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Late Roman Republic Legionaries

Posted by Arbogastiz on 27 Jun 2018, 20:42

Hi friends, you've already seen my roman HQ from Esci, now it's time to show you my w.i.p Italeri legionaries. As you can see, some work have to be done. I dunno what kind of genius designed this set but we got only 2 (literally: TWO !!! :eh: ) poses of fighting soldiers- throwing pilum and forming testudo (but the front rank - consisted from legionaries holding their scuta in front of them - is still missing). I like figure wielding gladius in his hand, but there's only one (!!!) in whole set. As a consolation I can only add Caesar on horse, centurio, cornicen and pretorian signifier are sculpted very nice.
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Chrris
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Posted by sberry on 28 Jun 2018, 07:48

Yes, this set is really strange and was an utter disappointment, when I bought it, because of the absurd selection of poses. But the sculpting is quite good, historical accuracy of the set is OK, and your paintjob on these figures is excellent!
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Posted by Mr. Andrea on 28 Jun 2018, 13:44

Very nice brushwork, really! And I share your frustration with the set, pretty disappointing.
I see some shields are missing. Is it because your are working on it? If you plan not to use them, I would love to have them. I painted same figures years ago (see here http://flowersinyourcannons.blogspot.com/2015/04/marian-roman-dba-ii49.html) and some of the shield went lost after how do not know how many wargames.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 28 Jun 2018, 14:17

Love the painting style! Only two poses,but the shields make them pop! Yes indeed. BB
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Posted by Arbogastiz on 28 Jun 2018, 19:58

Thanks,
As you can see, I tried to give them more diversity painting their tunics, scabbards (dyed leather) or even Montefortino helmets in different colors.
Mr Andrea - I'm sorry, but I don't have any free shields, all of them will be attached to figures. Also as the javelins/pila. But if you have one, you can make silicon mould and cast scuta only for personal, not commercial use.
BTW I like your painted figures very much, the General is also set as your profile photo, nice :-)
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Posted by Ben90 on 28 Jun 2018, 20:14

I like them a lot. Great work!
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Posted by huib on 28 Jun 2018, 20:29

Great paintwork! I love the metal colors of the armour. And the shadows on the shields (pointwash with oil paint?) have a very nice effect.
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Posted by Arbogastiz on 29 Jun 2018, 20:28

Hi huib ! I didn't use oil washes, it's Vallejo Flat Red 70.957 mixed with Black 70.950, water and some vodka as flow improver. When it's dry i highlighted bigger areas of shield between wings and spina with Flat Red and then I used Scarlet 70.817 as final highlight of red. Ring armors are painted with old Citadel Boltgun metal, drybrushed with Chainmail and secured by Gloss varnish
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Posted by Peter on 29 Jun 2018, 20:31

Vodka? :shock:

Okay, I want you to give a workshop! :occasion: :mrgreen:

Great painted figures BTW! :thumbup:
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Posted by Arbogastiz on 29 Jun 2018, 20:36

Yes Peter, cheap polish vodka :) I use it ONLY as thinner and flow improver to my Vallejo and Citadel paints
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Posted by Ben90 on 29 Jun 2018, 21:05

Arbogastiz wrote:Yes Peter, cheap polish vodka :) I use it ONLY as thinner and flow improver to my Vallejo and Citadel paints


As Bob Ross already said: The joy of painting! :mrgreen:
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Posted by huib on 01 Jul 2018, 20:56

Arbogastiz wrote: ....and some vodka as flow improver.

:shock: :shock: :shock: What a waste of good Polish wodka! Well, the result is great.
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Posted by Santi Pérez on 17 Jul 2018, 17:33

Great paintjob, Arbogastiz. I've always loved these Italeri figures, but never painted them :(

Congratulations. :yeah:

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