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The New Figures of Linjo Models

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by meizi, Mar 1, 2011.

  1. meizi Active Member

    Country:
    China
    We are now looking for agents and distributors all around the world. I believe you will see our models in Eurpoe and USA soon!
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  2. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This site is good for helmet references:
    http://www.legionsix.org/Equipment/Real Gear/Real Gear 2.htm
    and this one for helmet reconstruction:
    http://www.history-revisited.com/kat/cat/28/name/celts-and-romans-helmet

    As regards what a signifer would have looked like, most is speculation based on representations on tombs, friezes and Trajan's column. Some of these sculptures are significantly eroded, some less so.

    All in all a creditable first attempt of bust from a popular period in history.

    Keep up the good work,

    Mike
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  3. pinsel Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    hello
    good to hear that.i keep me little eyes peeled for them
    many inspirations and luck for your new venture
    cheers
  4. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thank you very much Mike, exactly the kind of the input that helps us all !
  5. pinsel Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    hello beware with the helmets there are many sience fiction creations amongst them.alone this weird gladiator russel crow helmet.
    if you want see real ones one should try to get books about excavated items.one often find such things in the book tsrores of museum.
    like in louvre-well here is everything french written
    but iam sure in metropolitan one should find and rich source of lecture.
    in germany the stores are good equipped.
    but good reserach books are often pricy
    cheers
  6. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Markus, do you have any images to upload and share?

    Are these inaccurate ?: http://www.legionsix.org/Equipment/Real Gear/Real Gear 2.htm
  7. pinsel Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    hi gordy
    the link you use is the one with the orginals from museum context
    but the other one with the reconstructions does show lots of totally incorrect stuff.
    it is as alway you will find it difficult to find an book in which you find any helmet.
    so one has to use an wide array.i found it often helpfull to search the net for auction houses
    one can look hermannhistorica.de or sothebys ect
    there often lots of ancient weapons are auctioned.then one shall think on all books of Marcus Junkelmann leading roman equippment expert.in english Pete Conolly or Michale Simkins have released very good publications about roman arms and armour.
    when one try to research those names in net one will find something.an bad rfeernce are documentations.while the spoken context is often excellent the play scenes are totally weird.here one finds those plastic shields from the terrible Attila movie in and other incorrect.
    i admitt it can be terrible for an person which is not so interested in the aspects to get ad hoc informations about an special thing.one can say there is seldom only one single source which serves any need one must try to mix up some information.
    but with some determination one gets along.often one can take on the net walks through museums which have those facilities newly established.
    as told the link you refering is very fine
    the second with the reconstructions is very very very shaky .its an combination of some catalogues of companys selling replic stuff made in india.while some items are ok some like the gladiator helmet are odd.so i would not use this for an relevant reserach.in short there is no information available which brings all in one side.this second side link one can forget totally.its not to use when you trying to resaarch the look of an roman helmet
    those are name
    MONTEFORTINO
    IMPERIAL GALLIC C
    WEISSENAU
    COOLUS
    ect you may check wikipedia for this and get some good basic informations with pictures ect
    swords are called
    GREEK XIPOS
    GLADIUS MAINZ OR FULHAM GLADIUS
    POMPEJAN GLADIUS
    SPATHA
    or the sabre bladed single edged slashing sword KOPIS or MACHAIRA
    under thios you get good informations in the net-maybe that helps an little?
    if one wants to check gladiatur arms one should look in finds at the pompejian gladiators barrack here nearly all overcome gladiator equippment was found.

    cheers
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  8. gordy Well-Known Member

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    United-States
    Vielen Dank Markus :)
  9. pinsel Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    when it goes the roman shield those are called
    PARMA for the round shield of the aquilifers ect
    SCUTUM or SCUTA for the classic legionary shield
    OVALSCUTUM for the early style used at marius in republican army
    then you have the boots called
    CALLIGAE
    the belt is called
    CINGULUM MILITARE
    the body armours
    LORICA SEGMENTATA-the body armour made from paltes
    LORICA SQUAMATA or LORICA PLUMATA-body armour in scales
    LORICA HAMATA mail armour
    the undergarment with the leather stripes is called
    PTERIGUES
    the dagger was called PUGIO
    the lance is called HASTA
    the throwing lance PILUM or PILA
    the working axe is called DOLABRA
    the cooking pan PATERA
    knife is CUTELLUS
    ect ect
    any militia troops where called AUXILLIA
    the roman standart can be called SIGNUM VEXILLUM AQUILA ect
    so with this names tipped in the net reserach one will find many informations about the stuff and one side will bring informations to other
    hope this helps
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  10. pinsel Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    and of course any figure made can only rely on this informations.no one was present of us in old time.
    but i dare to say noone can say he must release as company an lousy researched roman figure because there is no information in the net....
  11. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    http://www.legionsix.org/Equipment/R...20Gear%202.htm

    This site appears to show museum pieces which have been recovered from archeological sites. The other site I quoted appears to show replicas based on museum exhibits. As regards gladiator helmets, there are a number of archeological findings available on the web, e.g. http://www.flickr.com/photos/40060535@N05/galleries/72157622981530405. I used this reference to make a 200mm scale helmet for a gladiator 1/2 figure, sculpted by Pete Morton and now also with Terry of Foxwood Figures.

    Best wishes,

    Mike
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  12. gordy Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Thank you Mike (y)
  13. pinsel Active Member

    Country:
    Germany
    yes that are items found in pompeji.if one hould be ever in London visit british museum
    and if you are in Leeds have an look at royal armoury.
  14. elgreco Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Just a quick note to say that Linjo Models busts are now in stock and available from our website. Thanks for looking...
    Celine

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