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Roman Aquilifer, 54mm Icon Miniatures (WIP)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys,

    Inspired by my recent visit to Rome, I've chosen to do this beautiful 54mm Aquilifer (Eagle Bearer) from Icon Miniatures. I'm working on the shield at the moment and will try some of Tommi Worton's shield stencils for the first time. Still a lot of work to do, but I thought I'd share these progress pics with you all. As always, I welcome any constructive comments,criticism or suggestions.

    Attached Files:

  2. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great job on the fur Tony, oils? All in all a brilliant start.
    Carl.
  3. Hardy Guest

    Great work mate, must be a hell of a difference painting this scale. Hardy
  4. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Carl, its oils over acrylics mate.

    Thanks Hardy, it is different to work in 54mm after doing so many large scale figures, but I enjoy the challenge. Thanks god for the magnifier!!
  5. rej Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Beautiful so far Tony & I concur with you re Thank God for the magnifier :D

    Keep safe mate..........

    Ray ;)
  6. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Excellent work on the Aquilifer.
    That fur is awesome.
    The stencils from Tommi are great!!!!!!!!!!!!!and make life easyer.

    Marc
  7. arminius Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Tony

    great paintjob you are doing there!

    ... but what I like to ask you concerns your method of temporarily fixing the figure to the work base: What is the trick here?
    Stencils for Roman shields? Sounds almost too good to be true! Where can I get them?

    Andreas
  8. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Looking good so far Tony ,look forward to your next steps.


    Cheers mate David
  9. Marcel Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Excellent paintwork Tony!

    Cheers,
    Marcel.
  10. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Ray, Marc, Andreas, Dave, and Marcel,


    Andreas, I've drilled a hole up through his foot and attached him to the painting base with a piece of brass rod, and used blu tak to stop him wobbling around. Not just stencils for Roman shields but heraldry for Knights etc too. The stencils are produced by Tommi Worton and I'm sure he can tell you where they are available for purchase. I bought mine from Tommi personally at Euro Militaire where he was working behind Steve Kirtley's stand, so I would start with SK Miniatures.
  11. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi Tony, the pics are a little bit small .. but it looks a very beautiful start , the lion fur is very well done .. i am curious to see the shield when finished with the stencils from Tommi

    Stefano
  12. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    wonderful work!

    Hi! Tony.:)
    Great start.
    It seems to build into a wonderful work, doesn't it?
    I think a beautiful coloring.
    I liked it very much.;)
    I'm looking forward to completion very much.:eek:

     Mitsutaka:)
  13. Alex Lopez Active Member

    Country:
    Mexico
    Hello Tony,
    Thanks for sharing this,
    Great start, I'm following your steps.
    Hope you are enjoying this figure my friend.

    Alex.
  14. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thank you my friends.

    Stefano, I'm looking forward to seeing how the stencils work too.

    Mitsutaka, I still have much work to do on this figure and I'm trying to be patient.

    Alex, I'm really enjoying this figure mate, and I'm looking forward to doing the Macedonian General too. The quality of the sculpting and casting is superb. I'll post some more pics in a few days.
  15. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Yes it's trough. I've used them also, even for a medieval soldier.
    Look Here: http://tommi-miniatures.moonfruit.com/
    go to the online shop.

    Marc
  16. Mark S Guest

    It looks great,Tony.
    Beautifully painted.
  17. rheath Active Member

    Country:
    South-Africa
    Nice stuff Tony I have one also in 54mm but in a different pose and have been deciding when to get back to it, nice colouring alround and wil be great to see the completed. RobH.:)
  18. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Thanks Mark & Rob, I'm glad you like it so far.

    I've attached a few more WIP pics to show you where I'm up to.

    The shield is the next challenge.

    Attached Files:

  19. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    You haven't messed around with this one Tony. Whats next?
    Carl.
  20. el cid New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Tony, lovely work thusfar....

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