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Roman Optio
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 06:13 PM UTC
Mike Butler, host of The MedRom Forum, shares his conversion of Young Miniatures' 1/10 scale Roman Centurion into a very unique Roman Optio.

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If you have comments or questions please post them here.

Thanks Mike!

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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 07:58 PM UTC
Very very nice. Congrats and thanks to Mike for sharing
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 09:18 PM UTC
Great stuff, how did you make the effect of simulating cloak material? It looks wonderful!

Mario.
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 09:49 PM UTC
Hi Mario,

Check out Mike's SBS on MedRom, the link is in the feature Pretty sure he covers it there

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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 10:14 PM UTC
Oops, thanks Rudi!

Mario
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Posted: Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 11:38 PM UTC

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Oops, thanks Rudi!

Mario



Hehe, no probs Mario
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2008 - 07:06 AM UTC
Hi Mike,Great to see your bust here.You have already heard my comments,but I must say again i just love everything about your bust of the Roman Optio.I have enjoyed looking at all the different photos.Always inspiring looking at quality works.Hope to see him in the flesh one day.
Kind regards John
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2008 - 08:26 AM UTC
That has to be the best woolen effect I've ever seen. Ther rest is great, too, but the wool! I can feel the scratchiness!
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2008 - 09:13 AM UTC

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Great stuff, how did you make the effect of simulating cloak material? It looks wonderful!

Mario.



Hi Mario,

Yep as Rudi mentioned more detail on MedRom, however basically I sculpted base with Apoxie putty, then textured with Winsor & Newton Fine Texturing Gel (neat stuff this) and painted with acrylics and W&N Blending Medium over a full day worth of painting went into this alone.

Glad you like it.

Mike
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2008 - 09:16 AM UTC

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Very very nice. Congrats and thanks to Mike for sharing



Thanks Engin, really enjoy reading your reviews here and happy to hear you like the bust.

Yours in modelling,

Mike
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2008 - 09:18 AM UTC

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That has to be the best woolen effect I've ever seen. Ther rest is great, too, but the wool! I can feel the scratchiness!



Now that couldn't be a nicer comment Al! Exactly what I was trying to achieve a texture that says something about the clothing, in this case a blanket from his mum

Thanks for the feedback,

Mike
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2008 - 09:20 AM UTC

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Hi Mike,Great to see your bust here.You have already heard my comments,but I must say again i just love everything about your bust of the Roman Optio.I have enjoyed looking at all the different photos.Always inspiring looking at quality works.Hope to see him in the flesh one day.
Kind regards John



And I'm sure one day you will John, just hope it lives up to your expectations.

Kind regards,

Mike