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Gaius Tarsus Maximus, the greatest gladiator of history, shown here throughout his career in the arenas...



Velites were very lightly armored and carried short swords called gladii. The gladius, Latin for sword, was actually what gave gladiators their names.















The retiarii were known to be clever and quick fighters. They wore little armor in order to dodge attacks and outmaneuver their opponents. The weapons of a retiarius were a trident and a net.







The hoplomachus class was slightly more well-armed, carrying a shield and sword. They also wore a helmet and manica, an armguard consisting of metal plates which could be used in addition to a shield.







Tarsus' final gladiator type: the secutor. This type carried a large rectangular shield and a gladius, as well as relatively heavy armor including a manica and greave, plus a crested helmet. They also sometimes wore a chestplate, unlike most other bare-chested gladiators.













Weapons for all the types:







This is my entry for round three of the SMOT against Smooth Jazz.


The category we received was Historical Warrior, with a choice of Norse, Greek, or Roman. Although I generally prefer the other two to Romans, I realized that I could make a gladiator, which I immediately began working on. However, I quickly found that I couldn't decide which type of gladiator Tarsus should be, so I created multiple interchangeable equipment sets. That's why all the forms (aside from the fully-armored secutor) don't look exactly like Tarsus. The black (and light blue) represents skin, silver is armor, and brown is leather, plus some black as cloth. Let's hope it works out, though.


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Next time
Hopefully, my SMOT round four entry. If I don't beat Sam, then I have no idea what will be posted here next.



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See you all next time.



Comments

 I like it 
  July 5, 2014
its amazing, very cool look and the cape
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  May 18, 2014
Thanks guys! :D
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  May 9, 2014
Holy cow man, you got all of those facts right. Gotta love how you incorporated real history into a Bionicle MOC. Absolutely shweet, Chro!
 I like it 
  April 28, 2014
Everything about this Toa is awesome! I love the poses, design and weapons!
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  March 31, 2014
I'm not a big fan of Bionicle, but this figure is absolute cool. I really like your fantastic posing and photographing. Fantastic job! :)
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  March 30, 2014
Your builds never cease to amaze me, great job Chro.
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  March 23, 2014
love it your the best mocer ive seen so far
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  March 21, 2014
Another great figure and as usual excellent photography.
  March 15, 2014
Haha LOL :P
 I made it 
  March 15, 2014
Quoting Kai (Josh) This is quite helpful in my history project. Oh and awesome build as usual dude! :)
If I were you I'd use another source- I am liable to get facts wrong. A lot. XD
 I like it 
  March 15, 2014
This is quite helpful in my history project. Oh and awesome build as usual dude! :)
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  March 14, 2014
Quoting Wertman 8 Nice one man, very educational. I know so much more now! :3
Haha. Thanks. :P
 I like it 
  March 14, 2014
Nice one man, very educational. I know so much more now! :3
 I like it 
  March 12, 2014
Awesome!
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  March 10, 2014
Quoting Smooth Jazz Really nice work. I love the unconventionality of the lower legs especially. The cape is well integrated, and the weapons for all versions look great. Also, congrats on beating me in the SMoT.
Thanks man. You put in a great entry - it was a close match. :)
 I like it 
  March 10, 2014
Really nice work. I love the unconventionality of the lower legs especially. The cape is well integrated, and the weapons for all versions look great. Also, congrats on beating me in the SMoT.
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  March 9, 2014
:D I love them! I like the design of the legs, the weapons, the different armors, and that piece of cloth they all wore on them. Great job.
  March 9, 2014
The leg design isn't particularly special, in fact a little more "greebly" than I prefer, but the ancient warrior look created by the cloak, sometimes-asymmetrical armor and arm detailing is great. Nice job.
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  March 9, 2014
Very nice. Interesting idea with having one leg have armor, but not the other.
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  March 9, 2014
The most gladiator-y Toa I've ever seen, I think. Well done.
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  March 9, 2014
Here's to hoping your Judges like this MOC set as much as I do. Liked quite a few points, but my surprise fave?- the way those three stacked grey inner thigh technic bracks actually help define a CURVE! Kinda wow, there. Cheers, Chro; best of luck!
 I made it 
  March 9, 2014
Quoting Stormjay Rider So that's what "Velite" meant.
Velites is the plural of veles... velite is something else entirely.
 I like it 
  March 9, 2014
So that's what "Velite" meant.
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  March 9, 2014
Very accurate to real gladiators, and for that I say great job! It's also a wonderful build, but for you that's just a given.
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  March 9, 2014
Awesome work, Ben!
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  March 9, 2014
I like these guys, they're pretty awesome, I've never seen a gladiator built in Bionicle before, which is cool. That net weapon is also a really cool idea as well. :)
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  March 9, 2014
You have some epic pictures there! Love these
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  March 9, 2014
What is this, the non-titan week? xD Glad to see less big and more Inika-like MOCs from the people to be honest. <3 Love those three versions of gladiators and the designs you have used on them. My favourite parts have to be the lower legs (the organic look of those short HF bones as armor), the manica (nice design using that angle piece), the cape (specially the chain and the clasp) and that awesome net! <3 Amazing work with the detailing and looks, dear. Good luck in the contest. =3
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  March 9, 2014
It's tough. But I personally think you got Sam beat. I dunno, I think it's just mainly the different accessories and the different classes of warrior for Tarsus. :P Nice moc and good luck.
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  March 9, 2014
Very technical, but so beautiful in their own menacing way. The weapons are fantastic, but that cape just finishes them off. Great work, to say the least!
 I like it 
  March 8, 2014
As always, your limb designs are fantastic! And the weapons are AWESOME. The modification you made to Nuparu's shield is brilliant, and that trident looks BEAST! :D
 I like it 
  March 8, 2014
Fantastic work, as usual. Keep it up, and good luck! :D
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  March 8, 2014
Quoting Garnira Returns Out of curiosity, which version is your favorite?
As a gladiator, the retiarius. As a regular MOC, the secutor. :)
 I like it 
  March 8, 2014
Amazing work as always! I love how you made different armor/weapon sets for one moc(I'll have to try that some time :P)! Out of curiosity, which version is your favorite?
 I made it 
  March 8, 2014
Quoting Darren .Y Snazzy build Ben. :P
Thanks Adam. :D
 I like it 
  March 8, 2014
Snazzy build Ben. :P
 
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