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Roman Signifier bust completed

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  • Member since
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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Roman Signifier bust completed
Posted by Bish on Friday, February 10, 2017 4:32 AM

The last few years the Mrs has been giving me busts for a birthday present. She has a fondness for Youngs Minitures. This is my second one got for me in 2015 but i have only just finished it after starting early last year. It was stalled for some time as i could decide how to do the bear fur.

These youngs kits are really nice, great detail and the fit is excellent. This was painted iwth a mix of acrylics and oils and Alclad gold to the signum. Really pleased with the end result, the fur especially. I had lost the front teeth of the bear which were a seperate piece. He didn't look rigt without them so i carved a set on knashers out of a small piece of off caste resin.

At least the next one should be somthign i am a bit more familar with. For my last birthday she got me a Waffern SS soldier bust, which did surprise me.

Thanks for looking, all coments welcome.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

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Posted by templar1099 on Friday, February 10, 2017 5:02 AM

Simply fantastic.What really struck me was the fur and the contour of the muscle and veins on the arm.

"le plaisir delicieux et toujours nouveau d'une occupation inutile"

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Posted by hypertex on Friday, February 10, 2017 5:40 AM

I really like how those metallics came out!

I agree about Young Miniatures. They always have great sculpting and top notch casting. IMHO, they can't be beat.

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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 10, 2017 6:57 AM

Thanks guys.

templar, i was really pleased with how those came out. Its al a real learning curve buts doing these busts is really helping me improve my 35th figures.

tex, i first tried Humbrol metal coat but wasn't to keen but went over that with some citadel steel and was mpre pleased with that.

It was just lucky the first one she picked out was one of theres, the Sioux Indian. That was really somthing i would not normally do but very enjoyable. I have looked at other busts but most just don't match theirs. Some just lok cimical or just plain odd. Though i would not mind trying a Life Minitures bust to see what they are like. But there are quite a few of the Youngs ones i want to get includeing a couple more Romans, so these certainly won't be the last.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

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Posted by Gamera on Friday, February 10, 2017 7:36 AM

Really nice work there Bish! Great job all around but esp on the bear pelt you said you were worried about. Yes

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, February 10, 2017 7:52 AM

That is so nice Bish! The bear pelt looks spot onYes I've always been interested in Roman history and I think this is so cool!

-Andy

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Posted by Griffin25 on Friday, February 10, 2017 11:34 AM

This looks fantastic. The fur is great and nice job on the scratch built teeth. You'll probably find the original teeth soon. That's how it goes! Haha

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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 10, 2017 12:24 PM

Thanks guys.

Andy, ye, me to, and Greek. I especially like reading books written in the period, even if they have to be taken with a pinch of salf. I am taking the Mrs to Rome for a weekend in June so planning on seeing the forum and colleseum apart from everything else.

Griffin, ye, more than likely. Though i have a felling i chucked them out with the resin off cuts.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 10, 2017 12:25 PM

Gamera

Really nice work there Bish! Great job all around but esp on the bear pelt you said you were worried about. Yes

 

It seems to happen every time. I worry and put off doign somthing and it always ends up easy and better than i had expected. I guess the message there is keep worrying.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

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Posted by rooster513 on Friday, February 10, 2017 2:25 PM

Bish

Thanks guys.

Andy, ye, me to, and Greek. I especially like reading books written in the period, even if they have to be taken with a pinch of salf. I am taking the Mrs to Rome for a weekend in June so planning on seeing the forum and colleseum apart from everything else.

 

That's awesome Bish. Please share some pics when you get back! That's someplace the wife and I want to go to too. Jealous of you guys across the pond...you have so much history just a (relatively) short plane or train ride away.

I'm reading S.P.Q.R right now, it's a board history of Rome from "foundation" to the 4th century I think. I also enjoy reading fiction about the Romans. The Forgotten Legion books by Ben Kane are some of my favorites.

-Andy

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Posted by Bish on Friday, February 10, 2017 3:15 PM

Ye, will definatly get some pics. I have been to Italy once before, down to Monte cassino, but not to Rome. The one place i really want to see is the temple of Julius Ceasar. He is one of my 'heroes' for want of a better word.

I like those fiction books as well. I've read a 3 book set based on Alexander the Great and The Legion by Simon Scarrow, but not the Forgotten Legion. I'll have to look into those.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

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Posted by Justinryan215 on Saturday, February 11, 2017 7:05 AM

Bish

 

 
Gamera

Really nice work there Bish! Great job all around but esp on the bear pelt you said you were worried about. Yes

 

 

 

It seems to happen every time. I worry and put off doign somthing and it always ends up easy and better than i had expected. I guess the message there is keep worrying.

 

 

I have this same problem, especially at work (I work in a body shop), when I get a repair and I can't figure out where to begin!

This came out wonderfully! 

"...failure to do anything because someone else can do better makes us rather dull and lazy..."

Mortal as I am,I know that I am born for a day.  But when I follow at my pleasure the serried multitude of the stars in their circular course, my feet no longer touch the Earth...

 

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 11, 2017 3:20 PM

I guess most people do when it comes to doing somthing new.

Thanks for the comment Justin.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

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Posted by Hunter on Saturday, February 11, 2017 4:19 PM

Bish - 

I'm not surprised one bit over the realism and awesome detail you have done on this figure. The Waffern SS Soldier is still my favorite Big Smile

Once again, wonderful job friend!!

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 11, 2017 4:52 PM

Thanks Hunter. I hope to make s atrt on the SS bust soon. I certainly won't be taking a year to build it.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

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Posted by Hunter on Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:42 PM

Bish

Thanks Hunter. I hope to make s atrt on the SS bust soon. I certainly won't be taking a year to build it.

 

I will definitely be around to watch you complete that one. If possible...please do a WiP on it so I can learn a thing or two during your build.

Hunter 

      

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Posted by Bish on Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:46 PM

Ye, i was thinking about doing a WiP thread on it, though of course its mostly painting. But i think i am confidant enough now to put my self forward. It might be a bt slow going as i will probably only work on it one night a week.

''I am a Norfolk man, and i glory in being so''

  

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Posted by Hunter on Saturday, February 11, 2017 5:57 PM

Bish

Ye, i was thinking about doing a WiP thread on it, though of course its mostly painting. But i think i am confidant enough now to put my self forward. It might be a bt slow going as i will probably only work on it one night a week.

 

What ever you deceide to do....I'll be along for the build. My first build was a WiP....and you told me that was the best way to start out, and maybe daunting for most... new and old to modeling. Whistling

Hunter 

      

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