Finally! A week later from the gloss coat and a couple of dusts of matt varnish followed by some basing and viola! I'm really happy to get this unit finally finished. If there is one piece of advice when painting up the beautiful Aventine Byzantines it is not to glue the shields on before you embark on painting! This has caused me a real headache on many an occasion due to the substantial amount of detail on the sculpts and almost having to bend my brushes around the shields! Lesson Learned. The next unit of 32 Unarmoured infantry are ready to go and have their shields drilled and a pin in the hand on each mini!
I've added mini's from the Flamoularaioi pack- BYZ 06 Junior Officers/Standard Bearers- and one mini from the BYZ05 pack of Infantry Officers and Standard Bearers who is holding his hand up as if signalling to the archers to loose.
I do not want to blow my own trumpet but I think the unit has come out rather well! Now, onto the other couple of hundred!!
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