Sunday, 22 December 2013

Baggage train, another centuria, and Baleares

As the ox cart nears completion I started work on the pack mules. Meanwhile, the Baleares are primed and the latest centuria begins to take shape.

The baggage train will eventually comprise the ox cart, three pack mules and two pack camels. Bauede seem to be working on a Centurion’s tent and ’Roman supplies’ to complement their Legionary tent … I feel a camp coming on too.

Work in progress: It is important to knot the scale rope twice in order to prevent it unravelling … at a fair rate of knots … did you see what I did there?

Work in progress: Scale rope applied to the beam and shaft. Just needs shading and varnishing. I will varnish the rope first to prevent it absorbing the Strong Tone ink … the results of that might be a bit unpredictable.

Work in progress: The pack mules harnessed to one-another with scale rope. I made a nose band first, and decided to base before painting in order to fix the rope – I just thought it might be too difficult to do after painting. The tricky bit will be painting the based figures – I haven’t tried this before.

Work in progress: Titus Antonius Secundus’ centuria begins to take shape. Behind it are Decimus Livius Saturninus’ Baleares.


  1. Really nice! That scale rope looks really useful.

    Cheers, Simon

  2. Splendid work for sure!
    Looking forward to more pictures

  3. That rope looks jolly useful stuff.
    Keep up the good work!

  4. Thank you chaps! I have such a lot of rope over I will have to think up some applications for it … perhaps something nautical (taking a leaf out of Simon’s book) …

  5. Aye aye, shipmate... I fancy making a small liburnian, at some stage.