It is funny how things happen. When I was showing up the Zombicide minis I got a funny commission. I'm not taking commissions at the moment as I feel a little bit overwhelmed by my to do list, but I simply could not resist this one: 'Would you dare to sculpt two 10 mm Roman charioteers to run at Circvs Maximvs?' Yup, that's right. I know I should have said 'no' from the beginning, but I was just reading a novel called 'Circus Maximus' and I was wondering if there was any game depicting this kind of races. So it all happened to be determined. Who was I to fight Fate?
I was quite reluctant at the beginning however. I was not sure that I could achieve that, but the guy was trusting on my skills, given what he was seeing on my zombies. Wow man, what a weight on my shoulders!
First research on Roman Aurigatores came up to this.
|Hope these pics have no copyright, just stole them from the internet|
So where to start from? Easy, you would say. From the beginning:
|You can't see it yet, but it makes sense in my mind, trust me|
|Two different poses|
|They begin to look like something...|
|Some days later...|
|This is the best thing I could do|
You are never satisfied when sculpting, but this case was special. This is crazy! I had to thin a bit both legs and arms, as they were too Conan looking, but at some point I had to leave them as they were, I had to admit I couldn't go any further.
First time I sculpt anything this size, so I should say it is not that bad. I am eager to see them on their tiny chariots!
But of course I am having some chariots too for myself. You know what will happen, you know...