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WIP Alexander the Great (Alexandros Models) - 75mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by legend69, May 10, 2015.

  1. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Hi everyone,

    Have been working on/off on this for about 2 months now. It has been an absolute ba@#$rd to put together. I am now in the final stages of adjusting the right hand and finishing the helmet....and it weighs a tonne!!!!

    Thanks,

    Anthony

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  2. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Anthony,

    I can see that you've already put a huge amount of work into this kit and that you've still got a long way to go. Hopefully you will persist and see it through to completion and will be happy with the final results. At least the figure seems to be well seated into the saddle.
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  3. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece

    Hi Tony,

    Thanks!!!!! it really has been an uphill battle...the horse required a lot of work to get it up to standard...and Alexander...what a mess...the original head sculpt was wonderful but didn't match the figure...especially the hair..so I gave him a hair cut....borrowed the helmet from the Alexander Pegaso 75mm figure from my grey army, sculpted what was missing on the helmet...hacked his right arm...have to build the sword.....and then paint it......:sleep:. not to mention getting the solid metal "cape" glued on :hungover:.

    Still a long way to go!!!

    Regards,

    Anthony
  4. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    hard work,but i mean a very fine result
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  5. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Looks great to me at the moment.
    (had some difficultys to in the past with Alexandros figures)
    The busts are perfect!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Marc
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  6. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Adjustments finished and primed, arm and sword made and finished. Base complete. Time to start painting.......

    Thanks for looking....all comments welcome.

    Thanks

    Anthony

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  7. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Looks to be an awesome figure well worth the effort. Never seen by me before. I am a big Alexander fan. Looking forward to seeing how he turns out.

    Colin
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  8. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece

    Hi Colin,

    Its a mix and match really. Borrowed the helmet and scabbard from the Pegaso 75 mm alexander. Reworked the right arm, gave him a haircut, made the sword...tidied up some bits and pieces and voilà......

    Now the difficult part...painting it up to standard.......

    Thanks,

    Anthony

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  9. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    I met my wife while we were doing museum volunteer work in '83 when the Vergina tomb artifacts (Philip II) were in Toronto. But I had already done a detailed classics course on A during my time at University. We got to coast through Arrian with a fine tooth comb. One of the best courses I have ever taken. A scratch bust portrait of A is on my to do list.

    Can't wait to see the paint go on this. Great job so far!

    Colin
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  10. malc PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Nice figure this
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  11. Redcap A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    THAT'S the ATG figure 'Alexandros' should have made. Fabulous conversion and workmanship Anthony.
    Gary
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  12. kevininpdx Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I'm working on this kit right now. I admire that you took on an ambitious conversion of this model. :notworthy:
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  13. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Hi Kevin, it was not an easy decision but I hated the head and did not like the fact that Alexander was not holding a sword.

    the end result remains to be seen....I wish you good luck with your kit!!!

    Anthony
  14. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thanks Gary, I hope the paint job will do it justice!!! Anthony
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  15. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece

    Hi Colin, WOW no wonder you are an alexander fan...what is your take on the Amphipolis tomb?

    Anthony
  16. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Hi Anthony....haven't followed it too closely but there is not way it is Alexander's. And Philip's has been ID'd so the best one can hope for is a member of the Royal house, a senior official or general. I should up my game and keep a better eye.

    Colin
  17. legend69 Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Hi Everyone,

    It has been a long long time, but I have made some Progress. Still a lot of work to do....

    All comments and thoughts welcome.

    Thanks for looking,

    Anthony

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  18. Paul Kernan A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Keep it coming, Anthony. Your perseverance is paying off. Great progress, mate(y)
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  19. Claude Portsmouth Active Member

    Alexandros is a great sculptor and painter and produces superb originals-I only wish the casting was to a better standard. I've dumped every casting bought from this manufacturer due to poor fit/poor casting.

    Claude
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  20. Ferris A Fixture

    Excellent work so far! Impressive conversion.
    May I ask what you changed on the horse?

    I just got this Alexandros figure and intend to do it straight from the box. I agree the head is a bit unusual, but I personally I like it because it very well resembles the Alexander on the famous Pompei mosaik. I just don't like the choice of blonde hair on the box art. Makes him look feminine.
    Anyway, very much like your adaptations!

    Adrian
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