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

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

  1. Tutilo17 Active Member

    Country:
    Switzerland
    Great painting but I also like the groundwork!
    Stefan
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  2. Ben-nl A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    well done!
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  3. Tommi A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I really like this figure, not seen it around for some time. You have done a fantastic all round paint job, like the groundwork to.

    Tommi
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  4. NickM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Beautifully painted, Adrian. Great job on the poppy field too, it compliments your figure perfectly.
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  5. franceso sbarile A Fixture

    Love your work!! You got an particular atmosphere and tones in this paintjob. Very well done !!
    ps. Love Laruccia's sculptures , also the old pieces.
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  6. dinovision79 Active Member

    Country:
    Hungary
    Nice work Adrian! Comes together very naturally, well done! ;)
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  7. tiberius57 A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    It moves, Adrian? :)
    Figure and groundwork are SUPER! Awesome display! Love it!
    Cheers,
    Zeno :)
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  8. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    I just echo all the above as it is very nice to look at.
    Cheers
    John
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  9. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    One of the best Romans I have seen. Terrific painting and setting. He looks the part.
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  10. Ferris A Fixture

    A warm thanks to all of you for commenting and liking!
    It is very satisfying to get such nice feedback. I'm quite humbled by your response.

    The helmet was an experiment that turned out well. Glad you like it, as it really is a focal point of this figure, next to the shield.
    I wanted to achieve a 'new' look to the helmet, as inspired by re-enactor pictures.
    I started by polishing the bare metal to the highest gloss I could achieve.
    Next step was one (or two?) thin coats of Tamiya transparent yellow.
    After proper drying, I added shades with the new Scale75 gold paints (very thinned, in several applications). These contain one tone that is slightly reddish which worked very well.
    Then some outlining of the main features with dark brown (don't remember if I used burnt umber oils or Vallejo 822, but it doesn't make much difference).
    Finally some highlights with Scale75 gold (lightest tones from the set) on the very top of the helmet and on some edges and rivets.
    I had difficulty deciding whether or not to add a layer of gloss paint and never got round to it in the end. I think it is better without, looking back.
    Attached are some close-ups of the helmet in progress.

    Cheers,
    Adrian

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  11. ChaosCossack A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    It's all been said so I won't be redundant... oh what the hell... Beautiful work from the helmet to the ground. Top to bottom awesome work!!!!!

    Colin
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  12. Joe55 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Damn fine looking piece Adrian (y)!

    What's next?

    Joe
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  13. Ferris A Fixture

    Thank you Colin and Joe, appreciated.

    Not sure what's next Joe. I have some half-started ones lying around (1/16 Alpine German, another Laruccia Roman, FeR's Southern Pride figure, and a few more) but I have yet to wait for 'the spark'....

    Cheers guys,
    Adrian
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  14. Rompy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    Lovely job !
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