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Completed My first figure-Roman Signifier bust

Discussion in 'Painting Techniques' started by afv_rob, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. afv_rob New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi everyone
    I present to you my first ever properly finished piece of figure painting!

    [IMG]

    (please excuse the bust in the foreground, I suck at photography so borrowed someone else's photo of my bust at a recent model show)

    I've built armor models for many years and painted the odd tank crewman, but nothing very good and nothing on this scale either. Having recently felt the desire to have a go at historical miniatures I bought this MIG bust. Its been painted rather crudely using games workshop acrylics, I used exactly the same techniques my friend uses to paint GW figures, of a dark base and the application of gradual highlights and glazes using out of the bottle products.

    As a first attempt i'm incredibly happy with it, but i'm eager to here your comments and criticisms! Thanks for looking.
  2. marius'mules New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    For your first serious attempt; you have done an excellent job.

    The metal finish & detail work of the Lorica Hamata is very good, and the wolf pelt is done very well also.
  3. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work for your first.
    Metals look excellent.

    Marc
  4. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Very nice work. Congrats on your first bust.
  5. Martin Rohmann A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Well done!

    Cheers
  6. Einion Well-Known Member

    Looks great Rob, you're well on your way (y)

    Einion
  7. gordy Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    I agree with the others Rob, a very promising first piece (y)

    Are you now bitten and smitten with the world of figures? ;)
  8. afv_rob New Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for the comments guys! Really pleased you all like it.

    Gordy-I certainly am! Already got Young Miniatures gladiator and legionary busts waiting in the stash, along with a few Pegaso 54mm's. I just need to tackle some more advanced finishing techniques, beyond the rather simple techniques ive used here.
    gordy likes this.
  9. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    That's great to hear Rob! :D
  10. Showlen Active Member

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    United-States
    Fantastic work! Looks great!
  11. skeeterbuck Active Member

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    United-States
    Rob, I too an a beginner. If this were my first piece, I would be very satisfied. Great start!

    Chuck
  12. pipetrepid Active Member

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    United-States
    rob, very well done! bill
  13. Harry New Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    It's a very commendable effort for anyone, not just a beginner.

    Quick Latin lesson. :) It's signifer, not signifier. -fer in Latin is an adjectival suffix that denotes carrying, bearing or bringing. So signifer denotes someone who carries the signum (military standard).

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