Irrespective of their origin, gladiators offered audiences an example of Rome's martial ethics and, in fighting or dying well, they could inspire admiration and popular acclaim. They were celebrated in high and low art, and their value as entertainers was commemorated in precious and commonplace objects throughout the Roman world. (Wikipedia)
This kit is the big scale, 75mm production by Alexandros Miniatures. Golden acrylics were used for all of the metal finishes on this figure. The ground work is Apoxie Sculpt and Games Workshop sand. The rest of the painting is completed with Vallejo acrylics.