Thursday, August 8, 2013
Been working on the Romans of late. The photo at the top of the post and the next are from the old Heinrichsen late 1800's set, Kämpfe aus der Römerzeit.
And these next legionaries are Spenkuch, about 35mm but they match up quite well with Heinrichsen. Really like these figures, very natural poses and relatively simple to paint because of the bold engraving (supposedly done by the master, Ludwig Frank). My guess is the designs probably date to the 1920's. Like the Heinrichsens, they have a few inaccuracies but still make fine Romans.
This set, available from Berliner Zinnfiguren, comes with two main varieties of legionaries, five of these guys with the rectangular shields, several more swordsmen with oval shields plus four command figures.