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

RUPERT MITCHELL 1/32 Scale Blog

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

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

54mm Caledonian / Ancient Britons Warband. 1/32 scale Britons / Gauls

Most of the figures are converted Weston Mexican Peasants. The rest are Expeditionary Force (Zulus), Emhar (Vikings), Safari (Gladiator torsos) and Del Prado metals.

1/32 Scale Caledonians / Britons / Gauls / Ancient Germans / Barbarians

I used the shields, wode and hair colour to differentiate these from my other Gallic, German and Dacian warbands.

1/32 Scale Caledonians / Britons / Gauls / Ancient Germans / Barbarians

I'd like to have done a lot of checks and tartans etc...but my patience, eye sight and skills don't allow for that!

I painted the using Vallejo Game Color water based acrylics: Paints

1/32 Scale Caledonians / Britons / Gauls / Ancient Germans / Barbarians

There's a couple of early crossbowmen lurking in there somewhere.

1/32 Scale Caledonians / Britons / Gauls / Ancient Germans / Barbarians1/32 Scale Caledonians / Britons / Gauls / Ancient Germans / Barbarians

Mounted chap is Del Prado as it standing figure behind the Druid. The Druid is from Hachette if I recall correctly.

1/32 Scale Caledonians / Britons / Gauls / Ancient Germans / Barbarians

Markers are on round bases and represent unit status - worn/spent, disordered & breakthrough charge.

1/32 Scale Caledonians / Britons / Gauls / Ancient Germans / Barbarians

1/32 Scale Caledonians / Britons / Gauls / Ancient Germans / Barbarians

I added capes to a few figures, some of them with greenstuff hoods.

1/32 Scale Caledonians / Britons / Gauls / Ancient Germans / Barbarians

The figures are based on 70mm mdf. I've made some as yet unpainted plastic building card movement trays for them to save having to move each stand.

1/32 Scale Caledonians / Britons / Gauls / Ancient Germans / Barbarians

1/32 Scale Caledonians / Britons / Gauls / Ancient Germans / Barbarians

I stagger the figures with 2 at front / 1 at back per base alternated with the reverse so that the unit fits together ok with minimal clashing.

That's it for now. What's next?

Other 1/32 scale projects currently on my hobby workbench:

* Completion of Ancient German army. See more here: https://www.drumandflag.co.uk/blogs/news/ancient-germans-1-32-work-in-progress-hobby-post

* Test painting of first Spartacus unit. See more here: https://www.drumandflag.co.uk/blogs/news/spartacus-slave-army-1-32-scale-workbench-hobby-post

*Ongoing preparation of Punic War units including conversion of AIP Beja into Numidian and Libyan skirmishers.

 

 



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