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    Primus Pilus

    Post  smallia on Sat Jan 11, 2014 6:47 pm

    Guys this is the conversion I've been working on. It's in 75mm and great fun to paint

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    Post  Ray on Sun Jan 12, 2014 7:55 am

    Great painting as always & I know you had quite a task to fit the helmet (which was sculpted to sit on the shield) on the bare head, but & it is no fault of yours DEFINITELY, the side flaps on the helmet were sculpted way too big, at least from the pic's angle they look they are touching the top of the chest area & won't tie properly beneath the jaws pale 

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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Jan 12, 2014 8:56 am

    Wow man , this is Stunning..!!.. cheers 

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    Re: Primus Pilus

    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:36 am

    Ray wrote:Great painting as always & I know you had quite a task to fit the helmet (which was sculpted to sit on the shield) on the bare head, but & it is no fault of yours DEFINITELY, the side flaps on the helmet were sculpted way too big, at least from the pic's angle they look they are touching the top of the chest area & won't tie properly beneath the jaws pale 

    Maybe something like this?.......... or else go to a Catholic Purcizzioni and take some detailed photos of the Roman reenactors there  Very Happy 

    Anyhow..... great paint job!


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    Post  smallia on Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:43 am

    Ray, you are absolutely right. As soon as I put them on I realized that they were slightly bigger than they should be. I think the only mistake I did was to assume that the sculptor was right and since the cheek guards are seperate items, I only put them on when I was too deep in the job to rectify. Well, no matter how good the sculptor is, I suppose they do mistakes too and we can't take all their work for granted.

    Noel thanks but I don't go to the good Friday processions cause I'm a firm believer that they are closer to a carnival costume than anything else SmileSmileSmileSmile

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Sun Jan 12, 2014 9:52 am

    smallia wrote:Ray, you are absolutely right. As soon as I put them on I realized that they were slightly bigger than they should be. I think the only mistake I did was to assume that the sculptor was right and since the cheek guards are seperate items, I only put them on when I was too deep in the job to rectify. Well, no matter how good the sculptor is, I suppose they do mistakes too and we can't take all their work for granted.

    Noel thanks but I don't go to the good Friday processions cause I'm a firm believer that they are closer to a carnival costume than anything else SmileSmileSmileSmile

    Steve

    Steve... I was kidding!  Very Happy  You might even see a roman wearing a wrist watch! They are a sorry sight!

    Probably the sculptor did not bother to scale it since it was going to be resting on the shield..... however... that is not correct sculpting on his part, I guess.

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    Re: Primus Pilus

    Post  smallia on Sun Jan 12, 2014 10:02 am

    Noel, I know. I was too. And I totally agree with you

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