Completed Critique Gladiator, 75mm Alexandros

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Aug 29, 2016.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Finished just in time for this weekend's annual Western Australian Scale Model Expo (WASMEx) is this superb figure of the character Maximus from the movie Gladiator. The impressive detail on the shield and armour is matched by the natural body pose of the figure.

    The one major change I made, which was inspired by Sergey Popovichenko, was to hollow out the helmet and shave off most of the back of the head to fit the helmet on the head. IMHO a much better and more "bad ass" look than the box art.

    This figure has been on my workbench for over 2 years and was covered in dust until yesterday when I finally decided to finish it. Now that I see the finished product, I feel it was worth the wait.

    All comments and criticism welcome.

    Gladiator.jpg Gladiator 1.jpg Gladiator 2.jpg Gladiator 3.jpg
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  2. phil_h A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nice work man - definite bad ass (y)
    Phil
  3. Chris Ribchester PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    England
    Cracking figure,, not one to mess with.

    Chris
  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent job.

    Marc
  5. Mike Stevens A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Nicely done Tony!
  6. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Thought I'd seen this before! Glad Russell has been resurrected from the workbench, he looks awesome mate.
    Looking forward to seeing it up close this weekend (y)
  7. alamac Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Very nicely done Tony
    Cheers
    Al
  8. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Tony,
    Nicely done and good luck for the week-end.
    Cheers
    John
  9. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks everyone. I appreciate your comments.
  10. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nice bit of painting.
    It looks so much more in keeping with the film with the 'lid' on.
    God luck at WASMEx.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
  11. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Andrew,

    Well WASMEx is over and the Gladiator figure won First place in the Medium Scale Fantasy Figure category.
    I also picked up First in Fantasy Busts, First in Medium Scale Historical Figures and second and Third in Historical Busts, behind fellow Planeteer, Reddo (Peter Carr).

    Best of Show was awarded to Nick M (Nick Mulligan, for his Alpine Miniatures figure of a WW2 US Infantryman with Tommy Gun.

    Apologies for the crappy IPhone pics but here are a selection of the figures entered by myself, Reddo and Nick M. naturally Planet figure dominated the Figures & Busts categories.
    IMG_4213.JPG IMG_4214.JPG IMG_4217.JPG IMG_4218.JPG IMG_4219.JPG IMG_4222.JPG IMG_4223.JPG IMG_4227.JPG IMG_4228.JPG IMG_4230.JPG IMG_4233.JPG IMG_4234.JPG
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  12. Steve Ski Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    What a great layout there, Congrats on the win, Bravo Tony.

    Cheers, Ski.
  13. Gellso A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Looks an excellent piece Tony.
    Well worth the award.
    Gells
  14. Seraphim Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Congratulations :)
  15. phil_h A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    A well deserved win Tony - congrats!(y)
    Phil
  16. stoffy01 A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi Tony,
    Great work on all these piece's and congrats on the awards you've definitely deserved them.
    Regards
    Chris.

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