~ 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!