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Caledonians - Completed 1/32 Scale Warbands. (Hobby Post)

RUPERT MITCHELL 1/32 Scale Blog

Caledonians - Completed 1/32 Scale Warbands. (Hobby Post)

Following on from my earlier post about these as promised here's some pics of the two completed warbands.

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Ancient Germans 1/32 - Work in Progress (Hobby Post)

RUPERT MITCHELL 1/32 Scale Blog

Ancient Germans 1/32 - Work in Progress (Hobby Post)

If you have been following my hobby posts on this blog for a while now you will know that I finished the first half of my Ancient German Army some time ago. These units were mainly built using TSSD's Barbarian figures - you can see more here:

https://www.drumandflag.co.uk/blogs/news/60mm-ancient-german-army-completed-hobby-post

Subsequently I decided I wanted more units for the army to give the Romans a real challenge and also that the new additions should look different. This to reflect that I would be using different figures (Weston) this time and that I wanted a bit more sophisticated dress for them to reflect my ongoing research and so that they could represent different tribes. The first of these new warbands can be seen here: 

https://www.drumandflag.co.uk/blogs/news/ancient-german-warband-1-32-scale-conversions-hobby-post

Work on the remaning 'Weston' Germans is ongoing and below are a few pics charting what's on the workbench.

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Spartacus Slave Army - 1/32 Scale - Workbench. (Hobby Post)

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1/32 Scale Spartacus Slave Army - Workbench. (Hobby Post)

Discipline - I have very little when it comes to my hobby. I flit from project to project as enthusiasm waxes and wanes. This means instead of quickly (relatively) finishing one army and then moving on to the next I end up having multiple things on the go at once at various stages of completion.

'Spartacus' was supposed to be for much further down the road after Germans, Celts, Dacians etc but the moment took me and I fancied doing a trial unit to see how my ideas worked out in practice. The photos below show how some basic conversions have worked out. I'll now paint it up and add shields etc to complete.

For other future upcoming blog posts I've also taken some work in progress photos of the second half of my Ancient German army and of my two completed Caledonian Warbands - each 40 figures strong.

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Caledonians - 1/32 Scale (Hobby Post)

RUPERT MITCHELL 1/32 Scale Blog

Caledonians - 1/32 Scale (Hobby Post)

I should really be working on my Gaul army but detoured off to do some Caledonians having recently read Osprey's Mons Graupius.

This group are painted up based on a mixture of what I have read about & seen pictures of both in print and on the web, what I like the look of and simply what was available to convert.

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Del Prado Men at War - Complete Listing Guide

RUPERT MITCHELL Del Prado Partwork Listings

First published several years ago as an ebay guide when I was a much more active buyer & seller of Del Prado.  More pics here if you are on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/DrumandFlag/photos/?tab=album&album_id=114147965294254 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ This is a very simple and straight forward guide to the Del Prado Men at War Series. The numbers below are based around the first UK release. This listing will be of use to collectors wishing to identify missing numbers in their collections, particularly those that stopped at #75 when Del Prado decided to extend the partwork by a further 25 issues to 100 figures. It may also be of...

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