|Onion mesh bag cut into suitable sizes ;circles'|
Originally I had made the nets to roughly circular scale 4 metres diameter (about 4 inches or 10cm), as my best research seemed to indicate. bebut found that when adding them to the figure they occupied far to much space, especially as I had to really fit them into the 3cm sided hexes I use.
|Retiarius with net added|
The attachment was very straight-forward in that I looped one hole in the net over the hand of the retiarius and glued in place. The remainder of the net was then draped either around his had (if it was one of the gathered ends) to represent the retrieval rope for a cast net or on the ground by his left side. spots of superglue on both the net and firmly attached the net both to itself and the base, finishing off the figure.
|Same figure, different view|
I did make an extra net to represent a discarded one, but haven't based it up yet (along with all the other detritus of the arena that still needs doing - i.e. weapons and shields); and that as they say is with these figures now 'finished', my Gladiator project is all but finished.
|And another different one...|
|...who has probably the most dynamic pose|
|The final one named "Blurius"|
There are a few bits and pieces still to do of course, like the aforementioned detritus and a few counters too are needed.
I also have other, fairly suitable figures that may make an appearance in my arena and some animals too, so I will be still adding to the collection but not at the same rate as this last year and as they are added I will of course post about them.
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