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3 NEWS ancient mediterranean warriors

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by simone, Jul 11, 2008.

  1. simone New Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Greetings all:

    dear friends, after the positive comments of my previous post, my friend of Rome has asked me to show you his other three new works.
    The miniatures are in scale 1:24 (75 mm).
    Any comments are welcome. :)


    -1) Mauritanian mounted warrior- The ALA FLAVIA GAETULORUM - the Dacia campaign, beginning the second cent. A.D..
    Source:
    Column of Trajan (cavalry Mauritanian - presumably ALA I FLAVIA GAETULORUM - controlled by Lusius Quietus) Rome (Italy) - The subject is a modification from a Preiser's mannequin 1:24 (75mm), horse from Ares (54mm).
    The hair had this characteristic red colour because treated with a particular substance mixed with hennè powder

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    - 2) Thracian Warrior, III cent. B.C - Modification of the miniature: "Velite" by Amati (Code 8640-10).
    Source:
    Tomb paintings by Kazanlùk (Bulgaria)

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    - 3) Secutor (or “pursuer”, was a class of gladiator in ancient Rome) II-III cent. A.D. - The subject is a modification from a Preiser's mannequin 1:24.
    Source:
    Polychrome mosaic floor of the "Villa Von Nenning", Saarland (Germany)

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    Regards ;)
  2. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Amazing sculpture's. Unusuale subjects are great to look at.

    marc
  3. je_touche Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Great idea to mix a 75 mm figurine with a 54 mm horse to represent an ancient small horse breed. It worked out very well.

    The blood stains on the Thracian warrior are very well done. I find the face of this one a bit flat, the eyes are a little small, but maybe that's just me.

    The scene with the secutor is magnificent, after all a gladiator who is not standing on the arena sand. Very imaginative and well executed.
  4. simone New Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Tanks a lot Marc for your good judgement and "italiaans gelukkig vakantie". Ciao ;)

    Hi Je_touche, I am glad to know you. I totally agree with your opinion, thanks. :)

    Greetings
  5. blaster Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Simone,

    Your firend's work is very exciting. I love looking at his figures with their unusual subject matter and period. His conversions and painting also lend much to the excitement. (I know, the hair was made from copper wire...:)).

    Rgds Victor
  6. simone New Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi dear Victor,

    my friend has a great love for ancient history, especially for
    roman history. He realizes his subjects, which can not be bought in shops, after a long search for documentation. Some of its models were exhibited in the "Museum of Roman Civilization" in Rome

    Thanks for your beautiful words.

    Regards :)
  7. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Your friend does excellent work Simone. I really like the subject matter and hope to see more of their work in the future.
  8. simone New Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Thanks Guy you are very kind and I think that soon we'll see
    yet some good works. ;)

    Greetings
  9. blaster Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Simone,

    Beautiful words to do justice to beautiful figures. I could do no less.

    Rgds Victor
  10. simone New Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Victor

    Tank you again

    greetings

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