Roman Gladiator

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Roc, May 14, 2007.

  1. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    This a very beautiful figure sculpted by the talented Signor Gianni La Rocca and researched by Marco Giuliani and Michael Gohl.
    The figure is a 90mm. Roman Gladiator "Thraex".

    After a long break from painting, I finally decided to start this figure.
    I painted the Galea " broad brimmed helmet crested with a gryphon head" , and the Ocrea "bronze carved greaves".
    They still need extreme shadows and highlights.



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    Bornze
    Base = Liquitex acrylic Iridescent Metalic bronze + a bit of Liquitex acrylic
    raw umber.
    Medium Shadow = base + more Raw umber and a touch of black.
    Deep Shadow = Raw Umber + black.
    Medium Highlights = Iridescent Metalic Bronze.
    High highlights = Roses gold powder.
    Extreme Highlights = touches of silver here and there.

    The Perizoma is undercoated in red acrylic and ready fo the oils.

    Cheers
    Roc.
  2. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Welcome back among the "wet-of-brush" crowd Rocco! Nice start. I bet the brushes missed ya!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  3. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Nice fifure from a favorite sculptor. Youre off to a nice result my friend. Good luck !!!!
  4. Christos Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Great work on the metals so far Rocco!
    christos
  5. vergilius New Member

    Country:
    Belgium
  6. paulyrichard New Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The metallics look fantastic, well done.
  7. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Looking good so far Roc. Welcome back to the brushes.
  8. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Jay, thanks, it's great to be back.

    Cheers
    Roc
  9. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Costas, my friend, many thanks, I appreciate the encouragement.

    Cheers
    Roc
  10. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Christos, thanks for the kind words, much appreciated.

    Cheers
    Roc
  11. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Virgilius, thanks, glad you like it so far.

    Cheers
    Roc
  12. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Paul, thanks for the kind words and the encouragement.

    Cheers
    Roc
  13. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Guy, thank you my friend, glad to be back.

    Cheers
    Roc
  14. dimgall Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    nice work Roc!!!keep us posted!!!take care
    dimitris
  15. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Rocco,
    I really like the metals and thanks for the information on them.
    Cheers
    John
  16. PJ Deluhery Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Off to another great start, Roc. Enjoyed seeing you and your wife - and your work! - at MFCA! Cheers.
  17. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Finally Rocco,
    I'm glad you picked up your brushes again and let us see how great the figures can be painted.
    This one is a extremely good start.

    marc
  18. romain Active Member

    hello

    this miniature is from soldier ?

    thank ;)
  19. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Dimitris, Thanks, your words are very encouraging.

    Cheers
    Roc
  20. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    John, you are very welcome and thanks for looking.

    Cheers
    Roc.

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