This time a murmillo. The characteristic gladiator (apart from the retiarius with his net and trident who is next in the paint queue) in my eyes, the murmillo carried the stabbing gladius and large scutum of the legionary. He also was associated with the sea, his flamboyant helmet being decorated with dolphins or various real or mythical sea creatures or personages. This aquatic association was a key part of the appeal of his common pairing against the retiarius; the sea versus the fisherman. They also fought against the thraex and so I have my first matched pair.
12/02 - Drat, I just noticed I haven't painted his hair. Better fix that this evening.