Sunday, August 19, 2012

Liby-Phoenician Test Model Painted

"The study of ancient history is as much about how we know as what we know, and engagement with all the processes of selection, constructive blindness, revolutionary reinterpretation and willful misinterpretation that together produce the 'facts'... out of the messy, confusing. and contradictory evidence that survives."

~ Mary Beard, Cambridge classicist

I was able to complete the color-test model for my Carthaginian veterans last night and I am very happy with the result. I wanted to find a suitable and pleasing color palette that worked across an entire figure before beginning the process of painting these en masse. Remember, these need to look good on the gaming table, so things like contrast and color saturation play an important role in selecting the color palette. I knew right-away that I didn't want to go with a red linen for these troops as that is fairly typical and too obvious a choice, so I decided in the end to go with a nice shade of green instead, which will work well with the silvers and gold/bronze of the armor and the ochre I have chosen for the shields.

I am really looking forward to getting started on these this in earnest week!


  1. He looks great, the armour is excellent


  2. That look excellent. A whole unit will look the bees!

  3. Looks fantastic! Love the warm, muted colours.

  4. Very nice. The shield colour is a nice shade, but I really like the colouring on the leg greaves and helmet.

  5. Looking very nice, special mention to the shield on the photo!