The Barbarian Trinity (or "the Wise, the Beautiful and The muscular") in 75 mm. 100% acrylic freehand painting. Non metallic paint for metallic parts. Amazing figure sculptures from Joaquin Palacios (thank you Carlos Vazquez from Blacksun Miniatures for providing me with an additional right hand for the rider). Banner was scratch built from copper sheet and steel rod and wire. Terrain base was all scratch built as well and every branch / shrub trunks were made with Apoxie Sculpt epoxy putty. Did also the oval wood plinth. Reverse of the banner is after a painting from Frank Frazetta and is my tribute to him (measure around 5 x 5 cms). There are many ways to interpret this scene but my goal was to display the figures as well as possible. In order to do that, the saber tooth cat was raised from the level of the wood plinth as much as possible. The old barbarian is looking in the same direction as the rider while the female is attracted by the same thing as the tiger. Since I first saw the conanesque / he-manesque rider sculpture I knew I had to replace the original sword with a flag or a banner in order to add height to the scene. A pleasure to paint !
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  • Ioannis PapadakisPLUS

    Gold work!

  • Theodoros Giannakopoulos

    Alex, perfect composition of the figures, excellent painting.
    Gold and favorite!

    • Alex Silvestri

      Thanks Theodoros ! Yes the composition took me a while to figure out but I think it was well worth it in the end :) You know those moments where we sit in front of our unfinished project and not doing anything, just thinking about the next steps, wondering what we should do next ..

  • eric wolfs

    Very original and great painting. That’s a fabulous piece. Gold, of course

  • Blast Model

    Epic work

  • Vladimir_Golubev

    Wow! Gold!

    • Alex Silvestri

      Thanks Vladimir ! I admire you work. Your latest boxart for Salah ad Din is incredible !

  • FreemanPLUS

    Wow! amazing work!

  • Bran

    Congratulations Alex for this beautiful painting, you had a great idea to make this diorama !! My version is unsuccessful next to your masterful scene.!!

    • Alex Silvestri

      Hi Bran ! Your version is gold worthy as well. Félicitation et merci !

  • Clive Jackson

    Love this! Gold (took the idea right out of my mind-almost!)!

  • Kyle Maitland

    That’s quite the banner, beauty.

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  • Roman LappatPLUS

    Editor’s choice from my perspective. It is awesomely painted and setup and it’s almost He-Man. Almost! Love it!

    • Alex Silvestri

      Thanks Roman ! Yes, it brings me back to my childhood as well when He-Man Masters of the Universe and Skeletor appeared on our TV screen…

  • Thomas "1967er" Froese

    They seem to have jumped right out of a Boris Vallejo picture!
    Especially on the dark background - awesome!

  • Poliakov_Andrii

    OOOO!!! GOLD !!!


    definitely a GOLD !

    • Alex Silvestri

      Merci Franck et content que ça te plaise !

  • Mariano del Olmo

    Alex, well painted and great execution of the diorama as a whole! Congrats!

  • Capoch

    Epic scene! Great painting

  • MaremagnumPLUS

    Amazing! Gold!

  • Max RichieroPLUS

    Molto bello

  • luigigraffi

    Superb!!!! GOLD!!!

  • Mariano del Olmo

    Impressive, great painting! Regards, Mariano

  • Holger SchwarzPLUS

    Absolut stark - was für schöne Ausdrucksstarke Farben - Eine wunderbare Komposition !!!
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