Another figure for the Roman collection completed. This veteran Marine from Legio XII Antiqua was a real fun piece to paint and the groundwork was a real nice experiment in what can be accomplished with simplicity and a bit of ingenuity. The base is a real nice piece of Deep blue dyed wood that I picked up at Euro-Militaire years ago and the odd shape lended itself well to this project. The bronze painted helmet appears greener in these photos than in real life. I wanted to strike a delicate balance in the hue of the golden-green bronze and it is lost in the pics. I may well do a bit of light weathering on the shield yet. I am deciding how I want to tackle that and how far I want to go. There should be some wear of course, but how much is too much? That remains to be seen.