your pirate army. FoG R isn't played in my group but it looks like they'll be a fun faction to play.

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  7. Great stuff Monty really like the colours!

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    1. Thanks Willie! Every time I see the new additions to your collection, I end up drooling. :-)

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  8. Love the yellows! What a great looking batch of figures. Is this handiwork for someone else or yourself, this time?

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    1. Jonathan, they're to buff out the ancient Spanish I sold last month. The cool part is the Dailami went to a son and the Spanish to a father. That's right, a father and son FoG tournament team!

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  9. Gorgeous Celtiberians Monty! I love the Xyston ranges, quite tempted by their new Parthians, even though I already have a 28mm army...

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    1. Thanks Cyrus! I'm quite tempted by your 28mm ancient armies to join you in 28mm.

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  10. Great!

    A nasty looking horde of Celtiberian Scutarii :o) you have here Monty..love the colors you used on these guys. I'm sure they will perform well during your table top battles.

    All the best,
    Cheers,

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    1. Phil! Now I'm wondering how the Iberians rate in DBA. I wish I could find a local player and give it a run.

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  11. Lovely work on these indeed! Love all the color action!

    Christopher

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    1. Simon! Really loved your Room 101 post! I have a love-hate relationship with the Celts. I've painted and sold them numerous times in 15mm. I paint them when I read about them. Then I sell them in frustration when they're no fun to game.

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  13. They look great Monty lots of movement…..action packed..love em.

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    1. Thanks Tarty, and I'd like to do them in Impetus like you one day!

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  14. A great work with these! The mass effect is awesome!

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  15. Just joined up through a link in Bigredbat's Blog.

    Great painting! Those Xyston mini's are a treat to paint up.

    Darrell.

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    1. Darrell, thanks for following!

      Your paras were a treat to look at. I have some on the bench and by the time I paint mine, I think I'll be the very last person to have painted the Red Devils. ;-)

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  16. Very nice M, quite spectacular!

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  17. They look fantastic Monty – nice work!

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  18. Gorgeous work Monty! I wish I had the endurance to paint such a large army to such an amazing standard.

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    1. Thanks Moiterei! I wish I had the endurance to paint to your standard in 28mm. Always gorgeous to look at!

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  19. Really impressive work, Monty - your brushwork translates well to either 15mm and 28mm. Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks Dean! My friends play 15mm almost exclusively so I like to think my 15mm work is a way to "profile" armies before I paint them in 28mm. ;-)

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  20. Beautiful work Monty, just stunning!

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  21. THey're just great to look at.
    Very good ork here Monty.

    Seb

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    1. Thanks Seb! Hey, you're on vacation. You should be resting, good man! ;-)

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