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WIP Critique Centurion Lucius Vorenus, "Rome" mini series, Andrea 54mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Jun 2, 2012.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys,

    I've been very busy travelling and working over the past few weeks, but have finally made a start on my latest figure, a 54mm beauty from Andrea, Centurion Lucius Vorenus who was the lead character in the HBO mini series "Rome", played by actor Kevin McKidd.

    I've sprayed the figure in black auto primer first and then applied a coat of Tamiya Fine White primer from above to accent the highlights. The effect is pretty cool and quite artistic and helps to define the shadow areas for painting.

    As always I welcome any advice, comments, criticism and sugestions on the figure.

    As for the historical accuracy of the mini series "Rome", I know there were elements of Hollywood in it and if that was a problem for you, I recommend you take your complaints to the producers. It was a historical drama series, not a documentary. I loved the mini series and I'm enjoying the figure. That's all there is to it.
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  2. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
  3. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Look forward to seeing this one progress Tony.I loved the series as well lots of action and intrigue.

    Cheers David
  4. Jim Patrick Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I too have this figure so I will be following this. I really liked the series as well. The second season, while it had it's moments, was no where near as good as season one.

    Jim Patrick
  5. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Oh!!! This is a beauty, Tony. My one is in the mail, so I'll follow each step. Thanks in advance.
    Cheers,
    Zeno
  6. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I thought it was an excellent series.
    Are you doing Pullo as well Tony?
    Look forwards to your progress,
    Carl.(y)
  7. Mark S Guest

    Hi Tony, I didn't see the series, was it an old black and white show?:D
    looking forward to following your progress ( in dawesome colour)(y)
  8. Mat Lambert A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    A great looking figure Tony. Think I missed this one as I haven't seen it before.
    What are the yellow/gold spots on the figure - is it just some reflections on the photo or the preparation for some painting effect?
    Cheers Mat
  9. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    H Tony
    I use the same technique on all my figures but i use a grey primer with a white halo effect spray.
    Brian
  10. FigureLover A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Great start Tony, I take it you have just got the Man Jim Kim how to book as he uses that technique as well to show lighting effects
    Ben
  11. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Eduardo, David, Jim, Zeno, Carl, Mark, Mat, Brian & Ben- thanks guys.

    Carl , yes Legionairy Titus Pullo is waiting in the wings.
    Mark, the Rome mini series is relatively recent done by HBO Lots of blood, swearing and nakeditity.
    Mat - the yellow bits appear to be a lighting effect as they certainly aren't on the figure.
    Ben - no I don't have the book but the technique is one that many Planeteers have used and I just copied it.
  12. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Fellow Planeteer and HFMS clubmate Nick Mulligan (NickM) took these pics for me on Tuesday night at our monthly meeting. Thanks mate.

    As you can see I'm still painting base coats. More update pics to come in the coming days.

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  13. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Tony a great start and I'm looking forward to following.(y)

    Cheers Ken
  14. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Tony need a favor, please!!!
    Are you so kind to make a brief list with colours used as base coats?
    Much appreciated!!!
    Cheers,
    Zeno
  15. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Ken, thank mate.

    Zeno, no problem. All base coat colours are Vallejo acrylics

    Cloak & Crest on helmet - Vermillion
    Trousers - Green Brown
    Shirt - Khaki Grey/ Khaki
    Chainmail - Black/ Gun Metal
    Sandals & leather straps - Burnt Umber
    Flesh - Gold Brown + Basic Skintone + Burnt Cadnium Red
    Neck cloth - Sand
  16. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Tony, looking great so far - this one will be a beauty when it's finished! I haven't seen the Rome mini-series yet, but I'll have to try and find it. Sounds good
  17. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    This is gonna be end glorious.
    Great start.

    Marc
  18. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Thanks so much!!! I just received mine, few days ago. I'm going to follow you closely and don't get upset if I'm bugging you with questions.
    Thanks in advance for your feedback.
    Cheers,
    Zeno
  19. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Good start Tony, looking forwrd to see next steps!!
  20. Aveleira A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Great Show!!! Totally loved it! Of course When I saw this new andrea miniatures series I got crazy... but never got to buy any of these figures... But they really are in my top to buy...
    Gonna follow you work ;)

    Regards
    Pedro

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