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WIP Critique Roman Legionnaire (VERLINDEN BUST MODEL)

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by unknown01, May 15, 2011.

  1. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Thank you very much, Jason.

    Thank you very much for your kind advice, Jason.:)
    I'd like to apply humbly about rust.
    I'm not thinking blood is applied.
    I'd like to make a mess beautifully.
    I was study very much.;)

    Mitsutaka.:)
  2. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Thank you very much, Pedro.

    Thank you very much for your kind comment, Pedro.:)
    I think it's being accustomed to this paint gradually.
    I'd like to do politely in particular about facial completion.
    Thank you for liking it, my friend.;)

    Mitsutaka.:)
  3. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Thank you very much, Ken.

    Thank you very much for your kind comment, Ken.:)
    Blending in VALLEJYO - COLOR was difficult for me.:confused:
    While 2 colors weren't dried, I blended.
    I think this figure will be completed almost.
    Thank you for liking it.;)

    Mitsutaka.:)
  4. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Thank you very much, Adrian.

    Thank you very much for your kind comment, Adrian.:)
    It was for the first time that I apply a face of a bust model in VALLEJYO - COLOR.
    I had trouble, but I'm satisfied with a result.
    However I'd like to adjust it a little more about a face.
    And pollution of armor is also considered.
    Thank you for liking it.;)

    Mitsutaka.:)
  5. Harry New Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    This is what I was in fact suggesting to "Mitsutaka" but he's opted to go for an all-iron ensemble (which is OK too). This, as with most reconstructions based on archaeological finds, is based on the fact that bronze helmets and fragments of the iron plate cuirasses turn up in the same areas and in similarly dated contexts.

    The helmets that I posted images of (there are others) are interesting for our particular purposes since they are close copies of iron ones of the same date but are done entirely in bronze (presumably in a Roman workshop specializing in bronzework rather than blacksmithing, which demands some different skills). This means you could give the typical 1st or 2nd century AD "Roman legionary" figure, like this one, a bronze helmet without the need for any drastic modifications to the casting.


    Mitsutaka, I like what you've done with this. The iron looks really great and the colour of the bronze parts is just right. The Romans called that alloy "orichalcum" (it's not actually "bronze" in fact) and some of it looks almost like the colour of gold - even after 2,000 years under the ground.
  6. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    The face is supeb, lovely smooth transitions.
    Carl.
  7. sam b Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Great work Misutaka , I think this is one of your best yet !
    Sam
  8. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Thank you very much, Harry.

    Thank you very much for your valuable information, Harry.:)
    I was study very much.(y)
    It's said that there may be almost all no package art of a helmet of bronze for my wondering.:confused:
    Is this information quite maniacal information?
    When exhibiting a soldier of a helmet of bronze at a show, is there a case by which an author fancies this original for the person who saw?;)

    Mitsutaka.:)
  9. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Thank you very much, Carl.

    Thank you very much for your kind comment, Carl.:)
    While 2 colors of color wasn't dried, I made them blend.
    I was applied and piled up a little after that.
    I like it about a face, too.
    Thank you for liking it.;)

    Mitsutaka.:)
  10. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Thank you very much, Sam.

    Thank you very much for your kind comment, Sam.:)
    I think this work is my best, too.
    I think I brought about the results it's better to have changed paint to which.
    Thank you for liking it.;)

    Mitsutaka.:)
  11. dArtagnan A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    Nice paintjob, Mitsutaka!
    Eddy
  12. salonikios Active Member

    Country:
    Greece
    very nice work in the face Mitsutaka, i like the eyes! well done!!
  13. Harry New Member

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Re: Thank you very much, Harry.

    I've not seen any other figures painted like this either. This is why I offered it as a suggestion in case you wanted to do something a bit different from what everyone else does.

    No, it is not particularly obscure knowledge. Anyone who has studied Roman armour and weapons in any sort of depth would be aware of these bronze helmets.

    Well, I already posted some photos of real Roman bronze helmets of this type that are in museums, so you can't get much better evidence than that! :) Here is also a photo of a re-enactor wearing a bronze helmet of exactly this type (this is a replica of one found in Germany) together with a set of iron plate body armour. It should give you an idea of what it would look like:

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    [IMG]

    From "Europa Militaria Special No. 2. The Roman Legions Recreated", Daniel Peterson, Crowood Press, 1992
  14. Christosjager A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    Congrats Mitsutaka, very nice work on the face, this will be a great paintjob from you.
  15. sarouman A Fixture

    Country:
    Greece
    +agree my friend great paintjob!!!!!

    Alaxandros
    http://alexminiatures.blogspot.com/
  16. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Thank you very much, Eddy.

    Thank you very much for your kind comment, Eddy.:)
    I have completed a work already.
    I think I can contribute immediately.
    Thank you for liking it.(y)

    Mitsutaka.:)
  17. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Thank you very much, Harry.

    I understood your requirement and information perfectly.:)
    Harry I'd like to appreciate to you.(y)
    I was impressed with your passionate comment.
    I express regard for you.
    I was study very much.
    I have completed a work, so I'd like to hear your opinion.;)

    Mitsutaka.:)
  18. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Thank you very much, Christos.

    Thank you very much for your kind comment, Christos.:)
    I'm satisfied about a face, too.
    The bust model was after a long time for me, but it was a fun experience.:)
    I think it'll be 120mm figure next time.
    Thank you for liking it.;)

      Mitsutaka.:)
  19. unknown01 New Member

    Country:
    Japan
    Thank you very much, Alexandros.

    Thank you very much for your kind comment, Alexandros.:)
    I was thinking it would be finished earlier about this figure.
    However completion of a figure was busy with other ones, and behind schedule a little.
    I'd contribute immediately about a completion picture.
    Thank you for liking it, my friend.

    Mitsutaka.

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