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The Janissry is finished

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Roc, Dec 12, 2004.

  1. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    I want to thank all my friends from Lilliput,the planet and all my other friends around the globe for your support,encouragement and for being patient with me.

    The Janissary is finally finished,still needs some extreme highlights and shadows,
    and a bit more weathering.

    Your comments are welcome and appreciated.

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    Ciao

    Roc.
  2. Kirks1 New Member

    Hey Roc,

    Very nicely done. You brought out quite a bit of charachter in this figure.

    Sean
  3. pabelo40 New Member

    Hi Roc
    Very nice figure and painting. I like extreme shadows.
    One suggestion. I do not know or you will apprehend my english.
    Arch rope. It take old nyllon hose and It take out one Thread.
    It will be firm.
    Regards :)
    Pawel
  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Rocco my friend,

    You did an extremely beautifull job. I am glad that i good follow the painting off this masterpiece.
    I can't tell you of your's or that from Guy is the best. I hope a jury of great painters will do that.
    For now i find them both exclusive painted.

    Thanks for sharing all.

    Marc.
  5. Brad S Member

    Rocco

    Looks very good! I like the the weathering on the bottom of the pants and the back of the shirt (vest ?). I dont know anything about janissaries. But I do like to look at well painted figures. Nice Job!

    Brad Spelts
  6. dario966 New Member

    good job on the figure! But on this figure his bow is too short and not at all Turkish-like, this guy belonged to infantry - as we all know it the Janissaries were the elite, crack infantry. He must belong to the 15th century corp, for by the end of the 15th century all janissary units addopted firearms, perhaps just only thier officers retained the bows and quivers as a sign of rank. If it is his war(albeit infantr), weapon, then this bow should have been at least 44 1/2 to 48- 49 inches long or longer when strung, and absolutely decorated. In this scale the bow appears too short. Look at http://www.atarn.org/islamic/akarpowicz/turkish_bows.htm. also, the way this bow is constructed seem to be wrong - in short, this is not the TUrkich bow that might have been carried by the janissary corp. And since he seems to be notching the arrow does he carry a thumb-ring? could not see... lots of pictures of reconstructed bows at http://www.grozerarchery.com/htm/torok/torok.htm
    otherwise, great painting job:)
  7. Jason W. Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Great job Roc!
  8. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Awesome work. I was not expecting anything less than that. Nicely done Roc.
  9. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Sean, thanks, I'm Glad you like the it turned out.


    Ciao

    Roc :)
  10. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Pawel, thanks for the kind words,much appreciated.

    I believe you are referring to the bow string,correct me if I'm wrong.
    For the bow string I used piano wire,but I must make it a bit tighter.


    Cheers

    Roc. :)
  11. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello Marc, thanks a bunch for you kind words and encouragement, I do appreciate it.

    Guy and I did not paint the Janissaries to compete, we just wanted to show different approaches and styles.

    ciao

    Roc :)
  12. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hi Dario, thanks for the compliment, I appreciate it.

    As far as the bow goes, according to my limited research and the sculptor’s research it seems to be correct, now, I'm not saying your wrong; this is just the result of my research.

    Ciao
    Roc. :)
  13. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Jason,thanks buddy,I do appreciate your opinion.

    Roc. :)
  14. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Absolutely fantastic work Roc...............I love the way your rendition came out. (y)
  15. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hello xenefon, thank you very much my friend, you're too kind.



    Ciao

    Roc. :)
  16. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Guy, thanks my friend, I always appreciate your input.

    I like the way your Janissary turned out,good work.

    Ciao

    Roc. :)
  17. Ernest A Fixture

    Country:
    Venezuela
    Beatiful, beatiful work Roc, I like evrything.....the reds, the greens, the whites..... :eek:
    amazing paintwork...

    What's next

    ER
  18. Roc Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Ernesto, thank you very much,I appreciate your kindness.



    Ciao

    Roc :)
  19. Joe Hudson Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Hey Roc,

    Really nice job on the figure. I like the whole look and the groundwork is really nice as well. What's next?

    Joe
  20. yeo_64 Active Member

    Country:
    Singapore
    TOP NOTCH JOB,Roc (y) (y) (y) !!! Looking forward to the next project (it never ends,doesn't it ?) ! Cheers.
    Kenneth.

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