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Praetorian Guard

Posted by lirui on 15 May 2017, 14:28

sculptured for a friend. :-D
I share it with you

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Posted by sberry on 15 May 2017, 15:03

Excellent sculpting! The proportions, the detail - great work.
A side remark on sources: The one you have shown as the first one, a part of the so-called "Cancellaria reliefs", is also the best for your purposes. The last one, a screenshot from "Rome Total War" or something similar, I suppose, is also the least reliable one. In general, I think it is not advisable to use computer games as sources. Problems here are the shield, which is unrealistically wide, and the braces worn on the forearms: Hollywood loves them, no Ancient Rome movie without these braces, but they were just not worn in Antiquity.
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Posted by Ben90 on 15 May 2017, 15:39

Fantastic work! Now we need some legionaries... :-)
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Posted by lirui on 15 May 2017, 16:27

Hi, sberry
Thank you for the correction.
My friend only gave me computer games as sources........ other photos found by myself but I didn't care :drool: :xd: :xd:
Without knowledge of ancient Rome, however, up to now, I realize that I was wrong. :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Posted by santifernandez on 15 May 2017, 18:38

Great sculp.....great artist.
santi.
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Posted by Alex on 15 May 2017, 21:22

:yeah: :yeah: :yeah:
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Posted by Hellboy on 16 May 2017, 06:03

Speechless!!!! :shock: Admirable and fantastic. :-D You're a real artist! Congratulations to this masterpiece! :yeah:
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Posted by Egbert on 16 May 2017, 07:11

Sensational quality of work ...
absolutely fantastic :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
I am really excite... :o
Please allow me a question
Can you tell me, how do you make these small buttons on the armor.

Greeting
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Posted by sberry on 16 May 2017, 07:25

lirui wrote:Hi, sberry
Thank you for the correction.
My friend only gave me computer games as sources........ other photos found by myself but I didn't care :drool: :xd: :xd:
Without knowledge of ancient Rome, however, up to now, I realize that I was wrong. :shock: :shock: :shock:

But still the sculpting is first class!
And one also has to admit that our knowledge on the Praetorians' dress and equipment is rather limited. There are artistic representations, like the relief that you posted, but it is impossible to tell how much of this reflected reality, and how much is due to artistic conventions. A clear answer on how similar or dissimilar the Praetorians looked, compared to ordinary legionaries, is not possible.
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Posted by lirui on 16 May 2017, 13:59

:o Hi,Egbert
that was 0.3mm 'micro-spheres' (thanks to Phersu , whom told me this word)
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Posted by Egbert on 16 May 2017, 15:49

Thankyou, :-D
can you tell me were I get them ? ;-)
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Posted by lirui on 16 May 2017, 16:48

Purchases can be made online very cheap in China , maybe hard to find in hardware store. :xd:
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 18 May 2017, 17:51

Excellent sculpting.

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I think Mr. Berry must be right (again): never use videogames or Hollywoodmovies as an example for historic sculpting. But imagine when I try to sculpt an ancient Han Chinese: it would probably go wrong much worse :-D

Anyway I would love to see a full page macro close up in color to get a better impression about how these Romans are actually sculpted by you.
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Posted by Phersu on 18 May 2017, 22:52

Simply fantastic, awesome details and perfect sculpture! :thumbup:
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Posted by FredG on 19 May 2017, 17:12

sberry wrote: Problems here are the shield, which is unrealistically wide, and the braces worn on the forearms: Hollywood loves them, no Ancient Rome movie without these braces, but they were just not worn in Antiquity.


Gasp!

You mean Hollywood films aren't always ( *ever*) historically correct?

Double gasp!

:-D :-D :-D :-D
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