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Completed Critique Cimbrian chief ( celt cavalryman )

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by ubbi, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Ciao,
    It is slowly coming to the end , just the last touches and for my taste it will be ok. painted with oils . 90 mm .

    little historical introduction : the Cimbri were with the Teutones a mix of german and celtic people from northern Europe who suddenly in the 112 B.C. migrated trough the Gaul and after several victories over the romans they were finally defeated by Marius at Aquae Sextiae in 101 B.C. Plutarch in his " Fall of the roman republic " describes Cimbrian cavarly at Vercellae as wearing helmets like the gape -jawed heads of terrible beasts.. the helmet of the figure is from the burial of Ciumesti in Romania it has a raven crest with mobile wings that would flap when the warrior is in violent motion, we can see this type of helmets also in the Gundestrup cauldron .
    Not far from my town near Asiago village and in the Cansiglio there are still the Cimbri ..( the great-great-grandson obviously :D ) probably some of them after the defeat of Aquae Sextiae settled in these pacific hills and nowadays they are called Cimbri and their own dialect has a lot of very ancient germanic words .


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    sorry for the terrible pics as usual they really destroy the figure but with my gear i can't do better ..

    any comments welcome and thank you for looking

    stefano
    petermh, Mike S., Kisifer and 9 others like this.
  2. jcichon Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Bro that is awesome!!! THe horse looks like it has real hair!! Great effect!
  3. Meehan34 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Stefano, my man my man. I have been wondering what was going on with this project and now you spring this beauty on us. What a fab piece of painting you have done. I really love the horse he is fantastic. The guy is really great also not to mention the details on the sheild. In this setting your ferns work perfectly. I give you a sincere compliment that this is awesome.
  4. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Hi! stefano.
    Your work is Great work.
    The facial expression and the design of the clothes are also very wonderful.
    I liked reproduction of hair of a horse very much in particular.

    Mitsutaka
  5. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Stefano,

    I think this is beautful. You've done a tremendous job on the horse and rider, and the horse hair looks very nice, although the hair on the horses neck should run with the shape of the neck, rather than straight up and down. The shield and metallics are outstanding
  6. gothicgeek A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Beautifull work, i especially like the horse!

    Mark
  7. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Hi Stefano,

    absoluting fantastic:eek:
    Everything are fabulous, but the horse is incredible(y)
  8. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    As everyone has said the horse is excellent, as is the rest.
    Carl.
  9. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Looks very nice,I like the painting of the horse.What is the scale?
  10. moskowa Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Bravo!!!!!


    Davide
  11. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Stefano, Superb painting, great choice of colours for the shield and pants and what more can be said about the horse...amazing. (y)

    Cheers Ken
  12. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Superb old friend.Thanks for posting.;)
  13. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Wonderful piece and great horse.
    Cheers
    John
  14. Christosjager A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Well done Stefano.
  15. kansas kid Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Oh Stephano:

    Oh my yes, I do remember this equestrian figure you were working on. I had
    commented about how much I like the horizontal greenish stripes on his
    "pants".

    What you have done here is just remarkable. You have a very interesting
    palette, your choice of colours and shades, tones, are slightly different
    than what we usually see here on PF. And I see that as a big positive. It is
    like this kind of colouration is your signature, that when people see one of
    your presentations, they immediately realize it is YOUR WORK.

    I also see that as a positive. A very distinctive way of painting. I just love
    it. That horse and the way you delineated it is wonderful. Congratulations
    on a superb presentation. Wow. . . . (y)(y)(y)(y)

    Jayhawker
  16. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent paintwork on the horse and the rider.

    Marc
  17. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    JASON * MIKE * MITSUTAKA * MARK * PEDRO * CARL * KEN * ROB * JOHN * CHRISTOS * MARC * thank you very very mutch my friends for your nice words , i really appreciate your feedbacks and for me is a stimulus for this great hobby ( hobby .. ? i think is a reduction is more than a hobby is a passion :cool: ) of painting figures

    cheers to all

    stefano
  18. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hey Tony, thank you very mutch for your comment, i am glad you like my job.
    When i was painting each hair of the horse neck i was thinking that something didn't work.. your point about it suddenly discovered what i didn't realize but i have as a inkling :eek:
    now i will correct the hair in the more right direction spending a lot of hours ...sigh :confused:. So thank you for your attention my friend (y)

    cheers

    stefano
  19. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi Christos thank you for your kind words , the figure is in 90 mm , it is a very old kit from Decima successivelly distributed from Il Feudo

    cheers

    stefano
  20. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Thank you Davide, i'm proud you like my job beeing you one of the best horse figures painter for my opinion

    cheers

    stefano

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