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macbeth

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by badger, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. badger Well-Known Member

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    Scotland
    i am looking for completed models of Macbeth, to get ideas on painting a suitable tartan, one that looks ancient and suitable for that time, any help would be great. thank you/badger
  2. megroot A Fixture

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  3. badger Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    thank you/badger
  4. Babelfish A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    You mean ..... "the Scottish figure" !!!!! :eek: :eek:

  5. sippog Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    Still one of the best paint ups I've seen. There's an article on the build in an old edition of MilMod - might still have it somewhere

    FYI there was a recent US tv sitcom called "The Scottish Play" about a theatre group. Looked promising but was brainless and dreadful

    Macbeth1.jpg
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    Bear in mind The Tragedy Of Macbeth was based on events surrounding a plot in England...and that Macbeth was first a soldier, then Thane of Glamis and Cawdor...before king..there is a Glamis tartan...if you are depicting Macbeth as played say around 1606..I doubt tartans would have been adhered to at all....if you are doing an interpretation of a purported historical person..well you have choices for the tartans.
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    And remember kilts didn’t happen until after 1500...the whole tartan thing is recent...and came from Ireland. The best approach is to finish as Medieval English. Which was how scot nobility dressed from 1000 and on..
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  8. valiant A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    I understand that tartans, as we recognise them now, only came about in the mid 19th century and that prior to this they more resembled tweed or check patterns. As these were woven in different districts, they had a certain uniformity, but certainly not the colourful modern weaves.

    Probably best to work on earthtones, blues, purples, greens, etc. Just my two penn'th!(y)
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    Unless portraying as royalty, then go full purple stuff. But in all event no Jacobite style...if you look at how the play costumes evolved, consensus weighs to medieval royalty, robes, at best some subtle patterning.
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  10. badger Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    thank you all-I was looking at images of the tartan in the film HIGHLANDER and the tartan looks rough and irregular, which is appealing, and the tartan painted on the mm figure is very smart, but I think a bit too neat,i have tried a couple of attempts, but stopped as I am not inspired yet, will make another attempt soon. /badger
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    Just remember Highlander whilst fun had little to do with historic accuracy. But then Macbeth didn’t either!
  12. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Here's the article by Brian Stewart:-
    Macbeth 1.jpg Macbeth 2.jpg

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  13. Oda A Fixture

    Excellent historical information.This is exactly the kind of data I would like as background for my works as well.

    Oda.
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    I enjoy it...I’ve noticed we are a mixed bunch here, and usually someone has something to help out...Bernard cornwells latest book..fools and mortals is fun in terms of playing on the beginnings of professional theatre ...
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  15. badger Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Scotland
    thank you,/badger

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