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Roman Aquilifer & Officer 3rd Century AD

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Guy, Jan 12, 2009.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    It seems as though many of us are painting the same figure or figures and after starting this figure I can see why. This is an amazing figure with detail sculpted by A. Laruccia on both the Aquilifer and the Roman Officer.

    I started this figure and worked on it over the last several months while doing other figures in the same time period. I decided Saturday it was so close to being finished to go ahead and finish the first figure of 2 to form a vignette. Here is my version of Soldiers Roman Aquilifer. The flesh was done in tube oils and the rest of the figure was painted in enamels.

    Rom 01.JPG Rom 02.JPG

    Rom 03.JPG Rom 04.JPG

    Rom 05.JPG

    Rom 07.JPG

    I recently bought 6 of the below bases from Ron Sanders in Tulsa Oklahoma and decided to use the first one for the vignette. The front will be finished off as a cliff embankment and the whole scene will be in a snowy winter.

    Rom 08.JPG

    Rom 09.JPG

    Rom 10.JPG

    Rom 11.JPG

    All comments welcomed.
  2. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Beautifully painted Guy. It's a marvellous figure and looks amazing when painted. Can't wait to see it finished and on its base. Don't forget to add some mud and slush on his cloak and feet.
  3. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    great piece
    I want to see the base now
  4. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Tony and Patrick for the feedback.

    Tony - I usually wait until I am painting the groundwork so as to get the same colors used on the ground, also on the figure.
  5. petermh Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    nicely done
    I look forward to seeing the officer
  6. el cid New Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Hey Guy, Well done! I really like the vinette idea.Looking forward to seeing your progress on this one. I am also doing this figure as we speak! It really is a great sculpt loaded w/ detail. I also have the other two recently released Laruccia Romans on order. .
    Please if possible, provide a web or email link for the Ron Sanders bases.
    Again, well done.!!
  7. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Steve for the feedback. I have the third Roman Standard Bearer with the Shield (SR-43) but decided it was one too many figures for the size of the base.

    Here is Ron's email address cplsandy@hmsneo.org
  8. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Peter. I will be doing the clean-up and priming of the 2nd figure today.
  9. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great work Guy! Love the bear skin. Can't wait to see this one come together!

    Jay H.
    OKc
  10. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Jay for the feedback.
  11. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    beautiful work on this one and i bet with the secondwill be perfect
    I alsolikethe woodenbasea lot
  12. Kevin D. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Love the leathers treatment and you know my thoughts on the base! :)

    That is a very nicely sculpted piece (and well painted)!

    Kevin D.
  13. ubbi Active Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hi Guy,
    Very beautiful painting on this great figure .. I look forward at
    your next steps..


    Cheers Stefano
  14. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    judging by the first figure this is going to be a stunning vignette,looking forward to seing it finished.

    Steve
  15. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Costos ~ Kevin ~ Stefano ~ Steve - Many thanks for your kind words and feedback. Much appreciated.
  16. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Thats a great idea, and great executed.
    I can hardly wait to see it all come together. Must be a stunner.

    Marc
  17. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Good work on the roman,will be a beautiful vignette!!!
    christos
  18. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Looking forward to seeing this vignette come together Guy. Will really have to get this figure ,its a cracker.

    David
  19. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Marc ~ Christos ~ David - Thanks for the feedback.

    David - Take a look at SR-42 and SR-43 as well. I had planned to do all 3 together but the base is not big enough.
  20. jim1215 Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    guy, beautifully painted , i love the leather colors , also like that base its similar to the ken thomas brown burls he sells with some imperfections (to similate a cliff ) only larger which is nice for a vignette , cant wait to see finished piece with groundwork which is always well planned .thanks much jimmy

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