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Reply #105 - Jan 30th, 2010 at 1:56pm
 
No. So much I know one is an original Bible manuscript.
Colours in the Middle Ages were often very strong and long-lasting.
I saw once a painting on keramik 8 centuries. They Just brilliantly
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Reply #106 - Feb 9th, 2010 at 5:07pm
 
Hi Leuts,
Here another historical David Bild.   Wink Wink Wink
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Reply #107 - Feb 9th, 2010 at 9:46pm
 
Ouch... Cheesy
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Reply #108 - Feb 10th, 2010 at 9:15am
 
Smiley. The stone at the moment of meeting Goliath's forehead. David holding the sling with (the same? the next?) stone ready.

In a way it reminds of some movies where the camera repeats certain shots/kicks/blows/movements 2-3 times because the director or cameraman was so proud of having caught them.
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Reply #109 - Feb 17th, 2010 at 4:11pm
 
Hi,

this is a third one - showing the fight david against Goliath.

Do you see how similar the pictures are?
Maybe you could tell me how you would interprate the pictures.
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Reply #110 - May 19th, 2010 at 3:23pm
 
a new Picture
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Reply #111 - May 19th, 2010 at 3:26pm
 
Dialogus de laudibus sanctae crucis 1170
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Reply #112 - May 19th, 2010 at 4:06pm
 
Beautiful picture with a number of interesting details.
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Ferrugo numquam dormit.&&(Nigellus Iuvenis)&&&&

Noch weiz ich an im mere daz mir ist bekant
einen lintrachen  slouch des heledes hant
do badet er in dem blvote  des ist der helt gemeit
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Reply #113 - Jun 15th, 2010 at 3:14pm
 
Hi everybody, here's a picture of what I think is a roman slinger:
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I like the sling he is using. It looks like an apache to me.
The image is from this website:
http://community.imaginefx.com/fxpose/johnny_shumates_portfolio/default.aspx
There are a lot of other great illustrations over there, check them out! Wink
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Reply #114 - Jun 15th, 2010 at 4:19pm
 
TheGoodGuy wrote on Jun 15th, 2010 at 3:14pm:
Hi everybody, here's a picture ...

Yeah ... the artist was active on this forum when I first started here.
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Reply #115 - Jun 15th, 2010 at 4:37pm
 
Some other pictures by him are in the gallery http://slinging.org/index.php?mact=Album,m5,default,1&m5albumid=18&m5returnid=53...

As for this one... well painted and with a number of details like the glans, but the slinger is much too clean for somebody who moves to and fro quickly in the dust clouds of combat.

Most of all, I like the neat 1990s hair and beard cut.  Wink
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Ferrugo numquam dormit.&&(Nigellus Iuvenis)&&&&

Noch weiz ich an im mere daz mir ist bekant
einen lintrachen  slouch des heledes hant
do badet er in dem blvote  des ist der helt gemeit
von also vester hvte  daz in nie wafen sit versneit.
 
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Reply #116 - Jun 15th, 2010 at 7:06pm
 
A long discussion on Shumate's paintings here

http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1254166093

Some points:

It's meant to be a Rhodian slinger, I think. He has a plaited, Balearic type sling with sewn-on pouch.

The sling bullet is a bit too big (ancient examples are 3-4 cm long)

There is no visual evidence for how ancient Greek slingers carried their ammo bags (which are mentioned by Xenophon in the Anabasis)-- except one cup, by the Makron painter, showing a guy carrying a small bag in the crook in his arm

The inscription, DEXAI, "take (that)", is attested, but the securely dated examples are from C1st BC Athens
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Reply #117 - Jun 16th, 2010 at 4:41am
 
Fundibularius wrote on Jun 15th, 2010 at 4:37pm:
Some other pictures by him are in the gallery http://slinging.org/index.php?mact=Album,m5,default,1&m5albumid=18&m5returnid=53...

As for this one... well painted and with a number of details like the glans, but the slinger is much too clean for somebody who moves to and fro quickly in the dust clouds of combat.

Most of all, I like the neat 1990s hair and beard cut.  Wink


Yep, the haircut is the best, and what, couldn't ancient slingers take a shower during battle?
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Reply #118 - Jun 16th, 2010 at 9:53am
 
TheGoodGuy wrote on Jun 16th, 2010 at 4:41am:
and what, couldn't ancient slingers take a shower during battle?


Only showers of arrows, javelins and glandes sent by the other side  Wink

As there is no direct evidence for what the bags looked like, I am not so strict about the one in the picture. Could have been.

I doubt the red tunic or chiton, though, as it may have been too expensive to dye cloth this way. Brown, grey or (dirty) white would be more probable.

And, from my point of view, the guy is much too well-fed and athletic for an ancient slinger. I imagine them to have been skinny, wiry boys, mostly very young (maybe 15-25 years), with the capacity to move around swiftly for hours. This guy has a heavy infantryman's figure.

My apologies to Johnny S. I appreciate very much his attempts to put flesh on rare and dry information from the antique sources. I hope my criticism is understood as constructive.

(Wish I could draw or paint one percent as well.  Embarrassed)

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Ferrugo numquam dormit.&&(Nigellus Iuvenis)&&&&

Noch weiz ich an im mere daz mir ist bekant
einen lintrachen  slouch des heledes hant
do badet er in dem blvote  des ist der helt gemeit
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Reply #119 - Aug 17th, 2010 at 2:56pm
 
You're probably right, Jaegoor, but being me, I have to try it.  I'm finishing up a seatbelt sling with a big retention loop for the three fingers and a slightly bigger than normal loop to slip easily off of the pointer.  Hopefully I'll get a chance to use it this afternoon or tonight.  If it's a failure, I can just cut the big loops off, tie a finger loop in the traditional way,  and easily make it a standard seatbelt sling.
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