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Offline tin shed gamer

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Re: Help to find a 28mm Roman figure
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2021, 01:35:52 PM »
Your figures arrived yesterday. Whilst I'm at loose end this afternoon I threw some clay at them.Theyre only at the first fix stage. Infact theyre still wet.
I thought I might as well post some progress pic's , rather than just pm you that they arrived okay.

Offline Jjonas

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Re: Help to find a 28mm Roman figure
« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2021, 02:09:04 PM »
Those look very characterful now!
Glad our collaborative suggestions helped.
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Re: Help to find a 28mm Roman figure
« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2021, 07:30:24 PM »
Absolutely brilliant work.  Many thanks.
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Re: Help to find a 28mm Roman figure
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2021, 07:59:04 PM »
They look great!
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Re: Help to find a 28mm Roman figure
« Reply #19 on: July 24, 2021, 08:51:11 PM »
I'm glad you like it.
I've had to use two different styles As both the figure are different sizes. I've re-sized the hands ,arms,and feet . Also the cape. As it ends in the most peculiar fashion ,In a completely flat panel behind and under the left arm.
I've just the foot figure to tweak. (The legs and right hand especially.)

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Re: Help to find a 28mm Roman figure
« Reply #20 on: July 24, 2021, 09:30:48 PM »
I'm glad you like it.
I've had to use two different styles As both the figure are different sizes. I've re-sized the hands ,arms,and feet . Also the cape. As it ends in the most peculiar fashion ,In a completely flat panel behind and under the left arm.
I've just the foot figure to tweak. (The legs and right hand especially.)

Sounds like a lot of work - greatly appreciated.

Offline tin shed gamer

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Re: Help to find a 28mm Roman figure
« Reply #21 on: July 25, 2021, 09:24:48 AM »
To be honest .I just sat on the sofa put Chelmsford 123 on ( for inspiration ;)) and pushed clay. By the start of the third episode I was sat with a glass and chuckling away.

I've shortened the legs ( to match the head and re aline the hips so they are inside the width of the shoulders).  Widened the torso under the arm. Raised the right shoulder. Re aligned the right arms profile to match the line of the armour. Reworked the hands. Followed the lines of the original cape, and enlarged the area to hide a strengthening panel as part of the cape.( to support the pinning of the legs.)
Sounds a lot but its just a few small of clay put on an existing figure ;)
« Last Edit: July 25, 2021, 09:27:49 AM by tin shed gamer »

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Re: Help to find a 28mm Roman figure
« Reply #22 on: July 25, 2021, 12:49:13 PM »
Looks splendid - and since I am a short a@*e anyway the figure looks much more like me!

Many thanks.  I hope my mediocre painting skills does your work credit!

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Re: Help to find a 28mm Roman figure
« Reply #23 on: July 25, 2021, 01:15:16 PM »
This is absolutely brilliant!
"Nice try, history; better luck next year."

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Re: Lovely 28mm Roman General Undercoated versions received
« Reply #24 on: July 27, 2021, 03:07:27 PM »
My little Roman general arrived today.  I am thoroughly delighted.
Now to paint him (me?) and give him (me?) a Latin name.  Since he (I) sports a moustache he is (I am) probably a Romano-Gaul or Briton.
« Last Edit: July 27, 2021, 04:48:06 PM by dadlamassu »

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Re: Lovely 28mm Roman General Undercoated versions received
« Reply #25 on: July 27, 2021, 10:46:04 PM »
My little Roman general arrived today.  I am thoroughly delighted.
Now to paint him (me?) and give him (me?) a Latin name.  Since he (I) sports a moustache he is (I am) probably a Romano-Gaul or Briton.


Hmm... Well, if you're going for a good old fashioned "three named" Roman, you have your pick of like  a dozen "praenomina" lol (Marcus, Lucius, Gaius, etc.). Your second two names tend to be more descriptive, so why not something like Marcus Brittunculus Barbatus? The Vindolanda tablets refer to the Brittunculi, and Barbatus just described someone with noteworthy facial hair  :D

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Re: Lovely 28mm Roman General Undercoated versions received
« Reply #26 on: July 28, 2021, 06:57:55 AM »
Hmm... Well, if you're going for a good old fashioned "three named" Roman, you have your pick of like  a dozen "praenomina" lol (Marcus, Lucius, Gaius, etc.). Your second two names tend to be more descriptive, so why not something like Marcus Brittunculus Barbatus? The Vindolanda tablets refer to the Brittunculi, and Barbatus just described someone with noteworthy facial hair  :D

Thank you very much - very useful.  I had forgotten the Vindolanda tablets mention of Brittunculi. 

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Re: Lovely 28mm Roman General Undercoated versions received
« Reply #27 on: July 28, 2021, 05:41:04 PM »
Thank you very much - very useful.  I had forgotten the Vindolanda tablets mention of Brittunculi.
Happy to help!

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He is coloured in!
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2021, 12:07:29 PM »
Alanus Brittunculus Argentibarbus (my attempt at latinising - Alan the White haired Briton or someting like that.



He now commands my Legio VI Victrix and Auxiliaries - Seen here with his personal bodyguard (probably British Nobles)

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Re: Help to find a 28mm Roman figure
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2021, 09:51:29 PM »
Glad to see he made it to the table, and at the head of an impressive to boot.

 

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