Friday, 7 November 2014

Roman Cohort & Scorpio - New Painter on JJ's

Legionary Cohort painted by Tom Jones
It gives me great pleasure to introduce the work of a new painter to JJ's Wargames, my eldest son Tom, who has picked up the baton of carrying on the progress with the Dacian War collection, whilst I have got stuck in to the Napoleonics.


The first unit he loosened up on was the legionary cohort which is the third in our growing little collection and imagine my delight when I saw these completed on his painting desk when I got back from Paris last weekend.


I was particularly pleased with the skin tones achieved and the highlights on the armour.



Not only that but Tom has achieved some great facial expression with these guys. I particularly love the Centurion who looks like he is snarling at the oncoming enemy.



When we went away last weekend Tom was laying down the block colours on his scorpio. This was the final model all based up and ready to go.


I think he has done a fantastic job with these models and I now feel obliged to up my game.


I think the skin tones have gone even better on these chaps, check out the delineated knee cap on the kneeling legionary above - love it.




So the future of JJ's Wargames is in the hands of the next generation. Well done Tom and no pressure on his younger brother Will, who can also work a paint brush when he is of a mind to.

20 comments:

  1. They look great! The Dacian Wars is a favorite of mine. Do you have the Peter Connolly books? And did you see that Ancient Warfare Magazine's publisher is releasing a Dacian War book?

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    1. Hi Andrew, thanks for your comment.

      Yes I have the Connolly books and I picked up a copy of Radu Oltean's book in the summer.
      http://jjwargames.blogspot.co.uk/2014/08/roman-legionaries-jjs-dacian-wars.html
      I will do a review at some time.

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  2. That's hugely impressive work! Very well done to Tom.

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    1. Hi Simon, thanks mate. I was amazed when I saw his work. I wish I could have painted like that at his age, I would have a great collection by now.

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  3. Talented chap! These guys look like they know their business.

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    1. Hi Molterei, and welcome to the blog.

      Tom's figures will make the putting together of this collection much quicker than would have been otherwise. We are both looking forward to getting the toys on the table before he goes touring next year.

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  4. Hey! Tom's Romans are terrific! Well done to Tom!

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    1. Hi Jon, thanks mate. I think he was genuinely surprised at his own work, especially when I got all enthused.

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  5. Outstanding job, I love them!!

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    1. Hi Phil, thanks mate, you and me too

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  6. Great work by Tom on the legionaries and scorpio!

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    1. Hi Cyrus, thank you. If I feature any more of his stuff I'm going to get him to answer all the mail!
      Thanks for your comment, much appreciated.

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  7. Really nice work. A chip of the old block! You two guys have some real artistic talent. Very impressed.

    Adam

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    1. Thanks Adam, that's very kind of you.

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  8. He's done a fine job JJ! Armour looks ace!

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    1. Cheers Paul, he's really getting into his painting, I can see a few painting guide books being ordered for Xmas.

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  9. An excellent result. Skin is not easy at times but these are a very high standard. cheers

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    1. Thanks Kiwi, we are both in training for the Germans and Dacians, plus I'm stocking up on flesh tone paints! Should have some of Tom's auxiliarys ready to show soon.

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  10. Very nice What was your method for putting the shield transfers on? one plenty before but really struggling to get these on without creases.

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  11. Hi, thank you. Apart from squaring up the decal around the shield boss and soaking the backing paper whilst in place, insuggest preparing the shield with decal softener such as micro sol and then giving the decal a once over with it once in place. The softener will smooth out creases and stretch the decal taught against the shield. Once dry, just varnish.
    Hope that helps
    JJ

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