Most of my modelling subjects are 20th century. Once in a while I stumble across something different. This is a metal figure, designed by Latorre. I think the sculpting is breath-taking. The figure is well known from the Gladiator-movie. The head is outstanding. It takes the absolute master skills to make a figure in 1/35 scale that really looks like Russel Crowe. White metal kits in this quality are not cheap but this one is definitely good value for money. I painted Russel mainly in oils. The body armor is finished in Humbrol metalcote.