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Posted by Bluefalchion on 26 Jan 2022, 18:32

Wow those are so cool!
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Posted by Cryns on 29 Jan 2022, 13:04

Thank you so much dear Huib, Ben90 and Bluefalchion for your nice words :-D

Here are some development shots of set CM-006: Ancient Greek Workers Pulling Forwards:


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Posted by despertaferro on 30 Jan 2022, 15:03

Probably the best sculpted bodies I've ever seen...
A pity that is not a subject that I'm planning to do...

Congratulations...!!
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Posted by Cryns on 08 Feb 2022, 11:06

Thanks for the kind words dear Despertaferro.

Crynsminiaturen set CM-005 is available now at the Schilling-Figuren webshop:
https://www.schilling-figuren.de/produkt-kategorie/crynsminiaturen/crynms1-72/crynmsantike/crynmsfiguren/


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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 08 Feb 2022, 11:57

Excellent looking figures, certainly very useful for a longer ancient time period and versatile uses (manning ships, construction sites, war machines, capturing & fighting Cyclops or other mythological creatures... ). :thumbup:
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Posted by Cryns on 15 Feb 2022, 12:10

Thank you for your feedback dear Erich von Manstein.

Set CM-006 Ancient Greek Workers Pulling Forwards, cast in pewter in scale 1:72, is now available at the Schilling-Figuren Webshop: https://www.schilling-figuren.de/produkt/griechische-arbeiter-ziehen-vorwaerts-cm-006/

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Posted by C M Dodson on 15 Feb 2022, 12:35

I see that you have modelled my physic perfectly in these muscular fellows!

As always, Mr C, with your work, perfection comes as standard.

Brilliant work.

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Posted by Bluefalchion on 15 Feb 2022, 15:43

What a journey from a young person purchasing miniatures at a model shop, bringing them home to admire and possibly paint, to the person creating the figures and ships from the ground up for others to do the same. Where to next? I bet it will be an exciting place.
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 16 Feb 2022, 01:34

Hello Cryns :wave:
Wow! Absolutely wonderful sets of figures!! :yeah: :-D
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Posted by Chariobaude on 17 Feb 2022, 21:06

I am always surprised by what research, meticulousness and talent can produce. what marvels!
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Posted by Cryns on 19 Feb 2022, 11:06

Thank you so much for your beautiful replies my dear friends mr. Dodson, Bluefalchion, Kostis and Chariobaude :-D

C M Dodson wrote:I see that you have modelled my physic perfectly in these muscular fellows!

And your hairdo, wasn't it? :-D

Bluefalchion wrote:Where to next? I bet it will be an exciting place.


For the next year it will be more Greek figurines and more Greek ships. But also cargo packs.

Here is a preview for a new figurine set that will be available soon:

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Posted by C M Dodson on 19 Feb 2022, 16:28

Alas…no.

The last wave was when it said goodbye and fell out!

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Posted by k.b. on 19 Feb 2022, 18:28

Truly extraordinary sculpting Mr Cryns. Congratulations! These chaps have had life sculpted into them. I am in awe of you. The painting is also splendid, the flesh tones are beautiful. If I had to be critical I might say the skin colours are all a bit too similar. But that is really nitpicking, I know! . As they say “ Variety is the spice of life!”
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 19 Feb 2022, 18:38

C M Dodson wrote:Alas…no.

The last wave was when it said goodbye and fell out!

Chris


If so, the first figure, top row might be just perfect. I am similarly situated in that department.
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Posted by Cryns on 24 Feb 2022, 12:32

Dear K.B.

Thanks for your feedback.

k.b. wrote:if I had to be critical I might say the skin colours are all a bit too similar.


Very interesting you say this. I have to admit I did not pay any attention to this idea at all.

In the past I put my energy in finding the right skintone for Mediterranean people who (being ancient sailors or harbourworkers) work all day in the full sun with few cloths on. After painting their skintones dark flesh / light brown, I was adviced by some forummembers here, like Kostis and Frankzett, who explained me about Mediterranean people having a skin that is pretty sunlight resistant. So I made the skins lighter.

I have seen several ancient Greek sculptings and vasepaintings representing black Africans.
We all know the mix of skintones from ancient Egypt.
All of them must have mingled when they spread out over the Mediterranean sea.

This means all skintones between black and white were probable in the Classical Greek Period in the Greek influenced harbours.

But I have no idea in what ratio. Does anyone here have a suggestion?
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 24 Feb 2022, 15:06

The precise ratio will likely never be known, as race is a more modern and troublesome concept.

If you want to incorporate the suggestion, which I think a good one, paint the next display batch as above, but with one or two a bit darker and one or two a bit lighter. That should serve, I would think.
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 24 Feb 2022, 20:40

I love your painting on these figures, but if you want to incorporate the suggestion, as Aaron says, a well-diluted wood stain varnish applied with the brush on the flesh areas of some figures can be a solution. :-D
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Posted by Paboook on 25 Feb 2022, 09:24

Really lovely sculpting.
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Posted by Cryns on 01 Mar 2022, 16:06

Thanks for your suggestions and advice Bluefalchion and Kostis. :thumbup:
Thank you Paboook for your compliments.
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Posted by Cryns on 01 Mar 2022, 16:11

Here is the next Crynsminiaturen figurine set that will be cast by Schilling-Figuren and be available soon:

CM-008 Ancient Greek Workers With Amphora's

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