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Byzantine Standard bearer

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Normo, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. Normo Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Gang

    This is my version of this lovely figure from Pegaso

    Tricky little devil to paint but well worth the agro

    Comments good or bad always welcome!

    Cheers

    John

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  2. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Well done John. I like what you have done with this figure. The banner is exceptional.
    Excellent work.
  3. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking good John. I'm with Guy, the banner is a stand-out!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  4. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Looks like a superb paintjob, but the picture quality is very low.
    Would love to see some new pics.

    Marcel.
  5. Normo Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thanks guys
    Marcel. Sorry about the quality of the pictures I only have a cheap digital camera without macro!
    I hope Santa Claus might bring me a better one as its on my "Good boy" list
    Cheers
    John
  6. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    John,

    Good work. Pitty that your camera don't show your work very good.

    Marc
  7. milten2004 Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Did you paint the Christ on the standard or it was a decal?
    The same question for shield decoration.
  8. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    John,
    Stunning rendition and colours.
    Cheers
    John
  9. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Nice one John.
    Brian
  10. Normo Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guys
    Thanks again for the comments all useful feedback

    Hi Djordje
    Yes I have to admit the Christ picure and detail on the shield are decals, applied, weathered and sealed with a matt varnish
    I bought a sheet of wargaming Byzantine decals from A Wargames show and adapted them to suit my needs as I knew my skills as a painter are not up to the required standard to paint such detail
    Although I must admit these decals are superb and applied in a different way to say aircraft decals so as to be very useful for us figure painters, I would recommend them to us lesser mortals!
    Cheers
    John
  11. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Well that could be, but we the lesser mortals at least trying to paint these things with try and error.
    If i should now this, i would not so praised on this figure. The figure is great painted, but the banner and shield?????????????:mad::mad::mad:

    Marc
  12. Theodoros Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Well done Normo ! Don't care about the decals, the result is very good indeed.
  13. Mark S Guest

    Nice work,John.
    Looks really good,mate.
    Great use of decals,they've really enhanced the figure.
    Well done!
  14. Normo Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Marc
    Thanks for your comments

    When I first bought this figure I knew that I would have difficulty with the artwork and I had resigned myself to painting the shield and banner in plain colours with limited designs because I knew that my ability as a painter wouldn't let me do justice to the figure

    I had a go TWICE at painting a design on the banner but not being a good enough painter and after stripping the paint off I was recommended these decals by a friend and thought I would try 'em

    I always make and paint figures because I like them, they give me pleasure This is a hobby and I hope we do it because we enjoy it and if it brings pleasure to others that is a bonus, no matter how we do it

    I am happy with the figure it will be entered in my local club comp and knowing my other members they will decide if it is a success or not! and if anyone should ask I will freely admit to using decals on this figure

    As an interesting after thought perhaps other members of the planet would comment on the use of decals or not

    Cheers Marc

    John
  15. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi John,

    I've got no problem at all with the use of decals, so long as the modeller doesn't try to pass them off as his own work. You didn't do this John, and you freely admitted to the limitations of your painting skills and the convenience of using decals. All power to you mate, you've got every right to use decals on your figures if you want to.

    I think Marc's comments were a bit harsh, but I can understand where his comments came from.
  16. Mark S Guest

    'A bit harsh?' I think they're disgraceful.
    And certainly not in the spirit of any figure forum I'd like to be part of.
  17. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Oke, maybe a bit harsh, but honest.
    But you didn't mentioned that you use the decals, you did after someone know this decals and asked if you used it.
    Not everyone, me included are capable for painting this kind of banners. But i say it again tell us, and then the comment would be not so hard...but you asked for good or bad. So mine was very good at the beginning but when ....etc.

    I'm totally agree with you, i also paint figure's because i like this kind of hobby. I'm also happy when others like what i have done, just as a bonus

    So, i hope to see more of your painted figures, with or without decals, but tell it as you post them.

    Marc
  18. Radek Active Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Hi Normo

    Very well executed, my favorite are the metallics. Love the golden shine.

    Radek

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