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Roman Optio
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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2008 - 10:17 AM UTC
Seil Models' 54 mm Roman Optio.

As usual all the comments are welcome.












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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2008 - 09:20 PM UTC
Very nice final brother..congrats
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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2008 - 09:40 PM UTC

Very nice Alguhan, a great job.
Did you paint the design on the shield yourself? It looks great.
I started this one a while back but a 95th Rifle fig has taken preference over it at the moment. (yes, your fault Steve 1969)
Your fig has lifted my interest to finish him now though.

All the best

Vic
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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2008 - 09:51 PM UTC
Thanks Engin !

Vic, thanks for your comment. Yes I painted the shield's pattern freehand. Here you can see the SBS thread.

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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2008 - 10:00 PM UTC

Oh yes, nice work in progress thread. I missed it completely LOL.

I really like the shield, the way you've done it gives it a real authentic look. I can't remember what's in the kit for it but I reckon I'll send my shield to you for painting

All the best my friend

Vic
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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2008 - 10:02 PM UTC

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I'll send my shield to you for painting



Anytime bro.

Thanks again.
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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2008 - 11:01 PM UTC
You've done a wonderful job Alguhan. I'm very impressed by the free hand shield design.
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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2008 - 11:30 PM UTC
Thanks my friend for your nice comment.

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Posted: Monday, July 14, 2008 - 11:34 PM UTC
Hey Algu

nice work bro! I especially like the shield and the lorica segmentata armour. Your scratchbuilt shoulder piece is awesome bro! Great work my friend.

Cheers

Arthur
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Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 01:05 AM UTC
Thanks alot Arthur.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 06:27 AM UTC
Algu,

You did a really nice job on this one!

I forgot you had to rebuild some parts until Arthur mentioned it. I can't even tell it's not an original piece. Congratulations on making it fit in so nicely.

As others have mentioned, you did a very nice job on the shield. I've done a little shield work on my Indian, but I've never attempted a shield that has a symmetrical or repeating pattern. That would make me nervous. It looks like you handled it pretty well though.

Thanks for sharing your work with us, and good luck on your next project!

John
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Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 08:30 AM UTC
Nice work, Alguhan. The base is pretty neat too, I like the moss/ lichen and grass effects.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 09:54 AM UTC
Great work Alguhan and beautiful paintwork of the shield!
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Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 07:57 PM UTC
John, thanks bro for your nice words. The symmetrical pattern of the Roman shields seem to me very challenging always and with this piece I had the chance to try it. I worked alot but the final satisfies me.

Paul and Marcel, thank you bros for your kind comments, I am glad you like the optio.

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Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 10:37 PM UTC
Nice job on this one Algu and as said by others really nice touch with the free hand painting of the shield.

Steve
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Posted: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 - 10:42 PM UTC
Steve, thanks my friend.