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Offline bowlie

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pit fighter figure
« on: November 02, 2014, 12:53:12 PM »
I would love to see a realistic unarmed fighter figure.  think you could have a lot of fun with it because there are so many directions to go. I'm a sucker for character in a figure, and I think a rather down-beat looking fighter would be amazing. You could go for the emaciated and starved slave fighter, or a rather overweight boxer covered in scars (Greek boxers wore sharp gloves that left long deep scars) or even go for some sort of wrestling pose, although I dont know how you would do that with just one figure.

Something like this is an iconic Greek boxer - possibly Theogenes who is an amazing character in real life and someone I did my dissertation on - and could be fun:
http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Arts/Helenistic/Boxer.jpg
Or, you could go for this later look:
http://ejmas.com/jcs/2010jcs/murray/Figure14.jpg
His cauliflower ears and scars mark him out as a boxer, and the overwightness plus  large, erm, equipment, are a sign of barbarism and lack of discipline in greek culture, showing that boxers were looked down on by society as people whos only form of income was allowing themselves to be beat up, mutilated and ultimately often killed or crippled and left destitute as entertainment.