Friday, 1 March 2013

Unleash Hell!

My attempts at clearing (some) of my ever-increasing backlog of unfinished swag continues with the completion of warlord's 28 mm Roman general based on Ridley Scott's  Maximus from the epic film, Gladiator.

(Warning: Poor photography ahead) I quite like the model's sculpt which has nice, crisp detail generally, although the rear of his cloak is a little flat and lacking definition. The model's nose, too had become flattened during transit, despite its robust blister pack, so I had to improvise with a tiny blob of PVA glue, which, once dried, sufficed suitably.

I based both Maximus and his trusty hound individually, but made this scratch-built stand from which they can survey developments in Germania. 

I went for the closest match I could to the film for the colours of his kit, rather than go for my own version; not very original I know, but hey-ho.

Well, there he is, ready to stick it to the Goths, now what else do I have lying around still to be painted? Oh, yeah...tons :D

That's it for now,



  1. Looks excellent Monty! Love the base too!

  2. Good job Monty, like the bases too.


  3. Thanks chaps - very kind ;)

  4. Great stuff.

    And if Maximus asks... I was entertained.

  5. Nice job Monty! Very "Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife – and I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next."

  6. Very nicely done Monty. The colours are a perfect match.

  7. Many thanks to you both ;)

  8. Sweet Man!!!!
    Always loved General Maximus!
    Nicely done Monty!

  9. Sorry Monty just found this! Great job on Max and his faithful hound - whatever does happen to him after that opening scene?