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WIP Varangian guard 75mm

Discussion in 'Sculpting' started by Ryan_bg, Sep 28, 2020.

  1. Ryan_bg Active Member

    Country:
    Bulgaria
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  2. Ryan_bg Active Member

    Country:
    Bulgaria
    Few more a bit better pictures. Just some details left to finish it.

    . 120426118_655716738292101_5179163388473866159_n.jpg 120434529_2836730166613940_4246191728297790981_n.jpg 120442944_1222734774793101_567822967491870941_n.jpg 120446782_358799341983432_228812975788401092_n.jpg 120454136_2754919821404034_3821922773494216573_n.jpg 120456554_332083991548146_9189818729398172594_n.jpg 120580508_1265802267130400_8513266044131559941_n.jpg


    This are my reference pictures:

    0d9f9bd12b3befc12fcd1da1b655fe65.jpg f9bb5aa9fbebb048ea9f2ba5f153a435.jpg

    Cheers
    Georgi
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  3. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi there Georgi

    Very nicely sculpted I do like the leg protection you've done ...a solid looking pose as well

    I presume there are eye details in place ?

    Is this going commercial ?

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  4. Ryan_bg Active Member

    Country:
    Bulgaria
    Hello Kevin,

    Thank you for the kind words, and it's honor for me that you like something related to legs! ;)
    You have right, there are eye details in place.
    Regarding question "Is it going commercial?" - probably yes, if somebody buy the master and produce some copies... :)

    Georgi
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  5. MrBMB A Fixture

    I really like this one!!
    What brand will this be if its not a one off?
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  6. NeilW A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Can I just ask how the leg armour works... does it just go over the lower thigh, is it hinged, or what?

    I can't find any references to such armour: the nearest are references (but no examples) of possibly metal splint Byzantine cavalry greaves, the atypical splints from the Valdgarde graves (Vendal period) and their known use by various steppe, nomadic and near eastern peoples (over a wide period of time). In all cases they seem to be only the length of the lower leg.

    Good discussions here and here.

    Perhaps looking something like:
    Splint1.JPG Splint2.JPG
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  7. Ryan_bg Active Member

    Country:
    Bulgaria

    Thank you, MrBMB!
    I will see if I can sell the master model to someone to produce it, if not, I will produce it by myself.

    Georgi
  8. Ryan_bg Active Member

    Country:
    Bulgaria
    Hello NeilW,

    Regarding the legs armor, actually it is strapped under the knees, and is right on the edge of the gambeson, so those who wear it can walk normally, can knee and fight without issues.

    Georgi
  9. NeilW A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    OK... interesting: do you have any historical (not re-enactor) references?

    The nearest I can find are all knee length, none going above it and then more generally associated with mounted rather than foot soldiers.

    eg: the provenance of this is unclear (perhaps Caucasus C7-10th) not Byzantine but illustrates the point:
    Splint3.JPG
    http://warfare.ga/6-10/Nagyszentmiklos_Ewer.htm
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  10. Ryan_bg Active Member

    Country:
    Bulgaria
    No, I don't have, I just have used reenactors pictures for the model.

    Georgi
  11. NeilW A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom

    OK, thanks (y)
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  12. Ryan_bg Active Member

    Country:
    Bulgaria


    You are welcome!

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