Completed Critique Roman Legionary 1st century BC - Soldiers - 54mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ferris, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. Ferris A Fixture

    Hi All,

    Here's one I just finished: An older metal 54mm figure from Soldiers, sculpted by Adriano Laruccia. Intended as a quick and simple project, but the pose makes assembly and painting quite challenging unfortunately, as both arms and the shield must be well aligned. There are no clear location pins on the arms so lots of dry fitting is required before things can be glued into place. I keep underestimating the effect required for assembly....

    Painting is done with acrylics, with minimal use of oils on the shield (some stains and outlining of the boss).

    I wanted to depict the figure standing in a summer field with high grass and poppies; the latter are from Fredericus Rex (laser cut paper). For color contrast with the groundwork I used yellows on the figure and shield. I think this has become my most colorful figure this far!

    Thanks for looking and let me know any comments.

    Cheers
    Adrian

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  2. Mike Stevens A Fixture

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    United-States
    Nicely done Sir! Some of the old Soldiers/SGF kits are really well done.
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  3. Bailey A Fixture

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    Beautiful work on this one!
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  4. ghamilt1 PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Canada
    Awesome work, I'm especially impressed with the treatment of the helmet. Looks just like real bronze.
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  5. Viking Bob PlanetFigure Supporter

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    Superb painting, everything about this say's stunning.
    Love the ground work
    Regards
    Bob
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  6. Paul Kernan A Fixture

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    Still one of my all time favourite 54mm by the master. And BTW, (y) a great rendition
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  7. peedee A Fixture

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    This is delightful, absolutely lovely, the helm positively glows.
    Super setting, I do like a well done poppy field
    Paul.
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  8. brian A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Nice one Adrian.These figures by Laruccia are winners.
    Brian
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  9. DEL A Fixture

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    Scotland
    Adrian, this is a cracking job. Metalwork is really stand out but what impresses me most is the meadow.
    Always a difficult judgement call as to how much vegetation to use, you've just about pushed it to the limit for a 54mm ....
    ..... and it works brilliantly.
    Cheers
    Derek
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  10. Trex Well-Known Member

    Flesh, metals, fabrics, choice of colors, glazes and the idea of the poppies field add up to an exceptional work Adrian!
    Congratulations (y)
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  11. bwildfong Well-Known Member

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    Canada
    Wow! Beautifully rendered Adrian - your clean and concise style (on the shield for example) is inspirational and every texture and material is stunningly good. A work to aspire to - thanks for sharing it!

    Cheers,
    Brian
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  12. Perseas Well-Known Member

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    Greece
    Excellent work all around and as said the helmet is amazing!
    The summer field is also great!
    Congratulations Adrian!!!
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  13. Mat Lambert A Fixture

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    Beautiful work, the painting is precise and crisp and the metallics are superb. Love the groundwork with the poppies too. A very attractive finished figure.
    Cheers
    Mat
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  14. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Slow picking this one up Adrian, but I agree with what they said! 'Tis a beauty no mistake
    Paul
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  15. DaddyO A Fixture

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    Slow picking this one up Adrian, but I agree with what they said! 'Tis a beauty no mistake
    Paul
  16. JGREEN A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Great work! This one really turned out nicely.

    Jason
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  17. megroot A Fixture

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    Netherlands
    very nice work

    Marc
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  18. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    excellent!
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  19. arj A Fixture

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    United-Kingdom
    Very nice bit of painting and an excellent setting.
    As has been commented on already, the finish on the helmet particularly caught my eye.

    Cheers,
    Andrew
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  20. DancingShaman Active Member

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    Turkey
    Always a pleasure to watch your work. That helmet my friend! Overall, great job, especially thinking that it is 54mm figure which is much harder to paint than 75 or 90mm in my opinion.
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