Sunday, April 28, 2013

Centurio Quintus Sertorius Festus - 54mm Alexandros Kit

A new item on review here prior to my starting assembly is this wonderful new kit from Alexandros in 54mm from the capable hands of Larrucia. Quintus Sertorius Festus a Centurian from Legion XI "Claudia Pia Fidelis" is based on a famous burial stele found in Verona Italy. One of three brothers stele and the second from the family that has been reproduced in miniature form.
The kit is cast in white metal as is standard for this manufacturer and the quality of my kit is extremely high. Eleven components are included. No instruction sheet is provided but the current color box art is quite good. Additional research is easily made on this subject so I have no complaints in this regard. A complete photo of the kit components is below, followed by individual close-up photos of the three most important parts.

The figure is accurately depicted wearing the "braciae" or pants, typical for the 1st century AD. All aspects are well sculpted although the sword hilt appears a bit short to me. Coloration for this piece should follow the box-art although I don't care for the coloration and patterning used for the cloak. The stele used for this portrait is shown below. My intention is to stage this piece in an urban Roman setting of some sort. Stay tuned.


  1. This is a marvelously detailed bit of work and well beyond my skill level as a painter. I will however, enjoy watching you paint it and will learn from you as you post W.I.P.'s.

    Thank you,