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Tango0106 Mar 2023 4:32 p.m. PST

Nice job…


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Armand

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP06 Mar 2023 5:26 p.m. PST

I like it. Very realistic and believable all around, with good pose and expression.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2023 9:36 a.m. PST

Beautiful work and, as noted, realistic pose and proportions.
Perhaps it is a younger iteration of the "Warrior Queen"who so terrified the Romans.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2023 11:30 a.m. PST

It's an excellent piece, apart from the Fantasy elements. Highly doubtful historical Boudicca went around with bare legs like this; I can't really see much of whatever armor she's wearing on her torso, but it looks Xena-esque.

Tango0107 Mar 2023 3:17 p.m. PST

Happy you like it boys…


Armand

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP07 Mar 2023 4:20 p.m. PST

Historical Romans went around with bare legs over there, too, so it's plausible to me.

Legionarius07 Mar 2023 6:23 p.m. PST

This is a fantasy figure. Well painted but not historical. Celtic women and especially queens dressed much more modestly.

Dagwood08 Mar 2023 4:08 a.m. PST

Much more warmly, at least.

Even the Roman army wore trousers in Britain

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2023 5:49 p.m. PST

The Celts in general were well known to the manly, bare-legged Greeks and Romans as wimpy barbarians in trousers!

Tango0109 Mar 2023 3:42 p.m. PST

Thanks.


Armand

Erzherzog Johann11 Mar 2023 11:15 p.m. PST

I know this sounds harsh, and hypocritical when I couldn't paint to save myself. But Boudicca would have looked nothing like this. The costume is ridiculous, looking nothing like Celtic women's attire. The stupid 'breast shaped' armour, which would just conveniently guide a blow straight into the breastbone, doesn't exist beyond the fevered imaginations of fantasy and men sculpting fantasy miniatures.

Yes, it's well sculpted and yes, it's well painted, but Boudicca it ain't.

cheers,
John

Tango0112 Mar 2023 3:25 p.m. PST

Glup!…


Armand

DBS30314 Mar 2023 12:03 p.m. PST

Not to mention that she was probably a reasonably mature woman
who had two (likely teenaged) daughters who had been defiled by the Romans, and had acquired sufficient standing, independent of her late husband, to lead the tribe and others against the Romans…

In fact, as historical rubbish, second only to the statue of her that sits at the end of Westminster bridge, showing her riding in her scythed farm cart.

4th Cuirassier23 Mar 2023 2:48 a.m. PST

Indeed – as a noble-class woman in her forties or thereabouts, she would probably have been fairly portly.

GurKhan30 Mar 2023 9:29 a.m. PST

"In stature she was very tall, in appearance most terrifying, in the glance of her eye most fierce, and her voice was harsh; a great mass of the tawniest hair fell to her hips; around her neck was a large golden necklace; and she wore a tunic of divers colours over which a thick mantle was fastened with a brooch. This was her invariable attire. She now grasped a spear to aid her in terrifying all beholders…"
(Cassius Dio)

No mention of fantasy armour, and the "tunic" is missing in the figure.

Nice hair, though, and the cloak and spear are present.

4th Cuirassier31 Mar 2023 4:01 a.m. PST

@ GurKhan

I would give the painter a 9 or 10/10 for the excellence of the paint job, especially that plaid pattern. But the subject figure itself I would rate at only about a 2 or 3/10.

Tango0106 Apr 2023 4:24 p.m. PST

Thanks

Armand

vonSchwartz0423 Apr 2023 7:20 p.m. PST

Obviously the sculptor never saw the "Warrior" episode that dwelt with Boadicea. She was portrayed as a relatively attractive, woman, medium height, medium build, with long, dark, hair and scary as hell looking!!!!

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