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12mm Roman Van Dyck Models & Figurines.

Posted by Konrad on 22 Dec 2016, 21:48

When working on my Roman cohort, I often thought how to paint a whole legion.
But in 1:72 ?
Perhaps on a smaller scale.
So I have found these very nice Romans by a Belgian manufacturer.
Van Dyck Models & Figurines.
You can see them here.
Check out this German Tribes.
Incredible. :shock:
Hope you like my little roman ;-)

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Believe it or not.
But the shield is a selfmade paperdecal.

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Posted by Andreas on 22 Dec 2016, 22:12

Fantastic sculpted and painted Figures in that Scale :yeah: :yeah:
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Posted by Kostis Ornerakis on 23 Dec 2016, 10:48

Marvelous painting! :-D
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Posted by Kekso on 23 Dec 2016, 11:01

fantastic :shock:
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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 23 Dec 2016, 12:24

Konrad,

The plastic Roman looks like a giant next to this white metal one.
Incredible how much detail this 12mm one has.
Especially the German tribes look excellent, based on the latest research material I collected myself too.
Kristiaan Van Dyck, if you ever read this, tell us how you managed to do this sculpting and the casting is terrific too.
Only the heads of the Romans are exaggerated and big.
The Germans have better proportioned heads I think.

I often thought how to paint a whole legion. Perhaps on a smaller scale.

I hope this does not mean you have to start all over again.
In a small scale like 15mm and Playmobil scale full Roman legions are already painted and produced.
The whole point about your work is you are making a 1/72 scale full size legion ;-)
So you achieve something that hasn't been done before.
Or am I wrong?

These 12mm Van Dyck Romans are excellent for decorating a camp or town model. I wonder if these are the same manufacturer as the Romans displayed in the Haltern Roman Museum:

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Posted by Konrad on 23 Dec 2016, 13:18

Mr. Cryns wrote:The whole point about your work is you are making a 1/72 scale full size legion ;-)
So you achieve something that hasn't been done before.
Or am I wrong?


Sorry.
But i think I would not be the first.

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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 23 Dec 2016, 13:26

Yes you are right. I even met this man, Thomas Kurtz, at Dioramica.
A very nice gentleman. I forgot about the scale of this legion. But he did not paint this himself. I think he payed Sri Lankese ladies to paint it for him.

That's not a fair game compared to your hard effords, Konrad, or what do we think of it? ;-)
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Posted by Konrad on 23 Dec 2016, 13:54

If he really did not paint them himself, it is his business.
But it is a bought one.
That's not my thing.
All I show in the forum I have made myself.
And so it should be.
I hope Mr.Bos likes my work.
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Posted by Peter on 26 Dec 2016, 18:48

Now I see you working Konrad! :-D

I have some good inside information, that Mr Kristiaan Van Dyck is painting every Friday evening a lot of his own figures! ;-)
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Posted by Konrad on 26 Dec 2016, 19:38

You know him?
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Posted by Peter on 26 Dec 2016, 19:45

Konrad wrote:You know him?

Not personal, but by a collegue from work who is in the same moddeling club. ;-)
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