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Pegaso Models Gladiator 75mm

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Mac1966, Jan 29, 2021.

  1. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland
    That's exactly right Adrian. The equipment is near enough spot on for a republican era gladiator. The helmet is particularly well known and documented although the crest is perhaps a bit extreme.
    My disappointment is with the figures anatomy, just imagine how good this could have been with a barley mans physique.
    As a bg fan of Pegaso (currently 30+ in the GA) I'd have bought it in a heartbeat.
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  2. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland
    No~one's calling it fantasy, simply that aspects particularly physiology are incongrous with what we now know about gladiators. My brain and I get along just fine :woot:
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  3. gerryj199 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    United-States
    One of the nicknames for gladiators was "barley munchers" or "Barley eaters". They ate a lot of barley to bulk up and to create a layer of fat. That supposedly helped when they were cut as superficial cuts would be less likely to sever muscle or tendon. It's amazing what we can find out from the combination of archeology, materials science and genetic analysis. :)



    Gerry
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  4. Wayneb A Fixture

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    United-States
    I still think it's an excellent sculpt and study in anatomy in motion. However, leaning a bit too much to Frank Frazetta style for my taste. To each his own.
    As a footnote, I love Frank Frazetta.
  5. Blind Pew A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    A game of two halves. His kit is 100% spot on. It's just that musculature is borderline ridiculous. Shame, as Pegaso has always been a top manufacturer, and remains so.
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  6. Ferris A Fixture

    Indeed. The body shape is too much based on the modern ideal (as far a the science knows now), and looking again the sculpted musculature really is a bit too pronounced. Think it would look better (and chubbier) with an overlay of a thin layer of putty.
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  7. housecarl A Fixture

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    I've got ''an overlay of a thin layer of putty'' I'll put it down to Guinness. ;)
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  8. grasshopper A Fixture

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    Canada
    For all the mockery here- look at the gladiators series on the site— this fits in..so you can dismiss this one, but in doing really need dismiss the lot..they are all fanciful anyway as gladiators are all hyped as bloated muscled beats ...must be the film influence- from Spartacus to Gladiator, the popular image has gotten bigger and more aggressive ..as with cars, militaria..houses...people..
  9. Ferris A Fixture

    I have a far flung uncle that used to emphasize he was in shape, claiming ‘Round is a shape!’
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  10. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    I may be wrong, but wasn't it Pegaso that really kicked off the gladiator figure thing twenty-odd years ago. I remember painting a couple of their 54mm ones way back for a magazine article.

    Phil
  11. grasshopper A Fixture

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    Canada
    Could be..whatever happened here they sure walked in with their chins out waiting for a punch
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  12. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    Like I said with Pegaso's "Amor Cortese" a few days back, Luca is a shrewd cookie and he must know there's a market for stuff like this. He won't be too bothered that some of us think it is a bit OTT, because many others won't and some of them will buy it. Watch the competition benches over the next couple of years....

    Phil
  13. grasshopper A Fixture

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    Canada
    I’ve never been to one and won’t in my lifetime..even assuming such begin next year...such is life at the back end of things..and in Canada..
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  14. grasshopper A Fixture

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    Canada

    benoit posted this on FB...the “naked” pieces seems bit less on the high test juice...still might not get past doping control..but interesting to extent the painting can I think shift the appearance in a direction
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  15. Trevorkats Active Member

    nice and yes to all who prefer large I prefer standard 54mm so it goes into diorama sets, please consider making 54mm
  16. grenadier Member

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    United-Kingdom
    This is a good figure.
    He looks like someone whose life depends on their ability to FIGHT and KILL.
    Old men on this site
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  17. Airkid PlanetFigure Supporter

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    England
    Old isn't an option, as you will find out one day
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  18. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland

    Yeah you're dead right, all these old farts with nothing better to do than read actual historical references.
    Primarily their purpose was to provide a spectacle, death was not always the outcome.
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  19. Babelfish A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Well 'scuse the hell out of us for expressing an opinion!!

    I must have missed the memo that said only fawning praise and platitudes are allowed on this forum.

    - Steve
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  20. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England

    Hi Mark

    Members here all have ideas on figures and are welcome to give opinions within guidelines and most have a vast knowledge both historical and in the hobby

    I feel your comment is inappropriate so can you consider what you post ....feel free to PM me

    Nap
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