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Saturday, October 13, 2012
54mm Apocalators: Miss Murmillo
The armor arrangement on this one was inspired by the murmillo class of ancient gladiator (hence, her name: Miss Murmillo.) A Roman murmillo had one (smaller) greave on the shield-side leg, a large scutum, and fully-enclosing helmet.
Miss Murmillo differs by having the greave on the opposite leg (actually just a mistake on my part- but no one in the post-apocalypse will mind.) And instead of the helmet she has the nice, creepy hockey mask. I like how her head is cocked to the side as if to say, "Want some candy?" Maybe I'll change her name to Candy, or a Latin alternative (Saccharon?)
I made the shield using a piece of plasticard and some plastic mesh from the terrain box. I used a lighter to gently melt and distort both pieces, then I pressed them onto a wooden dowel to get the curve of the shield.
The sword is a piece of hammered brass with the hilt wrapped in twine (for appearance and to help the blade fit better into her hand). I used needle files to make the serrated edge. Everything else that wasn't the original figure was made using green stuff (including armor, loin cloth, mask, manica and hair.)