41 A.D.

In the dark lands of the Chauchi Tribe,
deep in the winter forest of Germanica,
a hero of Rome was born as he returned
one of the lost eagle home to mother Rome.

Great model by Nuts Planet. A lot of fun for me as I am still reading tons of Ancient Roman novels.
I decided to give this bust a go to let out some of the impressions I gained from reading all of these books.

Sometimes this has to be done. Thank you, Nuts Planet and Benny :)

Last photo shows the bust in my cabinet.
Strange light there as the yellow lamp from above makes it all a bit weird.

The project was sold to a private collector.
Thank you for your support in my craft, work, art and passion!

Hope you like him!
Keep on happy painting!
  • Peter Rauchbach

    Brilliant Face.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thanks, Peter! In fact the sculpt helped me to paint that face the way I did.

  • Sergey PopovichenkoPLUS

    Great Roman from a great Roman :) Very lively !!! I have the same and I will do it too :)

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Romans everywhere!!!! Shieldwaaallllll nauw!

  • Jason Zhou

    Very impressive painting. The overall atmosphere presented in the cold color scheme you choose fits the setting quite well! Do you have any plan to write a detailed SBS article and publish it on the MV site, which will certainly benefit a lot of us again?

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thanks, Jason. Indeed I have the plan to bring a detailed step by step up to Massive Voodoo in the future, yes :)

  • John Margiotta "BloodASmedium"

    Wow jar one of your best for me and my favorite so far!

  • Nicolas "Gros Peintre" Réant

    Wow !

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Happy that it made the impact I tried to catch here!

  • Ben Snyder (Demihuman)

    Gorgeous! Love the intensity of his eyes.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      In my eyes, the eyes on a bust tell the story ... thank you, Ben!

  • Oliver Posvek (Colouristo)

    You can see his leading thoughts in his eyes! Great!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      I tried to tell a story behind his eyes, happy that I managed to do so, thank you, Oliver :)

  • Martin "BangDoll" Grandbarbe

    Impressive !! Really nice paintjob, he looks like real.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you, Martin ... Well, he ain’t real ... I try to avoid bringing the resin bust close to my cats as they would bite and chew on it until there is nothing left. He would not scream, even he might look real!

  • Siggi Hauke

    Love it! One of your best Roman!

  • Gautier "Graphigaut" Giroud

    Usually, I’m not a fan of historical piece, by the way, I love each one you make, you really have an unique style….masterpiece!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you ... I do like the historical journey once in a while but I can not change that I usually paint more fantasy than historical pieces. It can be seen in the colours sometimes.

  • Alex ✍

    Great atmosphere!

  • Alfonso Giraldes_BansheePLUS

    in terms of pure painting. is one of your best jobs.. natural, and believable.. and very characterful. congrats roman

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Well, what can I say, eh? Thank you for your kind words, Alfonso!

  • David Powell

    Wonderful job on a very neat bust.  Even if you ignore the little bits of snow on him (which are beautifully done), the colors alone do a fantastic job of conveying that cold winter feel to the figure.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Tried to catch the right amount of snow indeed as this quickly can turn into a mess :D ... I always listen to piano music when applying snow, it helps to keep down with it. Thank you, David!

  • Uli Wilke

    Those textures are brilliant, the face is beyond believe… I don’t like the snow, but that is just my taste.
    I truly think this is your best piece so far.

  • Margot Crombeecke

    Great atmosphere,  the face really lives

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you, Margot ... happy that you like him :)

  • Matthieu Roueche - "Blabla"PLUS

    The face is amazing…love it!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Matthieu, I bow my head ... thank you for your kind words! Happy that you like this one :)

  • Milosh Meehan

    That face is fantastic, the whole paintjob is brilliant.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thanks, Milosh ... I know several mistakes in the paintjob still ;)

  • Diego Esteban "dieguetestudio"

    I love the nature of the character.
    Ambien+character, I love It.

  • bendy spoon

    Stunning finish, love your cold interpretation of this great bust.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      I tried to bring in some blue cold tones in every colour I used here ... thanks for letting me know that it worked, Alex :)

  • Ian Paul Siongco AKA kuneho

    This is so BRILLIANT!!!

    Hail to the King…

  • Alexander Akers

    Hands down one of your best pieces yet Roman.The snow adds great depth to the bust and the overall life of the piece is astounding.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thanks, Alexander. Really happy that you like it!

  • Matteo D'Eugenio aka Painkiller

    Complimenti Roman ...un ottimo lavoro

  • Radovan DarkTower Rybovic

    One of your best busts, Roman! Love the face and metallics. Thanx for sharing and keep on happy painting :)

  • Dobrovolskiy Andriy

    Incredibly fine!

  • fonsy

    great atmosphere!

  • Jay Martin (Redrum)PLUS

    Stunning Roman Roman ;) one of my fave pieces of yours!

  • Andreas NegerPLUS

    This is so awesome. Especially those eyes. Roman strikes again! ;)

  • PierreYves"LordB"Geneste

    You know all the good I feel with this mini;
    To me, this is your chef d’oeuvre, every emotion is feelable and your paint is so smooth!!!! Perfect!!!!
    English is a brake, here, to say what I feel with this paintjob!!!!!

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you for your many and kind words, Pierre.

  • Fulvio"jumanji"Pagliettini

    Great job,I like it

  • Peter "Baphomet" TothPLUS

    I really love the paintjob :) great piece!

  • BerenMiniatura

    uf!!! one of your best bust!


    Great work indeed, just brilliant.
    I also dig the last picture. You have a very beautiful collection.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you, Oliver. Well my collection never lasts long as I am working freelance with miniature painting. So I got to sell most of my pieces to pay rent and bread. Let me think, from this photo I only own Mephisto. The rest is already sold and gone, but found great new homes!

  • John 'Painterman' van Pelt

    Fantastic! This will be my upcoming project in 2015. I hope it will turn out half as good.

    • Roman LappatPLUS

      Thank you!! Well, make it your way with your passion and it will turn out great!

  • Tommi Worton

    Pretty outstanding in every way. The face is fantastic !

  • Mark "Liffy44" Lifton

    Fantastic art! He looks soo cold. Stunning

  • Anthony Wang

    Wow…the whole piece is so intense despite the desaturated palette. Your cold themed work are all stunning

  • Simon Rozek

    Perfect job !

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