Saturday 11 May 2013

(Dux Bellorum Month) Bowmen Based

Having come up with a multi-purpose basing solution last week, it is now time to put it into practice. First up are the bowmen and as discussed earlier because the unit base is 80 x 40mm the base required a pseudo-sabot approach to fill the gaps.

Here is the finished base adorned with some rocks, tufts and flowers...

Here is the base without the miniatures (I need to give the inside another coat of brown but will do this when painting another unit).

Here is the base with just the rear rank miniatures in place...

On with the warrior units now, the Gripping Beast order has arrived so I now have all the miniatures I need for the Romano-British army, I just need the time...


  1. Great looking figures and very nice idea!!

  2. Very good figures and the base is awesome!

  3. Some nicely painted figures there, and the base looks fantastic too! Out of curiosity are those flowers made by a model railway company? (The name excapes me but I saw some packs of similar flowers last time I went to a model train show). I didn't think much of it when I saw them but I think I could do with a few now.

    1. The flowers are Silfor:

      They seem a bit expensive but you get a lot and they will last for ages (assuming you are not modelling a flower bed!)

    2. Ah those are the ones! They don't seem too expensive and I only need a few to add a little colour to some casualty bases. Cheers, and I look forward to seeing the rest of your Dux Bellorum stuff all painted and based!

  4. Very nice base Steve. And lovely painted archers too.

  5. Wow, an impressive piece of work. The flowers are a great touch.

  6. Greate looking unit, the movement tray are perfect !

    Best regards Michael