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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Painted and based. Huzzah!


Well, finally have some fully finished figures to check in.

Xyston companions and Thessalians. There was a bit of an issue with the original matte varnish, but a gloss coat sorted it out (phew!). They are still a bit shiny as I've been somewhat leery of subjecting them to the matte again after that incident!







Xyston hypaspists with spear.


(Hmm, have been sloppy above a greave or two here!)


Xyston Spartans (done a long time ago, but only just flocked).





Refurbished arty got as a bonus part of a buy from TMP. Not sure of the maker, but quite a lot shorter than the Xyston figs, that's for sure!



Nice to be able to adjust the painting tallies upwards, anyway.

25 comments:

  1. Your Xyston Companions,Thessalonians look Great! and the Spartans too! Congrats on completing your Hellenistic Project!.. (unless you have more on the painting desk to come?)

    cheers

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    1. Thanks, Phil! Yeah, quite a few more to come... Probably 500 more figs not even prepped yet!

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    2. after reading your reply Aaron, I checked my unpainted (all nations but no Romans!) Xyston packs, I have 141 Infantry and 37 Cavalry blister/packs (about 1420 figures!) and I'm still buying the packs! :o))

      cheers,

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    3. That's a good effort, Phil! I do have quite a few more that aren't Greeks / Macedonians to do too. Maybe 300-400 Persians, another eighty or so Parthians. Great figures, but the drilling out of hands and the gluing of shields, spears & pikes can be a bit of a pain!

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  2. Outstanding work, Aaron! Te Xyston figures looks really good. Nothing like a photo shoot to bring up minor painting variances. Often these are rarely seen by the naked eye and NEVER seen on the gaming table.

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    1. Thanks Jonathan - I hope so, but I think I'll touch them up, just to be sure!

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  3. The cavalry look splendid, what lovely figures.

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  4. Well done, Aaron! Xyston make some marvelous figures and your paint jobs really do them justice!

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    1. Thanks Fran. Working my way through them!

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  6. Excellent work Aaron! A few tufts would really improve the basing.

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    1. Thanks, Mike. Where do you get your tufts from?

      Cheers,
      Aaron

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    2. Aaron this guy does nice tufts and has a Facebook site:

      https://www.facebook.com/leadbearstufts/

      Cheers

      Mike

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    3. Thanks Mike! Will look into it.

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  7. Nicely done, Aaron. Good looking figures.

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    1. Thanks Bill. Always nice to see a bit of a reduction in the lead pile!

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  8. A wonderful job, love the Spartans...

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  9. Lare to the party as usual, but...

    I would be proud to push these figures across the battlefield, good job Aaron:)

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Nothing wrong with being fashionably late, Kevin! Thanks for the visit and the kind words :)

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