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All subjects regarding Roman civilization or those they fought.
Roman Legionair AD II
Henk
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Posted: Thursday, June 21, 2007 - 02:12 PM UTC
This is one of the MiniArt Roman Legionair figure kits, which I recently built for my LHS, for display in the shop. The kit needed a lot of filler, notably on the legs, but other than that, it is a nice model, and something different as well.







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Henk
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2007 - 12:54 AM UTC
Nice finish to the figure Henk,i have often looked at the miniart range as they seem a reasonable price,would you recommend them?

Steve
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2007 - 02:10 AM UTC
Thanks Steve,

Yes, I would cautiosly recommend these figures for the subject range. But there are a number of issues that need attention. As I mentioned, a lot of seams need to be filled. The head consists of three separate parts (left, right, and face), but is saved by the fact that the helmet covers the seams. And whilst the scale is indicated as 1/16, the figure stands a head taller than the Dragon Figure I stood it next to . I can get a proper measurment later if needed.



ohh, and he doesn't wear pants either....

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Henk
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2007 - 07:05 AM UTC
I think when you weigh the price against the problems you still come out ahead. I've been thinking of getting one (or two ) of the hoplites. There's actually a review of these kits on this site:

http://www.hfmodeling.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=2024

Henk your Roman came out really nice. btw how are the decals to work with?

GB

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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2007 - 08:08 AM UTC

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Henk your Roman came out really nice. btw how are the decals to work with?



Thanks Gary. Decal? What decal?

The decal for the shield needs great care when you apply it. Although it settles well on a glossy surface, it does NOT like to be handeled more than a second or so. Get it positioned and leave alone. I tried to finetune the position and the decal started to break up. It looks a bit rough. If this was a tank I would have to start again, but on the shield the effect is actually not to bad.

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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2007 - 09:27 PM UTC
Hi Henk,...
After seeing the three Greeks on site, I shot out and picked up a Roman, beside the price ( great ) I reckon they are an ok figure as you can do a lot with them, animating them,put a ball of milli putt in the knee and ankle joints, same with the arms before gluing together,...once all has gone hard one can do animation for what ever?.....
I did not much 0f a problem with assembly as I used Humbrol Liquid Poly, this appears to melt the plastic edge and with a little pressure for a few seconds sets a nice join, only problem you have to set this aside to harden up,.. also the plastic surface excepts most sculpting putty well,....
Henk,mate you've done good job,very much like to see you do some of the other subjects,.......
Although I know my way around figures, these are tops for the folk of all abilities ,as these contain all aspects of how toos in our figure hobby.......

good for all.. Phil...
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Posted: Friday, June 22, 2007 - 10:40 PM UTC
Sounds like all in all they are a good figure for the money,they sound like they would make a good base figure for some conversion work.Interesting point about them being a head taller than dragon figure,hmmm they dont wear pants,someones been peeking .

Steve
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Posted: Saturday, June 23, 2007 - 10:15 PM UTC
Thanks Phil, glad you like it. I have not done a great number of 1/16scale figures, but I do enjoy them as a break from AFV's. As for doing more of these, I have been looking at the French Currassier, a mounted figure, in my LHS, and the horse looks very well sculpted on the sprues.

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Posted: Monday, July 09, 2007 - 04:12 AM UTC

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very much like to see you do some of the other subjects,.......



I'm a sucker for punisment.... I started the Netherlands Musketeer. Apart from the slightly inaccurate title, the kit is not for the inexperienced, as this early offering from MiniArt suffers from the initial production problems of bad fit and lots of flash. Pics to folllow..

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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 - 12:45 PM UTC
Morning Henk,..
how are you mate,.....well cobber I've assembled the wee Roman, all's cool, then the old juice in the top couple of inches became restless, mate I took to him, with both blade and saw and promoted him to a Signifer 1st cent.....Henk this is a most enjoyable project......have the standard and the old style cross sword and dagger belts to make as yet, but all is happening..
I see the three Greeks are out in our shops here in Brisbane, have big plans for them also he! he! and that mounted French Cuirassier really like him and a top horse to boot....My son ( also a figure man ) tells me they also released a mounted Carabinier.......I tell you Henk you've started a snow ball rolling.....
My mate Ian is going to post up some photos of the Signifer as soon as he able,.... see you soon..


Phil....
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Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2007 - 10:57 PM UTC
Not more figure to do in your stash Phil -I will run out of memory if I do anymore photos of your stuff
Ian