login   |    register
Historical Miniatures: Antiquity
All civilizations and subjects not otherwise grouped herein.
Fifth Century Celt
AJLaFleche
Visit this Community
Massachusetts, United States
Member Since: May 05, 2002
entire network: 8,074 Posts
KitMaker Network: 2,574 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 01:16 AM UTC
Latorre’s 54mm 5th Century Celt painted in Andrea/Vallejo acrylics with touches of other brands and some oils as washes.
He started with an off white tunic, but I didn’t like the shading I was getting, so he “changed” to a darker one.
His ankles were particularly thin, which was brought out in a Planet Figure review some months ago. I built them up with Miliput before inserting the brass rods to hold him up.
The review also noted there was more fantasy than strict reality in his outfit.
He does kind of look like a certain Austrian born actor turned governor of a far western state.
In painting the ace, I tried to get a darker palette than I normally use to increase his menacing appearance.
There’s no indication on the box, but Latorre gives the painter the option of the two axes I chose (as is used as the box art) or a shield for the left had. That shield in in the foreground of the base.









MiamiJHawk
Visit this Community
Kansas, United States
Member Since: April 07, 2005
entire network: 1,225 Posts
KitMaker Network: 0 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 06:08 AM UTC
Very nice AJ:

A very interesting and a first class presentation thru out; even the block of
wood is in the color range that compliments the earth tones used in
this figure. The earth tones are some of my favorites for this kind of
modeling, an "earthy Celtic Warrior". LIke the ground cover too. Simple but
yet very effective. Of course, we know that simple do NOT mean easy,
eh?

As I looked thru the pictures I got to the last one and was wanting to see
more of them. Reminds me of my amateur musical comedy days and one
of the basic principals of theatre. . .

Always leave your "audience" wanting more. Indeed
Tarok
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: July 28, 2004
entire network: 10,889 Posts
KitMaker Network: 2,373 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 11:00 AM UTC
Hi Al,

He looks great! I love the earthy tones, and the groundwork compliments the figure's colouring well. I think the correct way to put it is "nice composition"?

I hope you'll be entering this in the Seil Model FOTM this month

Rudi
wampum
Visit this Community
Tekirdag, Turkey / Türkçe
Member Since: August 21, 2002
entire network: 3,289 Posts
KitMaker Network: 389 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 11:54 AM UTC
This is a very nice painted figure. I like it. I think you did well not to paint the tunic in white, this looks fne for my taste. I like also the axes colors and weathering.

And he looks like that actor, too, nice observation
Thanks for sharing
Graywolf
Staff MemberSenior Editor
HISTORICUS FORMA
Visit this Community
Izmir, Turkey / Türkçe
Member Since: December 01, 2001
entire network: 6,405 Posts
KitMaker Network: 1,013 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 01:34 PM UTC
very nice painting on a Latorre masterpiece .i especially liked the fur and leggings...and it is my opinion but i think the illumination covered very good painting of figure some, this is a common problem for many of us.
congrats my friend
Vic
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Member Since: December 14, 2004
entire network: 1,697 Posts
KitMaker Network: 237 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 01:57 PM UTC

Hi Al,

I'm glad the shading of the white was a problem I really like the look the colours you've used has given him. Good choice also to use two axes with the shield on the floor, he looks really menacing.
All round great paint job and the base finishes it all off nicely.

All the best

Vic
AJLaFleche
Visit this Community
Massachusetts, United States
Member Since: May 05, 2002
entire network: 8,074 Posts
KitMaker Network: 2,574 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 05:38 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Hi Al,

I hope you'll be entering this in the Seil Model FOTM this month

Rudi



Okay, Rudi, consider this my July FOTM entry.
Al
Tarok
Visit this Community
Victoria, Australia
Member Since: July 28, 2004
entire network: 10,889 Posts
KitMaker Network: 2,373 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 06:04 PM UTC

Quoted Text


Quoted Text

Hi Al,

I hope you'll be entering this in the Seil Model FOTM this month

Rudi



Okay, Rudi, consider this my July FOTM entry.
Al



Cool

Just upload a pic or 2 into the Seil FOTM July 2006 gallery
DaveCox
Visit this Community
England - South East, United Kingdom
Member Since: January 11, 2003
entire network: 4,307 Posts
KitMaker Network: 788 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 08:15 PM UTC
Very nice AJ, complimentary colours all the way through and neat painting.
I've just finished the same figure - just hoping that my internet gets re-connected so that I can enter mine! (still posting this from work!)
Arthur
Visit this Community
England - South West, United Kingdom
Member Since: March 13, 2002
entire network: 2,454 Posts
KitMaker Network: 489 Posts
Posted: Wednesday, July 26, 2006 - 10:42 PM UTC
Good one Al,i like the way the colours are soft and muted,goes together very well.
Arthur