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09 Sep 2019 9:59 a.m. PST
by Editor in Chief Bill

  • Changed title from "Eureka Minatures Italian Duelsits" to "Eureka Minatures Italian Duelists"

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surdu200509 Sep 2019 9:51 a.m. PST

I finally had a chance to put paint to brush to work on these figures this weekend.


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Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2019 10:24 a.m. PST

Nice work!I put my money on the guy with the beard (and his girlfriend.)

surdu200509 Sep 2019 11:03 a.m. PST


Grelber09 Sep 2019 2:44 p.m. PST

Nice work. I like the movie Kiss Me, Kate; it seems that it would be a better source for colors than I would have thought.


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP09 Sep 2019 5:10 p.m. PST

Nice figures.

epturner09 Sep 2019 5:32 p.m. PST

I picked them up at HCon, and they are still in the painting queue….

Lovely work Buck.


surdu200510 Sep 2019 5:23 a.m. PST

Thanks, Eric.

HMS Exeter10 Sep 2019 6:20 a.m. PST


Dennis10 Sep 2019 10:35 a.m. PST

[We've done this before, but I'm your huckleberry-oh, and jumping a few lines to get to the point more quickly]

No, sir, I do not bite my thumb at you, sir, but I
bite my thumb, sir.

HMS Exeter10 Sep 2019 11:43 a.m. PST

But if you do, sir, I am for you. I serve as good a man as you.

Jcfrog10 Sep 2019 12:18 p.m. PST

How do you know they are Italians and not Basques?

HMS Exeter10 Sep 2019 12:49 p.m. PST

Interestingly, a quick and dirty fashion survey would indicate the woman's bonnet is more of Northern European use,…England and Holland.

Young Shakespeare in Love?


Dennis10 Sep 2019 4:33 p.m. PST

I'd respond again, but we seem to have swapped roles and to transition to the next good part we need someone to tell us to put up our swords.

To return, however briefly, to the point of the OP, I've been looking at Zaffirelli's Romeo and Juliet-for example see:


The clothes in the movie version of Kiss Me Kate, to my taste, look too much like stage costumes. Looking for Italian Renaissance or Romeo and Juliet costume images gives you quite a bit of variety for examples.

I'd pretty much assumed the sculptor's clothes (returning to the Eureka figures) were stage costume interpretations of Italian period clothing seen through the lens of Shakespeare plays.

HMS Exeter10 Sep 2019 4:52 p.m. PST

Nasty bit of business, the rapier.

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