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Britons and Romans

Posted by Rich W on 07 Mar 2023, 00:00

Great job on these figures. Keep the updates coming!
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Posted by Iceman1964 on 25 Mar 2023, 19:16

thanks guys ! Yes, tattoos, tartan and vertical band trousers (Obelix-style :-D ) ... are the most distinctive marks for celts/britons.

Here are other warriors completed, I have to say that both Italeri-Zvezda and Linear figures have excellent sculpture, with superb faces and details.

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Posted by Konrad on 25 Mar 2023, 19:24

Wow!
This is really great!
Very nice and detailed work.
And eyes that look like eyes. :shock:
An art on this scale.
Very good work. :yeah:
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Posted by Bessiere on 25 Mar 2023, 22:26

Great looking figures Iceman. I think the details came out very nicely and I like the patterns you've given them.
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Posted by Peter on 25 Mar 2023, 23:57

Fantastic painted figures! I like the patterns and the eyes! :thumbup:
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Posted by Minuteman on 26 Mar 2023, 12:02

Fine work, and I like the faces very much. Eyes in this scale often look unrealistic, but you have managed these very well. I can only assume a very steady hand and some strong magnification. Well done!
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Posted by santifernandez on 26 Mar 2023, 17:37

Nice paint.
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Posted by Iceman1964 on 26 Mar 2023, 17:57

thanks guys :-D

For painting I don't use magnification lens, I'm very mole from far distance, therefore at 20 cm (painting distance) I see perfectly all details 8)

For eyes, I start making a white "large" circle, then I make a vertical black line (the pupil) : this is the most difficult part, it's hard to allign the two eyes and often I have to repeat the process due to "cross-eyed warrior". After that I reduce the circle with orizontal brown painting above and below, to create the "real eye" effect.
It's not always straight-forward, sometime it goes wrong and I have to repeat all the process, but patience is one of the characteristics we must have in our hobby :xd:
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 26 Mar 2023, 19:39

Iceman1964 wrote:...It's not always straight-forward, sometime it goes wrong and I have to repeat all the process, but patience is one of the characteristics we must have in our hobby :xd:

How right you are, Enrico. A figure modeller/painter without patience is like a sky without sunshine or an army without soldiers. :mrgreen:

I love to see how your project is progressing so well. :thumbup:

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Posted by elegantmess on 26 Mar 2023, 20:34

These all look so good.
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Posted by Susofrick on 27 Mar 2023, 14:42

Very good painting on these! Have them somewhere in the hobby-room (never know what I can find there :-D )
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Posted by Rich W on 28 Mar 2023, 23:31

Great work on those tattoos.
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Posted by Iceman1964 on 13 Apr 2023, 17:34

Thanks all for the feedback :-D

Slowly proceeding (but when will arrive the retirement with plenty of time to dedicate to our hobby :xd: ???) , here are other Britons

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and start of the semi-testudo (the full formation of 21 will advance through the gate doors)

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let's go with the remaining 18 of the testudo plus all the others .... it will be a very long time before the end of this diorama ;-)
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 13 Apr 2023, 19:52

Nice to see the new incorporations to your project, Enrico, so well painted as the previous ones. :love:

Iceman1964 wrote:...Slowly proceeding (but when will arrive the retirement with plenty of time to dedicate to our hobby :xd: ???)...

I'm in the same situation than you. God willing, in September this year I will have achieved my retirement and, like you, I hope to have much more time and desire to carry out all the projects I have started and many more I have imagined. :mrgreen:

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Posted by Iceman1964 on 14 Apr 2023, 16:58

Ohhh September ....Santi, you are a lucky man, your countdown is months, mine is years :( ....
Moreover here in Italy every year the rules for retirement changes, so let's go on waiting that fabulous day :-D
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Posted by Konrad on 14 Apr 2023, 18:51

Santi Pérez wrote: God willing...



God has nothing to do with it. ;-)
I have applied for my pension for July this year
and I hope everything works out. :(
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Posted by PaulRPetri on 15 Apr 2023, 14:35

Iceman that is some great painting!
Congrats on up comiing retirements Konrad and Santi. I retired in 2016 and the last seven years have gone by so quickly it scares me!! But I still had a great time!
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Posted by PatrickJ71 on 16 Apr 2023, 16:33

Beautiful paint job, Iceman.
Those Brits look terrifying and I think those two Romans behind their shields feel the same way. They look a bit scared :xd:
thank you for sharing,
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Posted by Peter on 20 Apr 2023, 21:59

Konrad wrote:

God has nothing to do with it. ;-)
I have applied for my pension for July this year
and I hope everything works out. :(

You got my support! :thumbup:
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Posted by Iceman1964 on 29 Apr 2023, 18:16

The Roman formation (more a wedge than a testudo....) is growing, here they are, but not yet completed, some other to be added in the rear ;-)

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and how it should stay in the diorama

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