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Mike's Roman Heavy Inf (1)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Mike - The Kiwi, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    First of a duo of Roman heavy infantry as they may have appeared at battle of Strasbourg (357AD).
    Photo is poor but will give you a taste for this magical 54mm from Soldiers premier sculptor Adrianno Larrucia.

    Apart from photo quality would welcome any comments you may have to help me improve on his partner when I begin it in a month or two.

    More on the in progress can be found here:
    http://forums.delphiforums.com/n/mb/message.asp?webtag=medrenfig&msg=3173.1
    [IMG]
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  2. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    United-States
    Hi Mike, the shield and spear look pretty good. Tough to see anything else,
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  3. Mariobusta Well-Known Member

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    New_Zealand
    Looks pretty good Mike,but its hard to see.Nice weathering on the shield an spear.
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  4. amcairns A Fixture

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    New_Zealand
    Hi Mike,
    From what is seen the figure looks very good,the shield in particular is nicely weathered.
    Andy
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  5. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Hi Mike had a look over on MedRom great job on such a small face, lots of character.
    Cheers
    Derek
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  6. Ferris A Fixture

    Hey Mike,

    That face as posted on MedRom looks fantastic!
    The picture here is way too dark to comment on though... But that shield looks great!

    Cheers,
    Adrian
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  7. housecarl Forum Moderator

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    United-Kingdom
    Looks well Mike, and the face is full of character. Just a peep on Med Rom.
    Carl.(y)
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  8. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Mike, Neil, Andy, Derek, Carl - thanks for your patience on this one. Photos were taken in a hurry & don't do any justice to the hours invested in this guy.

    Lots of texture & effect not visible so I will take more shots & share those.

    Appreciate you also taking the time to call by MedRom & check out the other photos there, albeit they are from the same batch & not much cop either.

    There's a lesson in this for me ;-)
  9. lespauljames Active Member

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    United-Kingdom
    looks great from what i can see, ;) Weathering looks pretty nice on what is visiable though
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  10. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Looking very good. Don't know if the green shine is from the picture's or you paint this in, but that gives the metal some awesome look. Like that angry look.

    Marc
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  11. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Les & Marc for commenting.

    Ref "green shine" maybe photo, though Raw Umber used to shade & this has a green brown hue.
  12. Hans Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Great, Mike! I especially like the idea with the XP inside the shield!
    H.
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  13. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Almost 4 years on from when I finished this little guy...
    Been wanting to take decent photos of my last Roman project.

    New camera has made it possible. What do you think?

    image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg image.jpeg
  14. arj A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    That looks fantastic. The camera has caught the detailing and weathering very well.
    Also had a look at the face close-ups on Med-Rom ..... Wow!

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  15. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This guy looks fantastic and he is only a 54mm, I thought he was a 75mm. The camera has worked wonders.
    I know next to nothing on ancient history, so this is a learning curve for me.
    Regards
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  16. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    WOW

    That's fantastic mate well done......

    Look forward to seeing his 'partner in grime'.

    Paul
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  17. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Thanks Andrew, really liked this figure & neat to get a decent photo of him to share.

    Grateful for your comment Bob, we're all still learning mate :)

    Hi Paul, thank you too.
    I've got his mate sitting on a display shelf next to him unpainted.
    Was going to pair them on same base, who knows if that will ever happen though.
    They could end up quite different in appearance given the way my painting approach has shifted over the years.
    Not sure when I'll eventually get round to doing him.
    Lots of commissions - pilots & WW1 subjects to do before hand.

    Stay safe,
    Mike
  18. peedee A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mike I am wondering, maybe if you can do the other groundwork base to match they can still stand together, but side by side?

    It's good to get a neglected figure out and finish it isn't it?
    I sometimes get more satisfaction from that than the newest aquisition.

    I hope you have time to post the commissions you are doing too mate.

    Happy new year.
    Paul
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  19. Mike - The Kiwi A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Good idea Paul!
    Could match them perhaps, I like your thinking ref bringing those awaiting to be painted to the bench ;)

    Will post projects here as time permits.
    If you do Facebook you can get a feel for other photo experiments I'm doing.
    As well as some upcoming projects.
    http://www.facebook.com/michaeljbutlerNZ

    Stay safe,
    Mike
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  20. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Some very nice painted figures on you page Mike
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