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WIP Roman Aquilifer - Pegaso - 75mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ferris, Apr 5, 2021.

  1. Ferris A Fixture

    Thanks guys.

    Forgot to mention a fun fact I stumbled upon while doing the research for this figure.
    As you may have noticed I painted the legion number 18 as XIIX.
    This is based on the following Wikipedia info:

    XIIX was used by officers of the XVIII Roman Legion to write their number.[32][33] The notation appears prominently on the cenotaph of their senior centurion Marcus Caelius (c. 45 BC – AD 9). On the publicly displayed official Roman calendars known as Fasti, XIIX is used for the 18 days to the next Kalends, and XXIIX for the 28 days in February. The latter can be seen on the sole extant pre-Julian calendar, the Fasti Antiates Maiores.[34]

    You learn something everyday...if you keep your eyes open!


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  2. Edorta A Fixture

  3. Nap A Fixture

    Hi Adrian

    What a pleasure to see you posting a figure , nearly finished as well , like the painting on the animal skin and tge overall painting looks good

    Hope we see pics after the "tweaks"

    Why not enter a piece into the class of your choice in our FOTM comp and also vote in previous months classes as well as voting in Vignette & Diorama comp #2

    Always good to see your artwork

    Thanks for sharing

    Look forward to the next

    Happy benchtime

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  4. Joe55 A Fixture

    Good to see this your most recent project Adrian. Beautiful looking piece!

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  5. DioramaArt A Fixture

    Amazing work, love it. :)
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