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WIP Critique Roman Imaginifer, Young Miniatures bust 1/10th scale

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Oct 28, 2014.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Hi guys,

    My latest project is a straight out of the box version of Young Miniature's excellent Roman Imaginifer bust in 1/10th scale.

    As many of you would know, this bust is incorrectly labelled on the box art as a Signifer, however I understand this specific bust represents the person in a legion designated to carry the image of the Emperor, hence the name "Imaginifer".

    If there are any Roman history scholars who disagree with this, please enlighten me and the rest of the Planet with your thoughts.

    Aside from the confusion over the name of the bust, the actual bust itself is a beauty. I like the cocky smirk on his face.

    As usual I am painting oils over acrylics. As always I welcome any comments or criticisms.
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  2. Nap Moderator

    Hi Tony ,

    Very nice start like those fleshtones as you say he has a bit of a smirk on him

    Looking forward to seeing more

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  3. FigureLover A Fixture

    That smile on his is probably the reason its an "Imaginifer"!!!!! Imagining home. Sorry, had to say that

    Very good start though I have to say
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  4. Chris Mortimer Active Member

    Very nice work mate. Love the flesh. Thats how I hope all my figures turn out,sadly I have a long way to go,but thats the goal.
  5. tonydawe A Fixture

    Cheers Nap, hopefully I'll have some more pics to show you after the weekend.

    Hi Ben, don't give up your day job mate :D Glad you're a painter and not a comedian.

    G'day Chris, thanks for your comments mate. Keep at it. Persistence is the only quality you need in this hobby.
  6. brian A Fixture

    Nice job Tony.Enjoy painting it and ignore the "experts" as i do.Look forward to seeing him progress mate
  7. Mark S Guest

    Nice start Tony, ...this one looks a bit like Tom Cruise..perhaps a Roman Scientoliger rather than a Imaginifer or a Signifer.
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  8. Wings5797 A Fixture

    HI Tony
    There are some truely amazing faces on pF of late and this one is right up there with the best.
    Fabulous work Mate.
    All the best
  9. swralph A Fixture

    Nice work so far.
  10. smudger1960 PlanetFigure Supporter

    Great work tony,your flesh work looks great,will follow with interest mate
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  12. NickM Well-Known Member

    "Show me the Denarii!!"
    I get the Tom Cruise vibe off this guy too. Nicely done so far though, Tony, looking forward to seeing him come together.
  13. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Lovely stuff Tony ,great start on this one.

    Cheers Davie
  14. Chris Mortimer Active Member

    HAHA thats gold!
  15. DEL A Fixture

    Tony you say it's straight out of the box but I'd say it's straight out of the top drawer (y)
    Looking forward to your progress.
  16. megroot A Fixture

    Thats a awesome painted face.
  17. tonydawe A Fixture

    Thanks for your comments guys.

    Mark, I've said it before, and I'll say it again, you're a frikkin' nut job.:LOL: Clearly you need to "up your meds" mate as the current dosage isn't working.:wacky:

    Leaving the Tom Cruise thing aside, I'm grateful for all the lovely comments and rather pleased with the way the paint is flowing off the brushes lately. I seem to be "in the zone" now, which is why I take a break from modelling each year to refresh my batteries and get my mojo back. Yeah baby!!

    Here are a few pics I took last night. The pics are waaaaaaay too dark I know but you can see where I'm at.
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  18. sd0324 A Fixture

    Nice work, don't see the Cruise at all. You guys are projecting.....you want to see Cruise, you know you do. :happy:
  19. tonydawe A Fixture

    I did some more work on this bust last night.

    A Prussian Blue oil wash over the metal armour plates of the Lorica Segmenta I think adds some depth to the metals, which we base coated in Vallejo Gun Metal and detailed with a mix of Josonja Silver and Carbon Black.

    I still have some work to do to bring out all the textures and colours in the bear skin, but it's coming on.

    The skin on the arm also needs fine hairs painted on and then oil washes to deepen the flesh tone.
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  20. Chris Mortimer Active Member

    Wow! looks amazing mate. Must remember the blue tip.

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