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WIP Markos Botsaris

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by billyturnip, Jul 5, 2016.

  1. JOHNGE New Member

    Markos Botsaris had blond hair.
    See his portrait by Italian painter Giovanni Boggi 1826 Giovanni Boggi - Marko Bozzaris 1826.jpg

    See also portrait of his cousin Tousias (Athanassios) Botsaris
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  2. billyturnip A Fixture

    Excellent pictures Yannis, thank you.
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  3. Trex Well-Known Member

    JOHNGE (Yannis) knows his stuff well and if Yannis says so, so it is.
    I take my comment about the hair color back and I'll paint my figure blond too.
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  4. Oda A Fixture

    The 75mm Botzaris is true to an existing romantic painting(French I think but can't recall the name) but other than that it is full of inaccuracies.The item of clothing depicted,at least from the waist down, is absolutely alien.It might be that the artist was not familiar with Greek costume and did not know exactly what he was painting or he devised a costume of his own that would look sufficiently outlandish and Balkan for his contemporaries.Great sculpt indeed but otherwise a figure for someone interested in the history of art more than military history.

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  5. billyturnip A Fixture

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  6. billyturnip A Fixture

    Just a quick update, our friend Markos is finished and I'm just awaiting the arrival of a base, hopefully it will be here tomorrow. I'll then be able to post some photo's of the completed project. :)
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  7. Oda A Fixture

    Just for future consideration:Odysseus Androutsos(one of the bravest and most ferocious warlords of the Independence),Athanasios Diakos(a most idealistic and tragic figure) and Niketaras(one of the most pure and honest of the struggle).All available by Greek heroes,bearing extreme resemblance to surviving portraits of the aforementioned personalities.

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  8. billyturnip A Fixture

    That's great thanks Oda, you have helped me with a very difficult decision re. "future considerations". ;)
    My winnings from Portugal winning Euro'16 will be on the way to Athens. :D
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