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Life in Roman times

Posted by chen on 31 May 2023, 13:17

Dear gents,

Here is yet another long running project of mine. As I read more about the researches on Roman history I've become more and more interested in the 'trivial' aspects of ordinary Roman life. So hopefully I'll represent my learning with mini figures.

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Cheers,
Chen
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Posted by MABO on 31 May 2023, 16:51

Amazing paintjob. And I think one can see who good Strelets figs can look when painted! :yeah:
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Posted by Iceman1964 on 31 May 2023, 17:57

Again marvellous painting Chen, superb figures !
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Posted by guilhem on 31 May 2023, 18:18

Amazing... you are a real master...
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Posted by Kaiphranos on 31 May 2023, 18:31

Wow, great work! The shepherd and his dog are particularly delightful!
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Posted by Kekso on 01 Jun 2023, 08:43

Nicely painted civilians. That's great.
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Posted by Minuteman on 02 Jun 2023, 09:23

Nicely painted figures, well done !

A reminder also of the quality of Strelets' sculpting, maybe not on all their sets but certainly on a good proportion of them.

And, with history in mind, a reminder too of the cruelty of some aspects of the Roman Empire...even though the Romans were sometimes also a force for good (ie: "What did the Romans ever do for us !?........"
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Posted by Peter on 02 Jun 2023, 22:03

Awesome painted figures! :love:
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Posted by Howlin on 03 Jun 2023, 03:18

Really nice color palate! and well shaded too.

What sets do these come from? some pretty nice selection of daily life type of stuff that I like.
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Posted by blacksmith on 03 Jun 2023, 16:52

Fantastic painting. I especially like your goats.
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Posted by Rich W on 04 Jun 2023, 01:45

Super work. The skin tones in particular are excellent and the faces give them all so much character.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 04 Jun 2023, 19:42

Wonderful collection of Roman civilian figures, Chen. They are all very original and superbly painted: the shepherds, the senators, the slave market,... I especially love the shepherd with a dog eating an apple. :love: :notworthy: :love: :notworthy: :love: :notworthy:

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Posted by chen on 05 Jun 2023, 08:06

Many thanks for your nice comments, gents. You are always so kind. :-)

Howlin wrote:What sets do these come from? some pretty nice selection of daily life type of stuff that I like.


Hi Howlin,
They are mainly from Linear-B:
Roman slave market
http://plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=2420

Roman market
http://plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=2160

The shepherd and the guy eating apple is from Strelets set 131
http://plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1843

The senators are a mixture of strelets' plastics and resin figures of unknown brand which I bought long ago from ebay...
http://plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=2358

The sheep and goats and the dog are Pegasus' set of farm animals.
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Posted by dykio on 20 Jun 2023, 19:52

hi Chen,

i think everything is already set , great paintjob really really wonderfull and these figures realy seem to be "alive". Fantastic :shock:
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Posted by CliosPaintingBench on 21 Jun 2023, 13:28

The robes are very good. I really like the sheep actually, don't see painted sheep often!
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Posted by Crynsminiaturen on 28 Aug 2023, 07:37

Dear Chen,

It is so nice to see you are still active here in this forum. And even better, you are painting figurines that are some of my favorites. And best of all: I think I have never seen these Roman civilians being painted so good as you did. My compliments.
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Posted by Chariobaude on 02 Sep 2023, 09:23

amazing !
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Posted by chen on 04 Sep 2023, 11:54

Crynsminiaturen wrote:Dear Chen,

It is so nice to see you are still active here in this forum. And even better, you are painting figurines that are some of my favorites. And best of all: I think I have never seen these Roman civilians being painted so good as you did. My compliments.


Hi Mr. Cryns,
Thanks a lot for your compliments. I'd like to say that I feel the same with your work (both painting, modelling and sculpting) on rare ancient subjects. They are truly masterpieces! I wish I could find myself time and budget to order one of your marvellous merchant ships in the near future.

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