August 28, 2015

WIP - Roman standard bearer of the 1st Century AD (part 3)

With the Spanish Noble project nearly out of the way, I am able to pick up work again on the Pegaso Models 90 mm Roman Standard bearer.

A while ago some problems occured during the painting of the inside of the lion pelt though. My biggest mistake had been gluing the parts forming the lion pelt onto the torso before starting the painting process. It all came down to being a bit too optimistic about the accessibility of the inside of the lion pelt. Kind of a beginners fault, but obviously one is never too old to learn. In the end all my efforts to correct the problematic area proved to be in vain. Finally, and after thorough consideration, I had no other choice left than to strip the complete miniature of its paint again.

On the other hand, starting from a 'blank canvas', I was able to carry out some extra detailing on both wrists. First I created a new bracelet (torque) on the right wrist and then replaced the original bracelet on the left wrist with a leather protective armband. This seemed more appropiate as the left wrist was left unprotected in battle while holding the standard. I also added the tightening screw on the pommel of the gladius. All this was carried out with Magic Sculpt and (twisted) copper wire.





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