Completed Magister Militum, V century A.D. Pegaso Models 75 mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Edorta, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Hello friends from PF. This time, I decided to show you this magnificent figure from Pegaso Models of a magister militum, V century. Although a late period of the Roman Empire, the equipment is classic. I painted the figure with acrylics and I have used the bristles of a toothbrush to the grass of the land, because they are stronger and harder than the hairs of a brush. The colors I have chosen for the figure and the shield, are different from the box art.
    I hope you like it.

    http://www.mininet.tv/egminiatures.html

    Magister1.jpg Magister2.jpg Magister3.jpg

    Magister4.jpg MagisterBosque.jpg
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  2. pmfs A Fixture

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    Portugal
    Hola Eduardo, bonita presentation, toda la figura esta muy guapa.
    Un saludo
  3. Hans Member

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    Germany
    What a perfect paint job! Whow!
    Why did you prefer a "leather" armour over bronze oder tinned bronze?

    H
  4. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Well, I choose paint the cuirass in brown leather following the painting instructions of the kit: "Cuirass in natural or coloured leather. Leather can be either red or white, with gilded fringes". So I tried to imitate curried leather.

    Thank you for your comments.
    Muito obrigado, Pedro.
  5. franco1969 New Member

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    Italy
    very nice compliment
    Franco
  6. kagemusha A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Superb painting Eduardo. Stunning work.
    Cheers, Ron
  7. salonikios Active Member

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    Greece
    very nice work and especially i like the painting in the shield ( i dont know if it is historically accurate, but i dont care). Well done Eduardo!!
  8. davidmitchell A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Fantastic painting Eduardo on all area's of this figure.

    Cheers David
  9. milten2004 Active Member

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    United-States
    This is my favorite figure. Excellent paint job.
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  10. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    VEry, very nice paintwork.
    Personally i dont like the yellow shield. It is superbe painted, but it distract my eye from the figure. The shield is to prominent.

    marc
  11. gordy Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Agreed, rocking out work Eduardo ! (y)
  12. redhorse Active Member

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    United-States
    Good work, very impressive armor and shield.
  13. marius'mules New Member

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    United-States
    Absolutely stellar work---the leather, armor, and the shield is a real gem.

    The veins you painted on the arms look very good.
  14. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Hello Eduardo
    I see an excellent job in all points, but plans with the shield not know if it is the Roman army?
    Congrats great job

    Alexandros
  15. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Hi, thank you very much everyone for your comments. You are very kind. About the shield, the truth is that I have not given sufficient explanation. In principle, I kept the tread design you see on the box art, but changing the colors by an illustration in which there´s a roman officer at horse, from the same era, with a yellowish shield. I liked so I choose.

    75-013_3.jpg Constantino.jpg


    I also took a look to "Notitia Dignitatum", a source of symbols used in Roman shields. In this document there are a variety of designs and colors, although I didn´t found there my design or by Danilo Cartacci. However I think I could be historically valid.
    I also recognize that yellow is perhaps too strong.

    If you want to see the "Notitia Dignitatum," you can download in pdf from this link. The text is in Spanish, but you can see lots of shields:

    http://notitiadig.260mb.com/index.html#orgmilitar

    Excuse me also, because I forgot to mention that the figure was modeled by Yuri Serebryakov and is perfect.
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  16. sarouman A Fixture

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    Greece
    Thanks Eduardo!!!

    Alexandros
  17. rheath Active Member

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    South-Africa
    Greta work indeed m8 - I like the outcome and have noted the tooth brush method well. Bravo !!!:D;):mad:
  18. Hans Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Don't take the colors in the Notitia Dignitatum too serious. All versions of her are mediveal copies made between 1440 and 1540. There are four of them, but only three are showing the drawings. The colours of the shields shown in the three versions are differing and nothing is known if the original from Speyer was coloured or not. It dissappeared in the 17th century. So, take your own choice and take colours which harmonise with your figure. Maybe your chosen yellow hue could be more on the ochre side (thinking on the yellow pigments available in the 5th century), but that's more a matter of taste than a fact.
    H
  19. Edorta A Fixture

    Country:
    Spain
    Thank you very much Hans, for your aclaration. I agree. In many cases the only historical refference we have is not 100% accurate and yet we tend to take them to the letter.

    http://www.mininet.tv/egminiatures.html
  20. Ferris A Fixture

    Very nice Eduardo!
    I kind of like the yellow actually.

    Cheers,
    Adrian

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