Completed Critique Roman Legionnaire - Soldiers - 54mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Ferris, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Ferris A Fixture

    Hi All,

    I managed to finish this figure recently, a Laruccia 54mm sculpt from Soldiers in white metal. It was intended as a simple & quick figure on which I wanted to try and speed up my painting, but, as so often, things turned out more complex than I thought.

    The overcoat exposes part of the tunica so painting and construction were mixed up. Then the legs are largely in the shade and getting this to look right required some trial and error. And you may remember my 'journey' with the shield, which I painted twice...

    Now that I have the pictures I note some minor things that need patching up, but I'm glad another one goes onto the 'finished' list! It's a nice figure and I enjoyed painting it.

    Hope you like it.

    Cheers,
    Adrian

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  2. Kevindunne Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Very nicely done...superb attention to detail.
    Was always curious about this figure. Just what exactly is the context? No helmet, no shield cover, just what is he doing?
  3. swralph A Fixture

    This is lovely(y). Did you hand paint the shield?
  4. Edward A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Nice work! I like it!
  5. Ferris A Fixture


    Thanks Kevin.

    He is walking just behind a donkey carrying all his other stuff, obviously..!! :cool:
    Actually, I imagine this one doing some routine guard walking in friendly territory.


    Thanks swralph. I hand painted the darn shield twice actually....


    Thanks Edward.
  6. Robert Laclavik Active Member

    Country:
    Czech-Republic
    Excelent painting and groundwork!
  7. fabrizio1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    Italy
    very fine work
  8. Babelfish A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    hahahaha!!! How many of us have been caught out like that at some point (don't all shout at once!)

    Anyway cracking job Adrian. The shield in particular is beautiful. Wish I could freehand a design like that.

    - Steve
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  9. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Superb work Adrian.(y)
  10. brian A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    A really fantastic paint job Adrian.Love the look of texture on his cloak.
    Brian
  11. Marco22 A Fixture

    Country:
    France
    splendid painting!!!
  12. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Brilliant work all around.

    marc
  13. Funky50 Guest

    Lovely work...the shield is an inspiration.....Beautifully done.....Kevin
  14. ACCOUNT_DELETED A Fixture

    Country:
    Canada
    Super job. Nobody sculpts Romans like Laruccia and you have done a great job on painting him Adrian. Love the shield and groundwork especially.

    Cokin
  15. Alex Long A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Really good work, I love the shield.

    Alex.
  16. tomifune A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Obviously it was time well spent...the details jump out at you!

    Bob
  17. pmfs A Fixture

    Country:
    Portugal
    Very nice Adrian!:cool:
    Pedro
  18. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    A cracking job Adrian. Plenty of good things to say about it but like Brian says the cloak texture is outstanding. Particularly like the light touch at the hems and cuffs, just enough to show wear without too much tear. (y) Oh! and the face is top class.
    Cheers
    Derek
  19. Ron Tamburrini A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Can't get enough Romans :) This is very nice Adrian ,just the right amount of weathering(y)

    Ron
  20. Eludia A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Cracking brushwork Adrian. Textures are great and that shield is just amazing.....all the best things are done twice, ask the Chinese, twice fried pork springs to mind (y)

    If I'm totally honest, I preferred your first shield with the subliminal message written on it ;)

    Cheers,
    Billy

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