Roman Aquilifer

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Markus, Mar 22, 2006.

  1. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Friends,

    here are some pics of my latest work I started about three weeks ago.

    It is a Roman Aquilifer, 90mm. The Figure was inspired by a late work of Adrian Bay and it was one of my dreams to realize a figure like that.

    The Roman is nearly finished, I just have to do some cleaning works and a little bit work on the cheek protectors. I also sculpted two heads. The first I did is the right one - the scond one is the screaming face. There is some work to be done, too. But I think I will finish the whole piece this night.

    Hope you like it.

    Cheers,
    Markus


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  2. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Markus,
    REALLY nice! I love the action in the pose and the proportions look spot-on. I particularly like the hands! Nice work! Is this going to be available commercially?

    Jay H.
    OKC
  3. ArturM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Markus...what can I say... Really amazing sculpture!
    I very like it, my friend. I hope, this is commercial project...?

    Best regards
    Artur
  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Markus,

    One word: AMAZING

    Marc
  5. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    @Jay: Thank you very much for your kind comment. I´m glad you like this little Roman.
    But I´m sorry, because this one wasn`t planned as a commercial...it was planned as a single piece for my own collection.

    @Artur: My friend, lots of thanks for looking and commenting. Nice to hear, that you like this little piece of work. Sorry again, it wasn`t planned as a commercial...perhaps the next one...

    @Marc: Thanks again !!! I always appreciate your supporting comments !!!

    The best wishes,
    Markus
  6. MAB Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    WoW Markus
    you have realized a eccezzionale job you make mine you you compliment.......a beautiful one puts down dynamics....good detail
    fantastic the Eagle within ring of leaves.

    BRAVO

    MAB ;)
  7. Calvin Member

    Hi Markus, the detail of the eagle and the crowd is stunning, I love it.
    Another interesting thing is how you made separated parts, it's something I always admire.
  8. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    @Maurizio: Thank you very much for your feedback and your compliments !!!! I really appreciate it. About the ring of leaves: It was not the simpliest datail I have sculpted until today... :lol:

    @Luca: Thank you so much. I´m glad you like this little Roman. :) About the seperate parts: That is the hardest thing for me, too. But the figis must be painted....and it looks like I don`t have to do it at this figure... :lol:

    The best wishes,
    Markus
  9. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    This is great Markus!Really beautiful!
  10. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Christos,

    thank you very much for looking and your feedback !!!

    I really appreciate it.

    Cheers,
    Markus
  11. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hallo Friends,

    here comes a little update: The cheek protectors are nearly done and I started the base. And now he has his yelling face...thanks for your feedbacks !!!

    Cheers,
    Markus

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  12. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Great work so far Markus,

    I really wanted to know how you did the arrows. Bought or made ???

    Now i really wanted to see it painted.

    Marc
  13. MAB Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Hello Markus

    This is indeed a beautiful job.
    Hour aspect to see the pittoric yield .
    Good job

    MAB :)
  14. tefaet Active Member

    Country:
    Spain
    A great work good expresion and movement , I like it.
    Regards Jose Luis
  15. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    @Marc: Thanks for your kind comment. I´m looking forward to see this one painted, too. About the arrows: The basics are sanded shish-kebab spears. Then I added clear film pieces to simulate the feathers. I have done them some times ago. Today I would take some wire to create the arrows.

    @Mauricio: Thank you very much for your comment. I´m really glad you like it and I will give my best to become a good finish.

    @Jose Luis: Thank you so much. I´m glad you like this little Roman.

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    But now I have to redo the base...a german Historican told me that the base is not realistic in this way. So the arrows will be be taken away, also the wooden plugs. And then I will add a shield with a twisted pilum in it....

    The best wishes,
    Markus
  16. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hello Friends,

    here are coming the the pics of the redone base....an oval british shield and a pilum.

    Let me know, what you think about it.

    The best wisehes,
    Markus

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  17. ArturM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Interesting idea, Markus. I like it!

    Cheers
    Artur
  18. arthur Member

    Country:
    Canada
    Markus,
    Amazing sculpting (y)
    Very nice figure indeed :)
    Too bad it will not be available commercially :(
    As for the bases,... I like both of them.
    Cheers,
    A.
  19. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Markus,

    This is a really nice base. But i liked the first more. Pitty that it is historically incorrect as they say.
    Well, this will do the great figure also justice.

    marc
  20. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    @ArturM: Thank you very much Artur, I´m glad you like the idea.

    @Arthur: Thanks a lot, I´m glad you like it.

    @Marc: Thank you very much, too. The first base was my favorite, too. But what should I do...I want to be as close as possible at the historically correctness...

    Thank you all again. I always appreciate your feedbacks !!!

    Kind regards,
    Markus

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