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Saturday, 29 June 2013

Agema Miniatures Velites
















 
As I mentioned in my last post here are photos of the new plastic Agema Miniatures Velites which I've just finished painting. In a box for $20 AUD or 9 UK pounds, you get eight identical sprues of two figures each which allows you to make up sixteen figures, half armed with javelins and half with swords. There also various options for helmets, shields and wolf skin pelts.

One thing I found sticking them together is that the wolf skin tends to fall away from the torso as if the figure is running. By gluing and then applying pressure to the pelt and torso as it sets, I was able to get them to fit more closely and achieve more variety in the poses. The figures are very detailed, quite slight but 28mm high and are fully compatible with popular existing metal ranges (see comparison shots below). All in all an excellent first release from Agema Miniatures, it will be interesting to see what they release next!

 




L to R - Aventine, Renegade, Agema and Crusader






15 comments:

  1. Beautiful Velites, they are wearing the wolf skin with gracefulness...lovely work on the white colors!

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  2. Thanks Phil, the wolf skins are nice on these figures.

    Mike

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  3. They turned out very nice indeed!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks Christopher, they are nice figures and paint up well.

      Mike

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  4. Great stuff. Do you think they'll be compatible with the new Warlord figures?

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    1. Thanks Grimsby Mariner, I think so. You could use the Warlord Caesarians as Principes or Triarii in a Republican Roman army.

      Mike

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  5. Nice minis, and nice painting!

    Simon

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  6. Nice work on these. Should cause some headaches for your opponents.

    FMB

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  7. Wonderful work on these, especially the skins. These do blend very nicely!

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  8. Thanks FMB and Monty, in HC Velites are very handy - can count as drilled and tough fighters.

    Mike

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    1. I'm going to have to try HC. First though, I don't know anyone who plays locally.

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    2. Yeah they're a fun fast set of rules, good for big multi player games. It's tricky finding opponents for newer rule sets - I have so many rules I've never played a game with!

      Mike

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  9. A great advert for these figures.
    Cheers,
    Pat.

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