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Thraex from Faces of War (Military Miniature)

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by Fields of Glory (MM), Nov 25, 2023.

  1. We are pleased to inform you about our new figurine, which will be released in December 2023 - the Roman Gladiator - Thracian (lat. thraex).

    Age: middle of the first century A.D.
    Scale/Size: 54mm/75mm
    Material: Resin casting
    Location: Poland
    Delivery: worldwide
    Availability: will be available soon

    web-site: coming soon

    If you have any question, please, write me in private messages (facebook or planetfigure.com).

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  2. Ferris A Fixture

    Liking this very much, but hope you can still refine the shield a bit. It’s too thick and therefore a bit toy-ish.

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  3. I'll post photos of the figure's casting soon and it looks thinner there than in these photos.
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  4. Blind Pew A Fixture

    This is a good release. I wish you well with it. The shield appearing so thick may be the photos.
  5. Vassilis_D Active Member

    Really nice looking gladiator, but with the shield and the outer rim of the helmet on the thicker side...I hope the printed sample to look more in scale in these parts, as the figure is really good. Thraex_04.jpg
  6. The thickness of the visor is less than 1mm. The exact dimensions are shown in the screenshot. And this is what it looks like after printing. Subtle enough?

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  7. Vassilis_D Active Member

    Thank you for the response and the printed sample...I believe the easiest answer to the question.."subtle enough?" is a comparison to real specimens next to the print. Untitled-2.jpg
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  8. Redcap A Fixture

    A very nice figure but very similar to this one (which I have and is superb). If I didn't own the M-F piece however, I would happily buy this one subject to the thickness and fidelity of parts issues which are discussed above being addressed.

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  9. kevininpdx Well-Known Member

    Scale issues aside the piece is magnificent. That being said I already have a 90mm version of the same subject and I’m not into buying duplicate subjects unless it’s something I’m really into. I encourage everyone to support new releases however.
  10. Let me disagree - the figures are not alike. Our pose is combative, and there it is simply beautiful :) Issues with thickness are being resolved. I'll show the result on the model.
  11. We have already reduced the thickness of the helmet by 30% and the thickness of the shield by half. The casting technology of the model may not allow it to be made thinner.

    P. S.: The new shield is located on the left, and the new helmet on the right.

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  12. Nap Moderator

    Great to see a release and a good popular subject

    Nice to see the response from FOG regarding the scale thickness

    Look forward to seeing the revised castings in all the scales

    Thanks for sharing

  13. Vassilis_D Active Member

    Thumbs up to FOG for taking into consideration the constructive critisism and putting the effort to make their creations even better! Looking forward for the updated printed version
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  14. Sergey Popovichenko A Fixture

    Wspaniały start! Czekamy na kontynuację!
    Great start! We look forward to the continuation!
  15. Redcap A Fixture


    Interpretation of the pose and any similarity is entirely subjective and people can make their own assessment. As I said, your figure is very nice once the scale fidelity issues which others identify have been addressed and which to your great credit, you acknowledge in a constructive manner and will resolve. I hope it does well for you.
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  16. Vassilis_D Active Member

    Another thing that also got my attention , after visiting your FB page and seeing the other gladiators , and i want to point out as you seem to like historical accuracy ..Is the fact that all three following types (Thraex-Murmilo-Hoplomachus) share the same helmet in terms of contour and details except for the different crest!?...which was not the case in reality.They also had differences in terms of shape and details .In my humble opinion you may also consider revising this issue even though it is hard work ...Keep creating! **(All museum art facts shown below are from the 1 century A.D. except for the last one on the right which is from the 2nd.)

  17. Helmets circled in red are from the first half of the 1st century AD. e. And the helmets circled in blue are helmets from the end of the 1st century AD. e. These are helmets like Berlin and Pompeii. We have gladiators from the first half of the 1st century AD. e. Chieti type helmets were more commonly used back then.

    In the future, we plan to make gladiators of a later era - we need to change the helmets, partially the armor and weapons, and the buckles on the belts.

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  18. Vassilis_D Active Member

    Ok..if you are planning for more gladiators of the second half of the 1st. c.with all the nesassery changes and additions that explains yous current choices..Thanks for your response and keep creating!
    Are you also.planning for this first series a retiarius in a fighting stance to pair up with the secutor?
  19. Yes, at work.

    Then we plan to make the following gladiators: Provocator, Eques, Arbelas, Dimahaerus, Bestarius, Sagittarius + Rudis + 2 animal.
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  20. Our figurine has been released. An example of a finished figurine. DSC_1751.JPG DSC_1752.JPG DSC_1753.JPG
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