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4 ancient Mediterranean warriors

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by simone, Jul 3, 2008.

  1. simone New Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Greetings all:

    I am Simone - from Italy - and a my Roman friend asked me to show you some photographs of four of its work which reproduce warriors of ancient Mediterranean peoples who lived many centuries ago.
    The miniatures are in scale 1:24 (75 mm).
    Any comments are welcome.

    -1) Lybian warrior - 14° cent. BC - Modification of a Pegaso's subject (75010, Celtic warrior) - Source: murals from Medineth Habu, Karnak and Beit al-Weli:
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    -2) Ligurian warrior - 7°-6° cent. BC - The subject is a modification from a Preiser's mannequin 1:24 - source: stele from Filetto (Massa Carrara -Tuscany) today in Pontremoli (private collection):
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    -3) Illyrian warrior - 4°-3° cent. BC - The subject is a modification from a Preiser's mannequin 1:24 - sources varied:
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    -4) Gladiator Murmillo Tunicatus - 4° cent. AD - The subject is a modification from a Preiser's mannequin 1:24 - source: from a mosaic of the "Via Appia" (Rome), today at the National Archaeological Museum in Madrid (Spain):
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    P.S.: sorry for my bad english. Regards
  2. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Simone,

    Please thank your friend for sharing these pieces with us on pF. Very unusual subjects and very interesting to see the historical references from which they're sourced.

    Cheers
  3. simone New Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Tony thanks for your beautiful words.

    Greetings
  4. blaster Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Simply Beautiful

    Hello Simone,

    I really enjoyed the pictures. All one-off originals on unusual subjects. Please do more.

    Rgds Victor
  5. simone New Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi Victor, you are very kind and tank to you.

    Bye
  6. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Simone,
    Very nice excecuting from a unusual subject. I really would like to see more.

    marc
  7. simone New Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Marc dank u voor uw warme woorden, u bent heel aardig.

    Hallo
  8. blaster Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Simone,

    How do you do the frizzy hair on the Libyan and Gladiator figures?

    Rgds Victor
  9. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    So,
    Italian citizen who wright dutch"!!!!!!!
    Hope to see more off them when i'm on vacation in Sud-Tirol (Prato)

    Marc
  10. frank h Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Like the look of these
    look forward to seeing more of your work

    Frank
  11. simone New Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Thanks a lot Victor, Marc and Frank. I have to make a clarification, however, the models are not made by me but by my friend of Rome.

    for Victor: the frizzy hair are made with thin copper wire woven; :rolleyes:

    for Marc: have you nice hollydays in Sud-Tirol (beautiful resort) but unfortunately (for me) the merit of my wright dutch is by google translate; ;)

    for Frank: my friend soon will give me photos of some of his new work and I show them to you quickly. :D

    Greetings
  12. MinervaMini New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Really interesting subject - don't think I've ever seen anyone working in this period. Keep the photos coming. Btw, your avatar - Hussar de Morte??
  13. simone New Member

    Country:
    Italy

    Dear MinervaMini thanks for your interest. Regarding my avatar I
    I want to show the image from which it was taken: a beautiful print of Knotel, as you can see are "Prussians (Germany)of hussars regiment n.5 von Ruesh", during the war of the Austrian Succession.

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    Instead, the hussars of death or "hussards de la mort" are French (revolutionary period) and also for them I monster to you a beautiful image:

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    Rgds
  14. MinervaMini New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Grazie! Love both the photos...planning to paint a Hussarde de la mort in the very near future and this will make an excellent reference. Cordiali saluti - Julia
  15. simone New Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Excellent Julia aspect of seeing your hussar finished. If you need more
    images or news, please write to me.
    Cheers, Simone.
  16. blaster Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Simone,

    thanks for info. Tell yr Roman friend he did a terrific job, that's a lot of copper wire...:)

    Rgds Victor
  17. simone New Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Yes Victor, I think like you too. Very hard job............but very nice result.

    Greetings

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