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Roman Centurian's shield

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Roc, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    [IMG]Hey Guys,
    I finally got around to painting the shield.
    after it dries in the oven at 140 degrees for a couple of days,I will accentuate the highlights and deepen the shadows.

    The shield is painted red,using the same color mixture as described in previous posts.

    The wings and lightning bolts.
    Base = cadmium yellow + Mars yellow.
    medium shadows = base + violet.
    Deep shadows = violet.
    extreme shadows = purple.

    The metal edgings and bossing on the shield are burnished as described in
    previous posts.

    I dirtied the bottom half of the shield while still wet with a mixture of Raw Umber+
    Burnt Umber and transparent gold Ochre,I added more Gold Ochre and white into base to highlight.

    Roc :)

    Attached Files:

  2. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Roc, (y) (y) (y) Keep it up,my friend !
    Kenneth.
  3. Anders Heintz Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Roc my man!

    That is a very nice looking sheild! Love the dirt!
  4. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Anders and Kenneth, I glad you like it.

    This is the inside of the shield.

    Attached Files:

  5. poetwarrior Member

    Hi Roc!

    That shield looks great! I thought I was looking at the real thing. :)

    Great job,

    Dave
  6. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks David.
  7. Patrick Kirk New Member

    Roc,
    Very nice...can't wait to see it with the figger!
    I like the effect. I have printed it out and will stash this away...
    Thanks for sharing!

    Patrick
  8. slaj Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Malta
    Roc, my friend,veeeeeeeeeeery nice.Keep us posted

    Stephen Mallia
  9. RobH Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Very nicely done Roc!

    Looks real good

    Rob
  10. Robin Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Kewl work Roc I have been following this closely as I have this guy to paint.

    The shield looks real as said above.

    Robin
  11. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Excellent work Roc. I amy just have to order this figure after seeing yours. Beautiful work.
  12. KeithP Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Roc-

    Nice job on the shield. I especially like the weathering.

    Any recommendations for a first Roman fig for me to try? I have had my eye on the Pegaso 54 mm Roman Aquilifer and a few others from Soldiers and FM Benito.

    Keith
  13. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey guys, Thanks for the kind words and encouragement,much appreciated.

    Keith,the 54mm. Pegaso Aquilifer is a great figure,beautifully sculpted ,I know you will do a fantastic job, go for it and don't forget to post some pictureas for us to see.

    Roc. :)
  14. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great job on the weathering Roc!
  15. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Jason.

    I have just tidied up the shield a bit. I added the extreme highlights and deepest shadows,added a little more rust on the metal bossing and metal edgings.

    Next I will attach the shield to the figure,mount in on a nice base and to the grounwork.
    hopefully, time permitteng, I'll try to post some pictures by mid week.

    Roc. :)

    Attached Files:

  16. Caratacus New Member

    A few points:

    (1) The edge bindings on the shields were made of copper alloy (mainly brass, not bronze) - not iron. The attachment was by means of copper (nearly pure) rivets, which shows up as a quite distinct colour against the much more yellow colour of the bindings.

    (2) The background colour, I would suggest, should be more rust red than scarlet. It's likely that these colours were iron oxide pigments (i.e. ochres) and these tend to be more rust-red than scarlet.

    (3) The panels on either side of the central boss (tabulae ansatae) are generally thought to have contained the legion number. Logic suggests that these were black against the yellow background.

    (4) The reinforcing strips on the rear side of the shield were made of wood, not metal. It's likely that they would have been painted the same colour as the rear of the shield (evidence for the red colour is slim, but Vegetius suggests that it would have been red.)

    Caratacus
  17. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Roc,
    You did a fantastic job on the shield.

    When i paint my figure ( it is in the grey army) I shell go with the comments from Caratacus. Seems logic.

    marc
  18. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking good Roc!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  19. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Roc,
    Nice job on the shield.
    Cheers
    John
  20. theseeker Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Roc,

    The shield is outstanding to say the least! I truly appreciate you giving us the paint mix and I wish more people would do the same! Many thanks.
    Rocky

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