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WIP Romeo 90 mm Provocator

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by rossbach, Sep 17, 2017.

  1. rossbach PlanetFigure Supporter


    Some pics of my progress on Romeo Models 90 mm gladiator Provocator. Sergey Popovichenko's version inspired me to do this one. I love his muted realistic painting style. I hope my efforts to make the metal look corroded is going to pay off. For reality's sake (well ...... that is according to my personal views on that subject) I also decided to make the gladius appear well 'used'. Yes I know it was used for stabbing..... . Painting in oils and metalwork in printersink mixed with oil paint.

    A large scale = a LOT of work. Seems to take forever to finish the subcomponents........ pffffff. I am almost ready to start painting the torso however.

    I also took my inspiration for the shield design from Sergey's version ( I already confessed to him;)).

    By the way: if you select a picture and click 'view pic' you get the image in the right position and you can blow it up.

    The design was painted freehand. Normally I would make an airbrush template for some of the basic shapes to assure symetry.

    I applied a thin coat of Mr Sangyo acrylic matt varnish on the grey - blue (indigo) basic shield colour before painting the white patterns.

    Feel free to let me know what you think of my efforts sofar.

    Cheers Paul

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  2. KenBoyle PlanetFigure Supporter

    It's coming along beautifully Paul!
    Your detail painting work is superb. I could use some of your photos as a instructional aid for my own painting.

    Well done,
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  3. Joe55 A Fixture

    Lovely work Paul.

    Really looking forward to seeing your progress and the final presentation.

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  4. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Very nicely done so far. Surely the scales on the armour should run from shoulder to hand, not vice versa?

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  5. rossbach PlanetFigure Supporter

    Well....... I am not the sculptor am I? Personally: I don't give a toss. I am here to paint.

    So if you have any complaints: call Gianna la Rocca:D .
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  6. Oda A Fixture

    Paul you are working miracles again mate.The effect of corroded metals and used weapons is absolutely realistic.I can't wait to see the whole thing.

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  7. TERRYSOMME1916 A Fixture

    The painting looks great in these enlarged pictures so must be even better with normal vision, nice results on the metallics.
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  8. JABERWOCKY Active Member

    looking good paul, cant wait to see it all completed, great so far
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  9. Ferris A Fixture

    Great work Paul. Great attention to detail and I love the worn blade.

    Mike, this figure is one of the few that gets this right. To protect against stabbing blades, the scales should overlap bottom over top.
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  10. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Thank you - I stand corrected!

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  11. phil_h A Fixture

    Amazing work so far, I can't wait to see it all together (y)

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