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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Nov 2023 7:51 p.m. PST

"For some time now I've had the idea of creating characters inspired by one of the seminal influences for my love of the ancients era, Ridley Scott's Gladiator. The spark began when Newline Designs released a pack of 20mm Gladiators (ANR28) I thought I would love to have a miniature Tigris of Gaul there was a figure that had a similar look with cross belts. The iconic character was very striking in appearance with the silvered tiger helm and mask. To recreate this I grabbed an Alexander the Great (AP01) the figure wears a lion head helmet which would do nicely, the plumes removed and heads swapped with the intention to paint the face as the silver face mask. I didn't want to mess the figure up with poor green stuff skills so I just went for a close approximation, I did ditch the shield and drill out the hand. I used a bristle and made the axe head out of one of the Newline spearheads, flattened and shaped. I painted the padded armour as silver banded armour to match the theme…"



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