This big block of 32 Carthaginian spearmen are going to take quite a while to finish, but I figured I could post a progress update. A few more progress pics after the jump.
I started with my standard brown primer and started blocking in the colors. I decided to try a little preshading, using thinned down black to get into the cracks of the pteruges, and provide a little shading under the shoulder pieces, straps, and arms.
I went back over the linen cuirass and pteruges with some GW Astronomican Gray foundation paint, and then a coat of Vallejo Bone White. The preshading around the straps and shoulders didn't show up once the lighter colors were applied, but the black between the pteruges provided a lot of definition.
I also experimented with some ornamentation on the linothorax, adding thin lines to the shoulder pieces and armored skirt. It's a bit tedious, and I'm not sure the effect works at distance.
|Plain linothorax on the left, the detailed version on the right.|