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07-12-2004, 01:52 AM
I have a review of POTN Romans up here:
Thanks to Jeff for the minis, they are great!
[ July 11, 2004, 22:53: Message edited by: Grant Dyck ]
08-03-2004, 02:06 AM
For those who bought or received POTN DBA armies at Historicon I have the following suggestion :
Prior to priming, you need to spread the mounted figures legs to get them to fit on the horses.I remade the horses in a much thicker form and the Goths need to be adjusted.You can use smooth jawed pliers to pull the legs apart or insert them between the legs and open the plier jaws up.Either way works and the alloy of the castings will allow this indignity without harm to the figures.
Additionally, if anyone wants a personality figure via a conversion of existing POTN figures contact me and I'll see what I can do.
Hope you all enjoy the figures.
08-25-2004, 01:18 PM
I recently aquired some PoTN Marian Romans and Iberian Caetrati.
While I am not too fond of the figures for personal reasons, I have to give them pretty high marks for being fast to paint; having a simple yet effective level of detail, and looking fairly decent once they are done. The amount of detail is not too complex nor requires any overly difficult skills to put a decent paint job on. Even a beginner should be able to make these figures look good, which is the mark of a good figure. I have to say that they look better than many of the Essex miniatures of the same lines. If I had not already bought an Essex Marian Roman army I might think again about getting Pass of the North Marian Romans, and I don't really like the figures. So, if you like them to start off with, then you will absolutely LOVE them.
The Caetrati were the first to be finished, and I was impressed with the effect of the paint job on them. While I am selling them (which is why I bought them, to finance my Greeks, Macedonians and Persians) I have to say that for their simplistic sculptual style they are highly effective and good looking figures once painted.
Even though I had to go elsewhere to get a proper Marian Shield (The PoTN Marian Roman Shields are not curved as they should be), the Marian Romans also painted wuickly. The details were not overly garish (like on Essex figures) nor too subdued (Minifigs).
If the sculptor of these figures continues to produce new lines for the company he should be producing VERY high quality figures soon. As it is..These are some of the BETTER figures for either Ancient Spanish or Marian Romans that are currently available...
08-25-2004, 05:00 PM
Here are some examples of the POTN Ancient Spanish - http://www.fanaticus.org/DBA/armiesofthefanatici/ChrisBrantley/AncientSpanish/index.html
And here is the command element from David Kuijt's POTN Marian Romans http://www.fanaticus.org/DBA/Bazaar/POTN/POTNmar5.jpg
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