Sunday, 9 September 2012

I am Spartacus

Taking a little change in direction for the moment, one of my favourite things or some reason or other is Gladiator games and Gladiators. I think it has a lot to do with be dragged up in Britain's oldest recorded town, Colonia Claudia Victricensis Camulodunum or just plain Colchester for the likes of me.There is archaeological evidence of settlement 3,000 years ago. Its Celtic name was "Camulodunon", meaning "the Fortress of Camulos" (Camulos being a British god equated with the Roman Mars). This name was modified to the Roman spelling of "Camulodunum". Anyway I digress a bit there, when growing up with all the Roman walls and stuff about, finding a Roman coin in the back garden, I dreamt of Gladiators fighting in Colchester and now they have fought the arena, which is cool. So I have got around to painting some gladiators which has been great fun and here there are for you. Sorry of the history lesson.


12 comments:

  1. Wow they looks ace especially the metal work on the shields and helmets. little mini projects are great like this top stuff mate!

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  2. Very, very cool; love the new direction PK.

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  3. Very, very nice paint work! In particular I really enjoy the brown and gold shield which has a real nice aged look to it.

    Christopher

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  4. Very nice work there pete, the colours really pop.

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  5. I used to have these buggers, you've done a lovely job mate!

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  6. Lovely job there! I too did the bulk of my growing up near Colchester and even ended up getting posted back there a few years back. Quite a town!

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  7. Looks great, PK. I wish them well.

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  8. You've made a really nice job on these, nice one!!!!

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  9. Great variety of sculpts in this collection and a nice job of painting them up. The history is always welcome PK!

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  10. Lovey figures Pete and great painting too.

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  11. Modest you must remember the Saturday nights, going to The Bull, The Wagon and the Cups. Oh those were the times of youth, lol.

    Cheers chaps and chapesses I have had great fun great them.

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  12. And the Saturday nights that you want to forget, mainly involving the Hippodrome!

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