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Completed Critique Ambiorix The Great Gaul

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by jimias, Jan 1, 2011.

  1. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Ferris my friend i m glad you like it. I m always trying new things concerning fleshtones and i m quite pleased with this one.
    Theofile dυστυχως στην Ελλαδα δεν ξερω ποιοw τα φερνει. Τα παρηγγειλα απο internet, αλλα ισως να τα εχει ο Κοτετσης στην Νεα Σμυρνη.
    Steve thank you for your comment.
  2. Ineluki Active Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Great job !
  3. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Beautiful work on the flesh tones of this one, nice addition with the shield also.

    Steve
  4. pinsel Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    hello great painting
    some things leap to my eyes.the helmet misses cheekpieces normaly an montefortino has.well maybe they got lost why not.but helmet without straps to secure it to head.
    shield looks from shape and boss very vikingish
    and i see no girt to hold it on back.only two straps behind the metal bosses at chest....here i miss some logic point hoiw the shield shall be fixed to the back.
    i would change the shield and would add some checkpieces maybe folded upside in the hinges and secured with tongs to show the nice face fully.
    from the painting alone its an very eyepleasing piece of art
    impressive
    cheers
  5. flart1943 Active Member

    Country:
    England
    Nice, very very nice.
    Pete
  6. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment.
    Markus you are probably right but i no sculptor so i usually paint the kit as it comes from the company.
  7. bonehead A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I have a theory about the origins of the utterly ersatz "winged helmet".

    Roman helmets, and many "barbarian" helmets (which imitated Roman models) had cheek guards which were hinged at the top. No doubt this was a convenience to allow the wearer to more easily hear what was going on when not in a battle situation.

    Anyway, you hinge those puppies up and tie them in place with the laces and what do you have? A helmet which looks like it has wings on the side.

    Just sayin'......

    Mike
  8. pinsel Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    hello
    sure when you do boxart which you did breathtakingly good Sir you can not chance the sculpt.
    what mr good says is an very good point.its possible that on some carved relief which is often very crudly done upside flappend checkpieces tied to the top where rendered and so misinterpred as wings by sholars.i think the hinges are quite free and one can fold them to the top witout problem if then an leather strap is slid over the knob at top the wild hold without offending visison or the hearing.and if you go to battle one grip and the fall to the sides again.....yes why not.i think this would give the hlmet of this bust nice character
    an brilliant point
    what is interesting
    not the barbarians die copy the roman helmet-it where THE ROMANS which did copy barbarian helmets
    the montefortino helmet is an celtic design as is the mailshirt
    the romans did adapt those pieces to theiur needs-in the way today china does
    cheers
  9. Robert Laclavik Active Member

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
    Spectacular painting Dimitri, keep up the good work!
  10. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
  11. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Robert, Mark really appreciate your feedback guys.
    Cheers.
  12. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Happy new year dimitrios,beautiful work as always my friend,i love the skin tones,and you definatly made the right decision about the helmet,to me it just would'nt look right with a winged helmet,very well done and thanks for posting
  13. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Hi! Dimitrios.
    Indeed amazing! !!
    I congratulate completion.

      Mitsutaka Fujiwara
  14. jimias A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Brian i m really glad you like it.
    Hikaru thank you my friend for your kind comment.

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