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Offline PlaymoCollector

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Greeks & Romans
« on: September 10, 2019, 12:20:14 »
Let's get the ball rolling on antiquity customs.

First off, an attempt at Commodus. Sources describe him as blonde; still, I thought it best to go with dark hair so as to take advantage of the mustache/beard combo.



I'm not too satisfied with the hair. An afro perm might be the closest match with Commodus's most famous depiction, though I'm afraid it'd look ridiculous in Playmo-form.


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Re: Greeks & Romans
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2019, 12:21:38 »
Next is something a bit more original – I hope.

Here's my take on Dionysus. I tried to capture an ephebic, youthful look. Wouldn't mind erasing the print from the skirt as it doesn't really match, but couldn't bring myself to do so yet.



I'm a bit bummed Dionysus wasn't given a plastic form together with the other Olympians, I'm really curious as to how PM would have represented him.

« Last Edit: September 10, 2019, 13:35:45 by PlaymoCollector »

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Re: Greeks & Romans
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2019, 16:17:03 »
Nice!

Good use of parts.

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Re: Greeks & Romans
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2019, 16:22:39 »
Great klickys!

(I am glad I am not the only one who can't clean some prints.. :-[ )
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Re: Greeks & Romans
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2019, 12:36:48 »
Excellent work!  :cham:
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Re: Greeks & Romans
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2019, 18:51:41 »
Those are excellent figures. Thanks for sharing them with us

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Re: Greeks & Romans
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2019, 19:13:49 »
Great work!
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Re: Greeks & Romans
« Reply #7 on: September 13, 2019, 10:36:20 »
Really great work there.

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Quo Vadis
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2019, 15:55:18 »
It really made my day you liked my previous customs!


Now, for something a bit more substantial. Quo Vadis stuck with me for quite some time after I read it, so I endeavoured to give a plastic form to a couple of the book characters.

First comes Nero (v.1), which you have already seen as my avatar. Suetonius describes him as subflauus, which is to say, with some degree of approximation, blonde. He dons a laurel wreath (rather than the omnipresent golden one), as is typical of poets, which he fancied himself to be.





What would Nero do without a trusted arbiter elegantiae by his side? Here's Petronius. Now I know there's really nothing to identify the klicky as such, so it might as well be anyone else – but hey, that's Petronius to me, not much more I can do.



Now, Petronius is the ultimate authority when it comes to saying what's cool and what's not, but an emperor as... straight-laced as Nero also needs someone to keep him safe.



Here comes Tigellinus, praetorian prefect, with the full might of the cohortes praetorianae. Well, not the full might really, more like a centurion and two legionnaires. An "evil" head would arguably suit Tigellinus more, but apparently I have none around at the moment.






There's not much in the way of customizing really, but the end result kinda makes me happy.
« Last Edit: October 17, 2019, 16:02:11 by PlaymoCollector »

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Re: Greeks & Romans
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2019, 16:39:22 »
 :clap: They all look great.  :camera:
« Last Edit: October 17, 2019, 18:47:00 by JLMatterer »