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Roman Aquilifer I C AD.

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Roc, Apr 22, 2004.

  1. Roc Active Member

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    United-States
    This is a beautifully sculpted and cast metal figure produced by Soldiers.
    Kit goes for $65.00, I got on sale for $30.00, not a bad price.

    The figure is based upon the grave stele of Lucius Sertorius,Aquilifer of Legio XI
    Claudia Pia Fidelis.
    When dry I will give it more highlights and deeper shadows,using the glazing technique.

    Front View.
    Lorica Squamata( chest armor)
    I used the same burnishing technique that I used on the Centurion.

    Tunic
    Same colour mixture as the Centurian.

    Pteryges
    White leather.
    Undercoat = Poly S light gray.

    Base= Liquitex parchment + Shiminki warm gray+ Titanium white.

    Medium shadows = Base + Sepia.

    Dark shdows = added lamp black into medium shadow mix.

    Medium highlights = base mix + more Titatanium white.

    extreme highlights = Pure Titanium white with just a tiny touch of Cerulium blue.


    Fringes.
    Under coat with apple barrel warm brown acrylic.
    Base = mars yellow with a touch of mars brown.
    shadows = Violet.
    deep shadoes = purple.
    medium highlights = Base+ Cadmium yellow.
    extreme highlights = Cadmium yellow.
    very extreme highlights = cadmium yellow + white.

    The Medusa heads.
    Undercoated with Burnt Umber acrylic.

    Base = Testors Gold + burnt umber.
    Shadows =Burnt Umber.
    High lights = pure gold.
    when dry I will apply a touch of silver to highest extremeties.

    Attached Files:

  2. Roc Active Member

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    United-States
    Left side.

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  3. Roc Active Member

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    United-States
    Right side.

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  4. Roc Active Member

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    United-States
    Rear.


    Next I will paint all the brown leather belts.


    Rocc. :)

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  5. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    WOW,Roc,that looks like a VERY NICE figure (y) (y) ! Thanks for posting and looking forward to the progression of the model.Cheers !
    Kenneth ;)
  6. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Kenneth, thank you my friend.
    I will keep you posted as the figure progresses. ;)

    Cheers.

    Roc. :)
  7. Jim Patrick Active Member

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    United-States
    :eek: Roc, that is looking VERY good. (y) As usual, I look forward to seeing what you do with this one. It's so easy to draw inspiration from this site. All you need to do is look at all the wonderful looking figures everyone here produces and you'll want to do one yourself. Where are the my Roman figures and all my oil..........ACRYLIC ( ;) ) paint.

    Seriously though Roc, with the job you did on the armor, you have easily outdone yourself. Your best work to date. At least that I have seen. Keep 'em coming.

    Jim Patrick
  8. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Jim, appreciate the nice words.

    I agrree , I'm also ispired by the beautiful work that I see on this forum.

    I draw much inspiration from all the talented people and that includes you, my friend.

    Roc. :)
  9. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Roc!

    Awesome looking figure! I just love how you handle the armor parts, it sure looks great! Keep it up!
  10. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Anders,my friend,thanks for the encouragement,I really appreciate it.

    Roc. :)
  11. Grizzly Member

    Very nice Roc, love seeing what you guys can do with armor.
    The the time period too,been thinking of trying my hand at a Roman as well just havent found one that really calls to me. (y)
  12. Joe Hudson Active Member

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    United-States
    Hey Roc,

    I echo the previous words. You are on your way to your best figure. (y)

    Joe
  13. garyjd Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Roc, Nice paintjob along with a great price. Keep it up.~Gary
  14. Stephan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Really great Roc.
    Do you always paint your figures (dont know the words)unglued in many parts?
    And dont pin the parts with nails or anything.
    I cant see drilled holes in the arms.
    And your interpretation of metall is fantastic for me. I wished i can get bigger pics?
    For study.
    ;)
    How are the steps in your paintigjobs. Every figure the same procedure, I mean first the armor next the flesh and so on for example?
    Or this figure on this way this on the next.

    And how about filling the gabs when you glue the painted parts. No problems?

    Many question from Germany.
    :eek:
  15. Brandy Small New Member

    Roc,
    Figure look great. I especially like the way you painted the fringes....outstanding.

    Brandy
  16. poetwarrior Member

    Roc,

    Your figure look's great! I can't wait to see more. It appears very well sculpted, what scale is it?

    Dave
  17. homellop Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    Hi Roc.
    Nice painting!
    This figure is on my list too.
    Keep it up
  18. KeithP Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Roc-

    Looks nice. Keep 'em coming...

    Keith
  19. y_wong New Member

    Hey Roc,

    I love your the way you paint the armour. Other than glazing, do you also dry brush them?

    Looking forward to more of your pic.

    regards :lol:
  20. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking great Roc! Thanks for posting your paint mix.

    Jason

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