Monday, 1 April 2013

28mm Ancient Roman Gladiators

28mm Wargames Foundry Gladiators.

I primed these cool 'Wargames Foundry' minis in black enamel to give a good flat opaque undercoat, then primed the flesh tones with burnt umber oil paint, working through to burnt sienna then mixing with enamel flesh tones each stage was allowed to dry fully, then the browns (several different types) of the leather straps, shoes were painted. The nappy colours were chosen to give a variety within the group. The metals were dry brushed on then cleaned up with oil washes flooded over to give a worn look. The basing was the last stage, these are based on 2p coins which give good stability when gaming due to their weight. A sand effect was obtained through dry brushing building up to a almost white colour.

I took about a week to finish these, I don't believe in rushing any job.


  1. Great painting Peter, lovely as always & very inspiring

    1. Hi Mick, Cheers :) I was thinking of doing a small vignette with these minis, based on a small gladiatorial arena with wooden walls and framework exposed to the back. Peter.


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