My gaming buddies and I enjoy exchanging Christmas gifts each year. This year Jon got me two 54mm white metal figures from EK Castings, a Russian outfit that produces some beautifully detailed military miniatures at a great price. Over the past few days, while I have been priming French infantry in sub-zero degree weather, I tackled the first of the figures.
This is a Roman hastatus suitable for the 4th-2nd centuries BC. I would guess from his helmet that he is from the earlier years.
I used this figure to experiment with some ink washes and light acrylic glazes, using mostly Vallejo paints. While I am happy with the overall look of the figure, his face did not come out quite right. I may have to break out the oil paints for the next figure, at least for the flesh tones.
He'll go in my model display case now. This was a fun diversion, and I look forward to trying my hand at some more figures from EK Castings' range.
I have found one Russian vendor that sells these figures for about $4 each (plus shipping costs). Once I figure out how to actually place an order, I will probably get a couple dozen figures. I really enjoyed painting this guy.