View Full Version : Baccus 6mm: Does anyone have any BIG pictures?
10-07-2003, 04:59 PM
Just wondering if anyone had any large pictures, close-ups of Baccus 6mm minis, to really show the detail and painting potential.
I am interested in the Samurai line, and Pete has sent some larger pics than are on the site, but would still like to see anyone else's pictures. Doesn't have to be Samurai, just BIG pictures!
10-07-2003, 06:23 PM
Look in Eye Candy in Armies of the Fanatici at:
There is a superb Baccus Roman army at:
10-07-2003, 10:26 PM
I can scan a few strips for you and post them (probably on the DBA Yahoo group) I have un-primed hittites, and primed Egyptians and Sea Peoples.
I like them very much.
10-08-2003, 12:43 AM
Look at Arnstein Orten's home page and go to the DBM area. The pictures were taken by Espen Sturlason, a pro photographer. They base 6mm figures on 15mm-sized bases. The pike blocks by Hans Toft are REALLY impressive.
Or link through the "Gamers" link on this site.
10-08-2003, 12:45 AM
Oops. Sorry, the link should be:
10-08-2003, 02:00 AM
But those are Ros Heroics, not Baccus. A different kettle of fish.
10-08-2003, 02:20 AM
I would really appreciate a scan of a strip or two, regardless of the line. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
10-08-2003, 07:04 AM
specific persian review.
also look under the sculpting article for more pics
[ October 08, 2003, 04:05: Message edited by: GAZMAN ]
10-08-2003, 12:14 PM
Gazman, Thanks. Those reviews were superb with showing how much detail is really on the miniatures. Exactly what I was looking for. Today is order day for my Samurai!
10-08-2003, 08:46 PM
That page you posted looks GREAT! That really does look like a battle.
I've always liked 25s, and that's one reason I like DBA. Could it be I'm falling for 6mm?
Of course, no one plays 6mm in my local club so I'd have to do two armies. Decisions, decisions!
For you 6mm converts, what's the truth about painting the little blighters? I am an average painter at best.
10-08-2003, 09:05 PM
Whatisitgood4, I paint a lot of micro-armour. I found that there are two ways to paint small stuff:
1. Paint fast, and just get them done.
2. Add lots of detail, and nearly go insane.
I prefer 2. but can occasionally be caught rushing. See my Micro-Armour off of my website link above for examples.
Realistically, I think 6mm paints much faster, if you only add a good level of detail, but can be as slow as the amount of detail you add!
Hope this helps.
I ordered Samurai from Baccus today, so that should be interesting to paint up next.
10-09-2003, 07:06 AM
I painted some of Pete's GNW Swedes, and they painted a treat. Painted 10 strips in 20 minutes or so (not counting time for priming black).
It's a nice change from painting 15s and 25s ;)
10-09-2003, 08:04 PM
Wow, sounds like my Samurai are going to paint up fast, and the sculpts look good from the pictures. Can't wait to actually get them.
10-10-2003, 12:44 AM
That's 10 strips of 4? In 20 minutes? Wow. My tiny little brain is busy calculating the time it will take to do a whole army...
10-10-2003, 02:08 AM
I thought I was a fast painter! I paint my 28s and 25s like a machine. I am looking forward to how fast the 6mm stuff paints up. Can't wait for those Baccus Samurai!
10-10-2003, 02:29 AM
One more question for you 6mm painters.
Do you use a magnifying glass or just eyeball them?
10-10-2003, 03:06 AM
I never use a magnifying light to paint. I find the brush just gets too big! I have a magnifying light, but it's really just a fancy daylight flourescent lamp on my table, with a handy swing arm.
10-10-2003, 09:26 AM
10 strips in 20 minutes? Wow. I don't usually manage quite that speed, but the little buggers do paint extremely fast.
I don't bother with a magnifying glass. If I can't see the detail when I am painting it, no-one lese will see it when it is on the table.
I also use larger brushes than you might expect. Just dry-brush and wash. At four strips to the 15mm DBA base I am going for mass effect.
10-10-2003, 05:55 PM
Thanks. I think 6 mm has another convert.
I will just finish a few morphs from my 15mm medieval French DBM army (very nearly done)and my 2 matched 25mm DBA armies (about 1/2 done), then my next project is likely to be WSS in 6 mm.
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