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Byzantine Infantry Official
Graywolf
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 03:21 PM UTC
Engin Kayral reviews Romeo Models latest release RM 54-66 Byzantine Infantry Official - VI Century A.D.

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Major_Goose
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 03:51 PM UTC
Definately a beautiful sculpt by Gianni La Rocca and a wonderful release from Romeo Models
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 04:36 PM UTC
mhh well, it seems like a nice one but really couldn't the ear protections of the helmet be casted as separate parts? it looks weird -not to mention hard to paint- on the (good quality) face pic you took Engin..

(/edit) actually a piece of *photoetched* metal would have been quite great for the ear protection..
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 05:31 PM UTC
Jean Andre,my friend
As I was writing this review;I also noticed the same thing and mentioned this in my review.The new format of Summary has _HIGHS and _LOWS for the figure and i wrote my opinion on the LOWS part as " If cheekguards would be supplied as separate parts, face could be painted easier and detailed."
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Posted: Sunday, February 04, 2007 - 05:33 PM UTC
argh sorry my friend, i just can't read anything on a screen :-)
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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2007 - 03:56 AM UTC
It is a very nice figure of Byzantine infantry Official. The figure , I think
is inspired by a painting by Christos Yiannopoulos in a Greek
edition (2006) under the name "BYZANTINE ARMY" of the Greek magazine "MILITARY HISTORY".
We need more figures from Byzantine Empire era.
I agree with the remarks about the cheekguards.
Excellent review ,one more time ,by mr Kayral .

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Posted: Monday, February 05, 2007 - 05:46 PM UTC
Some more figures from the Byzantine era are coming from other than Romeo companies also ...soon .......

And the inspiration source from Periskopio editions is mentioned in the figures text included in the packed box of the kit . The figure isproduced under regular license from Periskopio Editions to Romeo Models,and the same is done with previous and nexr figuresthat come from the original illustrations of Christos Yanopoulos
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Posted: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 - 01:42 AM UTC
Dear Kostas I have the kit.
It doesn;t say anything about Mr Giannopoulos painting or the PERISKOPIO editions.
It refers only " Historical research : Kostas Rodopoulos
Check it